Cloud computing is basically an Internet-based network made up of large numbers of servers - mostly based on open standards, modular and inexpensive. Clouds contain vast amounts of information and provide a variety of services to large numbers of people. The benefits of cloud computing are Reduced Data Leakage, Decrease evidence acquisition time, they eliminate or reduce service downtime, they Forensic readiness, they Decrease evidence transfer time
The main factor to be discussed is security of cloud computing, which is a risk factor involved in major computing fields
What is a Cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a term used to describe both a platform and type of application. A cloud Computing platform dynamically provisions, configures, reconfigures, and deprovisions servers as needed. Servers in the cloud can be physical machines or virtual machines. Advanced clouds typically include other computing resources such as storage area networks (SANs), network
equipment, firewall and other security devices. Cloud computing also describes applications that are extended to be accessible through the Internet. These cloud applications use large data centers and powerful servers that host Web applications and Web services. Anyone with a suitable Internet connection and a standard browser can access a cloud application.
Users of the cloud only care about the service or information they are accessing - be it from their PCs, mobile devices, or anything else connected to the Internet - not about the underlying details of how the cloud works.”
A cloud is a pool of virtualized computer resources. A cloud can:
• Host a variety of different workloads, including batch-style back-end jobs and interactive, user-facing applications
• Allow workloads to be deployed and scaled-out quickly through the rapid provisioning of Virtual machines or physical machines
• Support redundant, self-recovering, highly scalable programming models that...