Cloud Computing: The Technology & its Security Challenges
Cloud is a platform for storing large amount of data. Cloud computing offers businesses and organizations an
opportunity to leverage information technology without significant initial investment. Implementation of cloud computing
services minimizes local storage trust in addition to decreasing operational and maintenance costs. As good a boon it appears
to be, the adoption of cloud computing is impacted by a questionable security model. Security is one of the major issues
which reduces the growth of cloud computing due to feeble data privacy and data protection. In this paper, the extreme focus
is given to the security challenges related with cloud’s service models, deployment models, and issues related to networking
capabilities are discussed and studied.
Index Terms— Cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, types of clouds, cloud security challenges.