The notion that distance doesn't matter when it comes to cloud computing is a misguided one according to new research from Forrester. Ignoring geographic issues may be "perilous" for corporate customers warned the company in a new report, And security remains a key inhibitor for companies, with 50 percent of the Forrester survey respondents citing this as their reason to adopt cloud computing as a business strategy, just ahead of the 43% who said that the technology was too immature.
The report, written by James Staten and Onica King, warns that IaaS clouds do not "inherently provide geographic locality, nor do they solve performance latency. End user performance will only be high for users who have geographic proximity to the cloud data centre or who are directly resident on the networks that are interconnected at this data centre.
Source: Computer World