Brief article that sums up pros and cons of using cloud computing for IaaS (infrastructure as a service). As the author states, using the cloud can be a God-send from a disaster recovery standpoint as many affected by hurricane Sandy found out, but can also be a nightmare if the setup isn’t done properly. One of the issues that my place of employment runs into is the time to spin up development servers, which seems to be a common problem. By using cloud services to spin up servers in a few clicks, those outside of the server group could be opening up all kinds of security risks to the organization unknowingly. To prevent this from occurring, the organization could create a DevOps group that is represented by both the development and server groups, and create standards for when deploying servers on the cloud to put some kind of regulation in place.