Data path is a factor, though seldom considered by business and entities alike, that comes up as a concern. Cloud data services are used in a variety of sectors including government, hospitals, and a great number of service industries. The concern with data path, in the cloud for the processing and accessing of data, is with compliance, latency of access, and outages. Critical access to data is impinged by these occurrences. Your cloud service contract must account for these events or else the integrity of your process is debilitated into a non-function.
The feasibility of cloud infrastructures has been the selling point. Local private cloud formats are not cost effective. The investment required becomes cost prohibitive especially for startups. When you consider security and continuous reliable access, the outlay is indeed prohibitive. The only option is Internet access.
Available services offerings of public cloud through the Internet allow for a compromise. The cloud data path is what is a concern for most. Compliance with security, privacy, and reliability is key. Some process exposes entities to liability by not meeting privacy requirements. These series of concerns plague many enterprises needing to transition to the public cloud access.
A way to address these concerns is threw establishing IT policies that account for contingencies. What would be the contingency for outages, loss of data, breach, disclosure of data, audits, insufficient bandwidth, and connectivity glitches. These contingencies are being met with a hybrid approach. Such a method involves private access tot the Internet, but the data is managed by a platform such as Microsoft Azure (MA) or Amazon Web Services (AWS). But the connectivity to data through the Internet brings up issues with not knowing the path of your data. Cloud data path should be a concern. A solution for some is a hybrid approach which will be covered at a later time. Nevertheless, planning is key and having and havig a sense of how the data will be accessed and transmitted is crucial.
The cloud data path is not immune to bandwidth restrictions, and charges related to data use. The entities services delivery will be hampered by these factors. Many entities, once and audit is done learn that they are functioning on more than one cloud environment. That complicates administrative aspect of data management and liability for the security integrity. Cloud data path brings a lot issues to the table for the IT process in an entity.