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Major ISPs have come under fire for spying on their customer’s P2P networks on behalf of the Recording Industry.
Can these ISPs be trusted with sensitive traffic to and from the Cloud?
And because of its dependence on the Internet, Cloud Computing can never perform as a substitute for in-house servers.
For example, there are speed limits, related to hardware and bandwidth, when transferring data to and from the Cloud via the Internet.
Microsoft and IBM’s unexpected touting of Cloud Computing is more akin to Toyota adopting the business model of a car rental agency (If that were to happen, Toyota may likewise rebrand itself in the fashion of Silicon Valley, as a subscription based Transport Service Provider).
It is no surprise that old timers, such as Steve Wozniak who have been at the forefront of the development of personal computing, have publicly voiced their concerns over Cloud Computing.
To quote, CLOUD DATA Documents, Photos, and Other Stuff Stored Online How They Get It: Authorities typically need only a subpoena to get data from Google Drive, Dropbox, Sky Drive, and other services that allow users to store data on their servers, or “in the cloud,” as it’s known.
What the Law Says: The law treats cloud data the same as draft emails — authorities don’t need a warrant to get it.
The general speed of the Internet is still very poor.The infrastructure is so haphazard that most Indian Internet subscribers prefer the limited speeds of wireless mobile Internet from the cell phone companies, rather than trust the cable/landline infrastructure.In addition, uninterrupted supply of electricity is still unrealised in India.Cloud Computing may require gratuitous bandwidth for the client, depending on what the client is hosting on the Cloud.And the same ISPs who are clamouring for bandwidth caps may charge and arm and a leg if the client exceeds his or her bandwidth quota.