Forrester: Need for scrutiny heightened in cloud security

May 12, 2009

The security gaps in cloud computing demand greater scrutiny than traditional IT outsourcing models, a new Forrester report says.

With traditional outsourcing models, a customer places its own servers in someone else’s data center, or a service provider manages devices dedicated to that customer. But multi-tenancy rules the day in cloud computing, and customers may not know where their data is stored or how it’s replicated, Forrester analyst Chenxi Wang writes in a report titled “How secure is your cloud?

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