Many organizations have adopted cloud computing. In this assignment, you will research cloud computing and explore its advantages and disadvantages. You will also consider best practices for adopting cloud computing, selecting a particular cloud computing service model, and assessing and mitigating security risks. For your research, please consult Chapters 13 and 14 of your textbook and these articles:
“A Brief Review: Security Issues in Cloud Computing and Their Solutions.”
“Cloud Computing Security Risks: Identification and Assessment.”
“Cloud Computing – Recent Trends in Information Technology.”
Note: If you wish you may consult additional articles, but this is not required.
Specifically you will write a 3–4-page paper in which you:
Outline the planning process that needs to be in place before adopting cloud computing.
Be sure to identify the stakeholders who need to be involved and the discussions that need to take place.
Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing.
Describe the methodology you would use to select a cloud computing service model.
Review the security risks and mitigation activities that need to take place before adopting cloud computing.
Go to Basic Search: Strayer University Online Libraryto locate and integrate into the assignment at least three quality, peer-reviewed academic resources, written within the past five years.
Include your textbook as one of your resources.
Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions. Note the following:
The preferred method is for your paper to be typed, double-spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
Include a cover page containing the assignment title, your name, your professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
Include a source list page. Citations and references must follow SWS format. The source list page is not included in the required page length.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Review the basic security implications of modern computing environments.
RE: Week 10 Discussion
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Hi Professor and Class!
Looking at the cloud computing service models provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), We have Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) (NIST, 1). All three are important and answer problems that companies have.
Starting with Software as a Service, “The capability provided to the CSC is to use the CSP’s applications running on a cloud infrastructure. 6 The applications are accessible from various client devices through either a thin client interface, such as a web browser (e.g., web-based email), or a program interface. The CSC does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, storage, or even individual application capabilities, with the possible exception of limited user-specific application configuration settings”. OnlyDomains is a company that uses SaaS, and they provide software that allows customers to obtain domain names, email addresses, web hosting, and a website building tool. (AccelerateAgency, 2).
The second is Platform as a Service, “The capability provided to the CSC is to deploy onto the cloud infrastructure CSC-created or acquired applications created using programming languages, libraries, services, and tools supported by the provider.*3 The CSC does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure including network, servers, operating systems, or storage, but has control over the deployed applications and possibly configuration settings for the application-hosting environment.” An example of this is Heroku.com, they provide customers with a platform to create an app using their provided tools.
Last, Infrastructure as a Service, “The capability provided to the CSC to provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources where the CSC can deploy and run arbitrary software, which can include operating systems and applications. The CSC does not manage or control the underlying cloud infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and deployed applications, and possibly limited control of select networking components (e.g., host firewalls).” An example of this is AWS. This type of service allows companies to host their servers, networks, OS’s, etc. in the cloud.
1. NIST.gov. 2017. Evaluation of Cloud Computing Services.
< https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/31/evaluation_of_cloud_computing_services_based_on_nist_800-145_20170427clean.pdf >
2. Brown. 2021. What is an SaaS company?
< https://accelerateagency.ai/saas-company#:~:text=B2C%20SaaS%20is%20provided%20to,a%20cloud%2Dbased%20communications%20solution) >
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