Why does the Cloud need security?

Cloud services provide a computing environment and functions through a network.

We often come across the term, “Cloud” but utilize it in different ways than it was originally meant. The first wave of cloud computing was to pay-per the amount used in computing, but now it is interpreted as a computing environment that’s part of a network. Though interpretations of the terminology may differ, cloud services must meet the following conditions:  

  • Devices must be connected through a broadband network
  • Service must be provided based on user demand and needs
  • The location where computing resources are accumulated should not be limited
  • The resources should be scalable according to usage
  • Usage should always be quantifiable and measurable

When these conditions are met, we can define it as a cloud service.

If we define it technically, a cloud service is a resilient, on-demand virtual machine.