Cloud Computing Is Moving Into The Mainstream.Moving To
1467 WordsApr 23, 20176 Pages
Cloud computing is moving into the mainstream. Moving to the cloud might be a viable option for some consumers. However, there are many facets to consider before moving to the cloud. There are four types of clouds, public, private, community, and hybrid. All four cloud arrangements have pros and cons, and they need to be weighed before a decision is made. Two main challenges of clouds are security and privacy. These two main issues must be addressed prior to choosing a cloud service. As a consumer, you make the choice for how stringent your security and privacy are to your stakeholders.
Cloud Challenges: Security and Privacy
According to Prasad, Gyani and Murti (2012), “Cloud computing can be defined as a new style of computing in…show more content…
Bandwidth issues relate to the user interface and authentication. Costs and reliability include service outages and cost of the service. According to Bowen (2011), there are four models for deploying cloud services (p1). A private cloud is private. Meaning it is yours and operated only for you. However, the private cloud can be outsourced to be managed by another. As the owner of the private cloud you can dictate your security and privacy options yourself. A community cloud is shared with others. By working with a community, the consumers should have shared requirements, security, and privacy options. Another type of cloud is the public cloud. This type of cloud is open to the public or it could be a large consumer who owns the cloud and is offering the services to consumers for a price. The last type of cloud is the hybrid. A hybrid cloud can both be private and community. The clouds are tied together but are still separate. The clouds share data and application portability.
When deciding which information, the company wants to move to cloud, the division of responsibilities needs to be clear between providers and customers, and an analysis of their security roles depending on the type of service offered (Software, Platform, or Infrastructure) (Gonzalez, et al, 2012). Prior to the start of the service contract, the security roles and responsibilities for everything