6 Threats To Cloud Computing

6 Threats To Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing is the latest buzz in the field of IT as it has reduced the cost substantially for enterprises. Businesses should not just adopt cloud computing based on the hype but should have in-depth knowledge of various aspects of cloud computing before going for it. Although there are cloud service providers who provide excellent services, there are still some threats for cloud computing that must be addressed before going for it. The following are some of the common threats to cloud computing.

1. Security

Businesses with data offloaded to the cloud are exposed to possible security breaches like hacking. This happens if the cloud service providers fail to address the security issues in the service they provide. People working for the cloud service provider are exposed to confidential information of an enterprise.

2. Outages

Although the cloud service providers claim services without disruptions, they are not completely free from outages. Service disruptions in cloud computing can be devastating for businesses. Operations of a business could entirely be halted if the cloud fails to provide the service to the employees. Businesses could lose possible customers of their online business due to outages. Outages in cloud computing can be predicted. Businesses must ensure that the service provider has the necessary mechanisms in place to avert service disruptions.

3. Malicious Insiders

Employees working for the cloud service providers can have varying access to the enterprise information stored in the cloud. So a malicious insider could gain access to confidential information about a business and could harm it. Cloud service providers should be transparent about the process of hiring people, granting access and monitoring them.

4. Abuse

Cloud based servers can be used to launch attacks and spread malicious software programs. Cloud service providers must take steps to strictly maintain the registration procedures for its customers. This can be vital in tracking and averting possible attacks.

5. Servers

Data from multiple clients can reside in the same physical server in the cloud computing environment. So a person gaining access to one client can gain access to all other clients as well.

6. Confusion with Terminology

Although there are lots of people talking about cloud computing, there are still many people who are finding it hard to understand what it really means. So businesses should not just adopt cloud computing without understanding it. It is important that they take out the time to understand the concepts before making any move towards cloud computing.

By John Rosenblum

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