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From slow batches to fast files, how Microsoft is luring folks into Azure


Re: Re Still sceptical..

Good idea, but lets be honest encryption will only take you so far. You can encrypt/decrypt files - but then you've got to train users how to decrypt them or put in place an automated means of decryption (potentially making the encryption pointless).

The "easiest/quickest" way would probably be encryption containers - this would mean only decrypting and encrypting once per session - but again still slowing you down.

Then of course the majority of features offered by Azure such as change tracking etc simply stop working and the slowdown caused by having to decrypt and encrypt each time a file is changed would make the cloud appear "slow" to users, even more so if it's a manual process.

So overall If you're encrypting/decrypting data then it kind of makes the cloud pointless as all the "benefits" offered by the cloud are lost upon encrypting the data.

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