ANTARA Group CEO, Tim Caulfield had an opportunity to answer some questions for Drew Turney’s piece on private vs. public clouds.
In the section titled Private Security, his comments appeared:
On the security side of public cloud computing, you run the risk of falling foul of the ‘noisy neighbour’ effect of a multi-tenancy environment.
“The private cloud’s basic premise in single tenancy inherently restricts the failure scenarios that need to be built into the system,” explains Saju Sankarankutty of Infosys.
But Tim Caulfield reminds us that needn’t be the case. The CEO of data centre service consultancy The Antara Group says overall resiliency is ultimately your responsibility as the data’s owner.
“A great example is Netflix,” Caulfield says. “When Amazon Web Services had outages a couple of years ago, Netflix wasn’t affected because its solution was across multiple availability zones. The cloud is not a replacement for making bad design excuses.”
If you are in the process of evaluating your IT infrastructure and have questions — don’t hesitate to contact Tim.