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July 08, 2009


Craig Balding

Struggling to see how the following statement is true at all:

"The “cloud industry” needs to understand that it’s in all of their collective best interests for the buyer to have a reasonably good feeling about the security of ALL providers in order for any one provider to be able to sell successfully on the real competitive advantages: service levels, price, performance, and ability to support business needs.”

It may hurt uptake of the industry as a whole but it won't stop individual cloud providers from stealing a march on their competitors.



Frank Johnson

The body of your blog does not support the premise of what you're attempting to write about. Please add some specifics instead of drudging through generalities. What are they being "secret" about and what should change from the status quo today?

Having worked with all of these vendors, saying that they're not willing to state their security posture is silly. There certainly may be things that individuals don't like about a given vendors security stance and they aren't screaming to the world everything they are doing from the security point of view, but they've always been forthcoming with information when asked.

Dan Blum

Frank - the vendors may have stated their security posture to you, but I know plenty of folks that feel like they're left in the dark.

Craig - sure, Google, Amazon, Salesforce, and others have stolen a march. But its only a matter of time before they have to clean up their act or I guarantee you that others will steal a march on them! And that'll be a good thing because we don't want anyone "too big to fail" do we?

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