not considering the develop/architect/installation cost - I know in SQL Azure when the data is encrypted while being transmitted - it raises performance issues. Is that a problem? No, not always because the significance of performance impact can only be addressed by benchmarking the performance.
I cannot think of other disadvantages off the top of my head - but I guess a quick search should point you to whitepapers/blogs that delve deeper. Hope this helps.
commented on Aug 18 2012 1:50PM