Date Added: Apr 2013
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defined cloud computing as a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or cloud provider interaction. Cloud computing has the potential to change how organizations manage information technology and transform the economics of hardware and software at the same time. Cloud computing promised to bring a new set of entrepreneurs who could start their venture with zero investment on IT infrastructure. However this captivating technology has security concerns which are formidable. The promises of cloud computing, especially public cloud can be shadowed by security breaches which are inevitable.