Most early adopters have
found the most serious drawback to be the relative isolation of the cloud itself. If there is a
need to share data between two systems on the same
estate it is generally easy to connect directly over an internal network.
Once one of those systems is in the cloud the data is
effectively isolated, at best available through a high
level service interface or more likely through a large
and cumbersome overnight export.
Perversely this can mean an unexpected drop in
flexibility/agility and an increase in cost of
OmniFabric was designed to enable a new approach to
clouds - offering far greater flexibility.