Cloud computing is a relatively new technology that allows data to be stored, distributed and manipulated with greater ease than ever. As described by Gurjar and Rathore (2013), the “Cloud is a large pool of easily usable and accessible virtualized resources. These resources can be dynamically reconfigured to adjust to a variable load, allowing also for an optimum resource utilization” (p. 1). By moving data, documents and media to the Cloud, the potential for business efficiency and productivity increases and anyone with internet can take advantage of the benefits. As with anything, it is important to understand the risks and benefits in order to weigh whether or not moving to the Cloud is the best move for the business. Some companies,
In doing a small business, most small companies usually have a lot of stuff to be stored safely including their application, files, data, business record, customer's information, and to name a few. As a result, most of the small businesses would continuously have problems finding space for all their necessary data when there is a disaster happen. In a realm of science fiction has become a reality with cloud computing which allows all kind of information to be widely and safely stored on the infinite space of the World Wide Web instead of in a limited area of physical drives. Therefore, many small businesses have been moving to cloud computing to keep their business sustainability and experiencing the new technologies that were never
Over the past several years the term cloud computing has become common in homes and organizations alike. Cloud computing can be defined as a pooled set of computing resources that are furnished via the internet. There are three types of cloud services typically available, these services are Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Organizations can benefit greatly from cloud services because they eliminate the need to buy and manage physical resources. Although such an action cuts cost it leaves organization victim to the vulnerabilities and threats that exist in cloud computing. Throughout this paper I will discuss the vulnerabilities and threats that come
The word "cloud" is used to represent the internet and other communications systems. Cloud computing is the result of an evolution of the widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture, autonomic, and utility computing in the past, telecommunications companies mainly gave simply dedicated, point-to-point data circuits to their users. Starting from the 1990's, virtual private network services was included in their contributions. It made the telecommunication companies offer equally improved services whereby cutting down on cost as well as using resources effectively.
Meyer and Stander, (2015) Suggests that the process of digital data evidence is essential for a cloud customer to be able to know where the digital evidence is located and how to access it.if the digital information cannot be established in the first step the chain of custody therefore collapses and that limits the digital evidence of information to be justifiable in a court of law. Issues and challenges in the digital evidence classification phase were established and this was mainly in three categories namely:
According to Squicciarini, Oliveira and Lin (2016), cloud computing as a paradigm should not be viewed as a new technology but appreciated as an extension of how the Internet can be used. Cloud-based services are anchored on the idea of using a network of remote servers hosted by third-party companies to store, manage and process data as opposed to using in-house servers.
Cloud computing is a technology that has come full-circle in recent years. Computer equipment used to be too expensive for an average individual to own. The original industry model was a computer mainframe with dummy terminals. This fit the technical definition of Cloud Computing in a primitive sense because all data was stored and accessed from the mainframe. With the advent of the microprocessor, MS-DOS and Windows, hardware and software prices dropped and computers became commonplace in businesses and homes. This transition led to a model with personal computers storing data locally and not being connected to each other. Then as the Internet was created and the World Wide Web was developed to explore it, Personal Computers became
Cloud computing is becoming very popular amongst private users as well as business sectors due to its benefits of availability, time saving and cheaper. However, one of the biggest factors which hold back the users is Security and Reliability of the data. The report briefly describes cloud computing, its characteristics, and its three major categories. It discusses about the reliability of data in cloud computing. The report also discusses about the NoSQL database of the Cloud Service Provider giants like Google, Amazon, and Apache and how they ensure reliability of the data in their services. Finally, the report discusses about the data security in the cloud computing infrastructure. It throws light on the security of data at various levels like Network Transport Security, Data Storage Security, and Data Management Security.
Cloud computing programs, or the ideas of them, have been around since the 1960s, but it was not until the 1990s that the services were finally available due to advancements in technology. But to fully understand the importance of this innovation we must define what cloud computing is. Per the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency that creates standards and guidelines for providing information security for all agency operations and assets has defined cloud computing as a model that have easy access to a pool of shared network. Cloud computing programs must have the following five characteristics to be defined as such: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service. Once the program satisfies these five elements in can meet one of three service models: Software as a Service, Platform as a service, and Infrastructure as a Service and one of four development models: private cloud, community cloud, public cloud, and hybrid cloud. For the sake of this paper we will focus on Software as a Service (Grance, 2011, 2-3).
Most organization or IT associations, spend billions yearly on IT Infrastructure to make and oversee complex data frameworks. Equipment coordination, programming updating, over the top preparing of staffs consistently, server farm offices and salaries means the overabundance spending on IT Infrastructure.
Abstract— Cloud Computing is emerging amongst all the ascending technologies as the most prodigious process in the chronicles of computing. As it still takes time to settle, a new challenge as felt whilst its implementation across has been a relatively more gratuitously new. Today as Cloud technology is increasingly expanding across the globe for its resulting benefits but still needs time to offer its full development. This technology provides a new way to trace banks information system. This paper in brief presents the characteristics and applications of the cloud computing. It also explores the innovative applications of cloud computing and elaborates the defects of the framework in banks.
Cloud computing is very convenient because it can be done anywhere, and anytime. Businesses use the cloud as “Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), where the business subscribes to an application it accesses over the Internet”(Cloud & cloud, 2016). The benefits of SaaS you can sign up and rapidly start using innovative business apps and data is accessible from any connected computer No data is lost if your computer breaks, as data is in the cloud and the service is able to dynamically scale to usage needs Another one is Platform-As-Service where the business creates it own application for the company’s use and it supports everything you need to build and deliver web based applications. The Benefits of PaaS are the ability to develop applications and market faster, Deploy new applications to the
Cloud computing is a practical model that has significantly reduced cost and increased benefits as well as having the potential to transform a data center from a capital intensive setup to a variable priced environment. Reusability of IT capabilities is the fundamental core principle where unlike the grid computing, cloud computing has to widen its horizons across organizational boundaries. Organizations are not required to install a piece of software on their local computing devices such as laptops or personal desktops but access this application from the internet such as webmail, web conferencing and much more. How cloud computing wins over platform dependency in addition to making business applications flexible, mobile, and collaborative.