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Cloud Computing

Understanding Cloud

Today, the term "the cloud" is mentioned quite a bit, but what exactly is the cloud? If you find yourself wondering this, you are in the majority of people.

The “cloud,” refers to services that run on the Internet rather than locally on your computer. There are several examples of cloud services, many of which you are likely using or have probably heard of: Apple iCloud, Dropbox, Netflix, Flickr, Google Drive, One Drive just to name a few. The data stored on the cloud can be accessed on any computer no matter where you are — as long as you are connected to the internet, open your web browser, visit the network site, and log in. You are able to access this information because the information is not stored on the computer's hard drive itself, but rather is stored in a server remotely.

Cloud Security

Benefits of Cloud

Ability to access the application or data stored on the cloud from anywhere: your home, school, or virtually any part of the world

Faster Deployment: Some cloud services can be started in minutes. Most public cloud storage services such as Dropbox is free

Challenges of Cloud

You no longer have sole control over your data: your data could be stored anywhere in the world, and it is possible that others may have access to it. (usually based on wherever the cloud provider has data centers locations). Additionally, data stored in the cloud may be at risk of security and privacy as many people may have access to your data.


You can secure your cloud service by following tips listed below:
•    Secure your credentials (User Id and Password): do not store your credentials in cloud
•    Use two-factor authentication
•    Make sure your sensitive information is encrypted in transit and storage
•    Make sure you carefully read the terms and conditions of the cloud service provider