Cloud Issues and Pit Falls

In this age of business operations, software applications and electronic data are the life blood of the enterprise. When they are unavailable due to a disaster or outage, business is slowed or stopped altogether. In the short term, outages result in data loss, employee and customer frustration and lost revenue. The long term penalties of an outage can affect a business for a lifetime; lost records, transactions and accounting files can even put a business at risk of regulatory violations.

CIOs need to consider the following when dealing with Cloud implementations
  • Outsourcing TemplateThe cloud's fast pace of change can be hard to keep up with -- if a provider changes directions or goes out of business a path must be pre-defined that the enterprise can follow when that occurs

  • The cloud does not always work like the "real world" -- Developers might find that the configuration they use in production is hard to replicate on cloud services

  • Some applicationss are not ideal for development in the cloud -- The more hard-to-access or hard-to-replicate systems an application integrates with, the more difficult it is to develop and test it on cloud computing resources

  • Developers often dislike the unfamiliar cloud territory -- Cloud computing is still relatively new to a lot of organizations, and it can be a disruptive technology, including in the development arena.

  • Lack of documentation hinders cloud developers -- the lack of documentation to help developers understand the cloud and the tools and resources that can be used to build applications in that environment

  • Network issues can bedevil private cloud environments -- Developing in the cloud sometimes means developing in your own private cloud, which may not have the multitenancy and load-movement capabilities that keep your applications available 24/7

  • It's easy to let the meter run unnecessarily on the cloud -- a potential problem is wasting money on cloud fees. Developers can easily forget or neglect to turn off virtual machines they are not using.

  • Cloud licenses can contain surprising deployment restrictions -- Among the nontechnical issues with the cloud that can have an impact on development are licensing restrictions.

  • Integration can be harder to troubleshoot -- Integrating new applications with existing ones can be a key part of the development process, and the cloud brings even more challenges from an integration perspective

One solution is to get the Practical Guide of Cloud Outsourcing.

Practical Guide for Cloud Outsourcing

The template is provided in WORD and Adobe Reader PDF format. It is can be used in whole or in part to plan for, negotiate, and manage the cloud outsourcing process. In the 126 pages included are a job descriptions for Manager Cloud applications, Cloud Computing Architect, sample contract, service level agreement, ISO 27001 - 27002 - 27031 security audit checklist, Business and IT Impact Questionnaire and much more.

Cloud Outsourcing and Disaster Recovery Bundle

The bundle includes in editable Microsoft WORD and PDF formats:

  • Practical Guide for Cloud Outsourcing includes a job descriptions for Manager Cloud applications, Cloud Computing Architect, sample contract, service level agreement, ISO 27001 - 27002 - 27031 security audit checklist, Business and IT Impact Questionnaire and much more.

  • Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) can be used in whole or in part to establish defined responsibilities, actions and procedures to recover the computer, communication and network environment in the event of an unexpected and unscheduled interruption. The template is IS0 27000 (27031) Series, COBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA compliant.

Cloud Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery, and Security Bundle

The bundle includes in editable Microsoft WORD and PDF formats:

  • Practical Guide for Cloud Outsourcing includes a job descriptions for Manager Cloud applications, Cloud Computing Architect, sample contract, service level agreement, ISO 27001 - 27002 - 27031 security audit checklist, Business and IT Impact Questionnaire and much more.

  • Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) can be used in whole or in part to establish defined responsibilities, actions and procedures to recover the computer, communication and network environment in the event of an unexpected and unscheduled interruption. The template is IS0 27000 (27031) Series, COBIT, Sarbanes Oxley, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA compliant.

  • Security Manual Template - (ISO CobiT SOX HIPAA Compliant) includes the Business Impact questionnaire and a Threat and Vulnerability Assessment Form (PDF and Excel). It is a complete Security Manual and can be used in whole or in part to comply with Sarbanes Oxley, define responsibilities, actions and procedures to manage the security of your computer, communication, Internet and network environment.

 

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