Cloud Computing Issues, Challenges, and Needs: A Survey

Mohammad Aljanabi - Alsalam University College, Baghdad, Iraq and Department of Computer Science, College of Education, Aliraqia University, Baghdad, Iraq
Shams N. Abd-Alwahab - Alsalam University College, Baghdad, Iraq
RD Rohmat Saedudin - School of Industrial Engineering, Telkom University, Bandung, West Java, Indonesia
Hind Raad Ebraheem - Alsalam University College, Baghdad, Iraq
- Defni - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia
Ronal Hadi - Department of Information Technology, Politeknik Negeri Padang, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia
Mohd Arfian Ismail - Faculty of Computing, College of Computing and Applied Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia

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Cloud computing represents a kind of computing that is based on the sharing of computing resources instead of possessing personal devices or local servers for handling several applications and tasks. This kind of computing includes three distinguished kinds of services provided remotely for clients that can be accessed by using the Internet. Typically, clients work on paying annual or monthly service fees for suppliers, in order to gain access to systems that work on delivering infrastructure as a service, platforms as a service, and software as a service for any subscriber. In this paper, the usefulness and the abuse of the cloud computing are briefly discussed and presented by highlighting the influences of cloud computing in different areas. Moreover, this paper also presents the kinds and services of cloud. In addition, the security issues that cover the cloud security solution requirements, and the cloud security issues, which is one of the biggest issues in recent years in cloud computing were presented in this paper. The security requirement that needs by the cloud computing covers privacy, lack of user control, unauthorized secondary usage, and finally data proliferation and data flow. Meanwhile, the security issues cover including ownership of device, the trust issue and legel aspects. To overcome the security issues, this paper also presents the solution at the end of this paper.


Cloud computing; security in cloud; challenges; needs of cloud.

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