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5 Security Hurdles to Clear Before Choosing a Cloud Provider

By Dimitri McKay

Over the past year, the IT world has seemingly fallen head over heels for the cloud. Cloud computing has great potential in terms of collaboration and efficiency, and it's already delivering strong results for organizations that have leveraged the cloud model.

For all the hype, though, it's important not to overlook one of the most basic yet crucial aspects of the cloud: setting up a reliable SLA (service level agreement) that ensures your organization's data is as secure in the cloud as it is in your own data center.

What follows are five questions that you should be sure to ask your prospective cloud provider as you set up your SLA.

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Bill Roth is a Silicon Valley veteran with over 20 years in the industry. He has played numerous product marketing, product management and engineering roles at companies like BEA, Sun, Morgan Stanley, and EBay Enterprise. He was recently named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Bloggers.