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Hybrid Cloud Requires IT Management

Interest in cloud computing is growing as an answer to dwindling IT resources and the necessary real estate to expand traditional on-premise datacenters.

As CIO Update reports, cloud computing services offer plenty of advantages, including lower costs and a flexible infrastructure for scalability, but IT needs to be diligent about being sure its valuable information assets are still properly managed.


FOSTER CITY, Calif. -- Offloading IT infrastructure to a cloud-computing provider can result in great cost savings and more streamlined, flexible operations. Need more compute power or storage? Cloud systems like Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN) readily scale so there's no need to go through a time-consuming purchasing process or scrambling to find more room for an expanded datacenter.

But the cloud is not a panacea, and the need to adhere to information management best practices remains, Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC), executive Deepak Mohan told InternetNews.com in a briefing here.

Mohan should know.

In his position as senior vice president of Symantec's Information Management Group, he oversees a range of products and services including archiving and backup to information management and regularly meets with enterprise customers.

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Symantec - Cloud Requires Security Diligence