Cloude Computing

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Cloud Computing and Security ITM 5600 Thomas Payne Webster University Cloud Computing and Security The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) define cloud computing this way. “Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics (On-demand self-service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured Service); three service models (Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS),…show more content…
They overwhelmingly reported one key reason for choosing cloud - better value. Eighty percent of business executives in the survey indicated that value was among their most important reason for choosing cloud applications, more than five times as many that chose any other factor including compliance (14%) or competitive advantage (13%). Interestingly, the most frequent “Other” reason given by business executives for choosing cloud were that IT did not need to be involved in the purchase. (Research, 2012) These findings seem to make sense. The CIO and business executive have different areas of focus in their jobs It relation to the CIOs concerns with better compliance, the survey also indicated that outdated on premise applications as a reason for cloud usage. 61% of the participants reported that they have business-critical software that has not been upgraded recently. 14% stated that the problem is severe and their organizations rely on software that has not been upgraded in for or more years. Some respondents are also not confident their on premise applications comply with maintenance requirements. Most organizations have requirements for their mission-critical applications to be kept current. 62% of those surveyed agreed, however 28% were not confident they were in compliance with these requirements. Moving these outdated applications to the cloud seems to “kill two birds with one stone”. Getting the software upgraded as well as the
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