CarverTC Cloud Computing Blog

Compliance Topics Covered in CloudMASTER Cloud Computing Classes

Posted by Bob Carver on Dec 16, 2016 12:36:45 PM

For companies considering moving to the cloud, one of the biggest concerns is remaining compliant in the cloud. In some cases, it's enough of a concern to delay cloud migration, or stop cloud projects altogether. Fortunately, compliance is a major concern for both cloud vendors as well as regulated organizations. Many cloud providers have gotten certifications proving they have compliance friendly processes and meet compliance standards. Others have made serving certain compliance related markets their niche. No matter what your approach, you should be well educated about the variety of compliance issues surrounding moving your data to the cloud. It's about more than finding a compliant provider. You have to assess how a provider will respond during an audit, or if an data breach occurs. The CloudMASTER cloud computing classes on our class schedule discuss all of these compliance issues in detail. To make it easy for you, we put the compliance topics covered into an infographic. Enjoy.

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Topics: cloud computing compliance planning, cloudmaster training and certification

How to Mitigate the Problems and Costs of Cloud Service Vendor Lock In

Posted by Bob Carver on Nov 9, 2016 9:03:23 AM

Cloud service vendor lock in is an issue that keeps CEOs and CIOs up at night. Vendor in lock (also called supplier or provider lock in) has existed in the IT industry and other industries for a long time. The problem is simple. An organization uses, and becomes dependent on the tools, technologies, processes, and services of a specific vendor. If you wish to change vendors, or you need to change vendors, you have to replace those tools, technologies, processes, and services you've become so dependent on. On top of that you have to retrain your people. It's a costly and time consuming proposition. The prospect is particularly stressful to CEOs and CIOs because it's not an "if," it's a "when."  At some point, you will have to change cloud vendors. That means at some point you will have to deal with cloud vendor lock in. In this article, we'll look at the issues that can arise from cloud vendor lock in, and give you strategies to help you thoughtfully prepare, and mitigate problems that can arise.

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Topics: mitigate cloud computing risks, cloud computing compliance planning, cloud computing security, cloud service vendor lock in planning