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Предизвикателства и рискове при прехода на компаниите към облачни изчисления
Challenges and Risks in Companies’ Transition to Cloud Computing

Author(s): Rumen Varbanov
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Стопанска академия »Д. А. Ценов«
Keywords: cloud computing; safety of data in the cloud; cloud IT infrastructure; Web 2.0; methodology for transition to cloud-based services; Software as a Service (SaaS); rights and responsibilities for a consumer of cloud computing services

Summary/Abstract: Cloud computing has already proven itself to be the more profitable economic model of access to IT products, solutions and services online via the Internet for enter-prises of different sizes and it also promises to become a serious competitive advanta-ge. The article deals with the most important benefits and challenges of cloud compu-ting, as well as with the risks of the cloud (loss of control over data, security and safety of data in the cloud, lack of standardization, application compatibility and IT infrastructu-re coordination and transparency). Special attention is paid to some practical issues of the transition to this new business model for providing IT services. The author proposes a specific methodology for a company’s migration to cloud services, which comprises several steps: 1. Investigating and analyzing the main reasons which can motivate mi-gration to the cloud; 2. Analyzing and modelling the business processes in an organiza-tion; 3. Planning the transition. Selecting one or more applications that are non-critical for businesses, which are to be oriented to the new ideology; 4. Analyzing the risks and benefits of cloud computing; 5. Implementing the virtualization and cloud computing pro-ject; 6. Analyzing the outcomes and planning the next services for the shift to the cloud.

  • Issue Year: 1/2011
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 182-200
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian