Information Technology And Cloud Storage

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Abstract A significantly large amounts of valuable data is generated daily. This data overflow requires large storage space; therefore, the use of cloud storage is necessary for facilitating today’s big storage demands. Cloud storage allows consumers to remotely store their information in a cloud computing environment without having to managing local hardware and software. In spite of the numerous benefits of moving to cloud storage, the development of the service certainly increases security risks and remains a major concern for many users. Many users are not aware of the level of security issues associated with the service. In this research, the state of the art in cloud storage is examined through an evaluation of selected books,…show more content…
Having a physical storage device is no longer a necessity; for many users, cloud storage provides a cost effective solution to store as much data as needed and enables the flexibility of accessing data from anywhere. Cloud storage is the best method for keeping up with the rising storage demand and reduces the risk of losing data in the event a local system fails. Nonetheless, cloud storage has led to several security issues for users, it presents the risk of not having full control over the stored data as it is physically outside the control users. Cryptography is the main mechanism in cryptographic access control; cloud storage providers should ensure cryptographic access control for the security of stored data. Cloud Computing Cloud computing dates back to the 1960’s and have developed significantly over the years. John McCarthy foresight what we today refer to as cloud computing; he has been recognized as one of the founding fathers of the technology. Halpert (2011) reports that “as a concept it was predicted by computer scientist John McCarthy in the 1960s.” (p 1.) In 1961, John McCarthy was the first to publicly proposed the idea, in a speech given to celebrate MIT’s centennial. McCarthy asserted: ‘‘Computation may someday be organized as a public utility.’’ Halpert, (2011). In fact, “In 2007, Google, IBM, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the University of Maryland, and
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