Cloud computing has been all the rage today. But so far as computers and networking is concerned, there are some problems that it will face at some point of time or other. Let us find out how and why things are complicated when it comes to cloud computing.
It has been almost a few years now since the term “Cloud Computing” has been in use. We know technological advancement has taken place in all these years, all cloud technology included. But, is there anything left that has been ignored, some loopholes or imperfections? To answer that question, you need to find out how it works. If you know the answer, then you may know that you have been using cloud computing for quite a while.
You have been using it often when you logged on to Gmail or Facebook. Now, after knowing that these are all cloud-based, aren’t you worried about the security of these sites? For some people, it really doesn’t make any difference. They believe it to be as safe or unsafe as old- school server hosts. Again, there are many things that will decide the future of the cloud, some of which are still unclear. However, take a look at why people choose it and the problems it faces.
People started accepting it because of mostly two reasons- ease of use and money.
Cloud makes it extremely convenient to store, edit and access your data. You can cut the stress out of installing anything. You also don’t need to go through any slow protocol every time you need to access your files. This is one of the biggest reasons for companies and individual users to prefer cloud computing.
The other reason is the present state of the economy as well as the need to reduce the use of carbon footprint. Cloud can provide both at the best interaction speeds and for highly affordable prices.
Here are some of the problems that Cloud has faced and maybe will even continue in the near future.
This can be explained by the incident of Twitter hack that happened in the year 2009. Twitter generally works on the cloud interface, thus allowing its users to enjoy the services with no cost and installations. The hacking has prompted everyone to bulk up their security and questioning the security that Google can provide. But it should be noted that what happened can happen to any other systems in the world, no matter it is cloud or not.
Ensuring your strength is an important step that often goes overlooked. Many people prefer to choose a password that is easy to remember, like their own name, address, date of birth or something personally linked to them. This is a great mistake and things like these are often looked at by hackers. You need to follow the given instructions while creating password including adding the letters (both cases) and numbers to it. Also, make sure you don’t access the cloud from a public computer or an Internet café.
You must ensure the privacy settings of all files on your account. Separate your shared files from the private ones. This helps you to keep your stuff more organized as well as useful to keep records of your file sharing. It would also be wise to keep a backup of the shared files.
Cloud computing has gained utmost popularity over the time. But so far as computers and networking is concerned, you’ll always face the problem every now and then. You should know how and why things can be problematic with cloud.