I really debated over whether to write Your Cloud Held Hostage – Could It Happen?. Figuring out when/if to adopt is hard enough just on the technical and pricing issues, is it good to add fear to the mix? I finally decided that raising awareness a bit more was worth doing, even if in a small way.
I suspect people will move to the cloud because it’s cheaper, as long as compliance is willing to sign off on the legal side. Think about reversing the argument. Is your local colo more secure than a cloud data center? You can argue it’s a less attractive target in terms of scale, but it’s perhaps a more attractive target because the colo doesn’t have a SWAT team on premises.
Interesting stuff to think on.