Risks in cloud

Cloud computing is emerging as a new generation in computing after mainframes, PC’s, Client server and web services. it has started gaining shape in 1990,s but got real speed in early 2000 when ubi uitous computing emerged as a new trend in !" sector. today clouds are seen as a business boom perspective and it is assumed that cloud computing has a great future years to come. Characteristics li#e $lasticity, pay as you use, economically effectiveness, and simplicity ma#es it really a charm for !" %ector. &ut as usual there is always a dar# side of everything that has to be polished similarly adoption of cloud is also not as simple as it seems, although cloud services appears to be simpler to use and less costly than many of the traditionally available alternatives but still it creates a lots of comple'ities for an organi(ation to enter in this new field. following factors can be considered as inhibitors in the adoption of clouds) • • • • • • • • • • • Pricing *vailability and !nteroperability %ecurity and Privacy+Confidentiality, !ntegrity, *vailability, ,on -epudiation. /ac# of %tandards -is# management /ac# of Control %afety of Cloud %ervers Client authentication -esource *llocation Connectivity and 0obility *ccess Control

Pricing: cloud computing is based on a simple strategy that instead of buying and installing use pay as you use model li#e a meter based system. it sounds uite simple that you have to pay only for what you have used but this is not so simple at all. there are many factors which a cloud provider have to see for fi'ing the price of a service li#e pea# time ,type of service, location of service, asset utili(ation, consumption patterns, networ# utili(ation etc. Availability: *vailability of services is a ma1or and primary concern of cloud computing. 2eep running the cloud services 23'4 is a big challenge to all cloud service providers, because a small mishap can lose the trust and of their clients in them and can cause great conse uences on clients’ wor#flow. %till, when dealing with such huge amounts of data and such high traffic as well as a large number of server re uests and !56 ueries, problems are bound to arise from time to time. 7ere are 1ust some e'amples of the #nown issues that providers such as 8mail, 8oogle *pp $ngine and *ma(on 9eb %ervices had to struggle with) • • • *ma(on %imple %torage %ervice unavailability caused by authentication overload 8mail website unavailability because of contacts system error on :ecember 10,2012 8oogle *pp$ngine outage caused by a programming error on 6ctober 2;,2012

(http://www.cloudswave.com/blog/serviceavailability-the-number-one-cloud-computingissue/) *lso providing these services all over the globe is also a thing to concern, although the business model of largest cloud providers has multiple datacenters in different geographies and also shares the wor#load among them but many providers have no such facilities.

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nteroperability: !nteroperability can have different environment. <or instance, in one scenario it can mean ability of applications to move freely from one environment to the ne't it can also mean that two

!ecurity and privacy: . security. *lso each vendor=s cloud environment supports one or more operating systems and databases. a cloud *P!. licensing models and more. $ach cloud contains hypervisors. with all the same moving pieces. processes. do two providers implement their clouds in e'actly the same way. till now the lac# of standards inhibit the providers for maintain interoperability among clouds. a storage model. a networ#ing model. &ut. if ever. *ll these things re uire a strong collaboration among cloud providers. -arely.applications running in different clouds can share some data o resources or some time someone needs to switch between public clouds to private cloud.

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