Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage (cloud storage) and computing power, without direct active management by the user. The term is generally used to describe data centers available to many users over the Internet. Large clouds, predominant today, often have functions distributed over multiple locations from central servers. If the connection to the user is relatively close, it may be designated an edge server.
According to Medium an online platform that provides ideas, knowledge, and perspectives on technology there are benefits from the cloud computing usage but it is undeniable that this system also has some disadvantages.
The risks of cloud computing you should know such as:
- 1. Risk of data confidentiality
There is always a risk that user data can be accessed by other people. So data and cloud protection must be good because if it won’t be dangerous for data confidentiality.
- 2. Depends on internet connection
The internet is the only way to cloud computing. When there is no internet connection in your place, or the internet path to the cloud provider is in trouble, automatically access to your cloud computing machine will be disconnected. Now this is where the biggest obstacle is happening in developing countries and remote areas that do not have good internet access.And the weakness of public cloud is where everyone accesses the same server and server and will increase the risk of attack, and down the server.
- 3. The level of security
Secrecy and security are among the most doubtful things in cloud computing. By using a cloud computing system means we are fully entrusted with the security and confidentiality of data to companies that provide cloud computing servers. When you experience a problem, you cannot sue the server for errors in the data. When you experience a problem, you cannot sue the server for errors in the data.
- 4. Compliance
Which refers to the risk of a level compliance deviation from the provider against the regulations applied by the user.
- 5. Vulnerable in the event of an attack
There are lots of arguments against cloud computing one of which is computing because the Cloud Computing work system is online, each component that is on Cloud Computing can be exposed to a wide range, this is a wide open opportunity for attacks on data or activities stored on the server. When an attack is carried out by hackers, the problems that occur are data security, and data privacy.
- 6. Data Mobility
which refers to the possibility of sharing data between cloud services and how to retrieve data if one day the user makes a process of terminating cloud computing services.And there is local storage where the data can be used at any time as needed.
- 7. Technical problem
Besides that the use of Cloud Computing makes you unable to manage it yourself when there is a problem or a problem, you must contact customer support who is not necessarily ready 24/7. This is a problem because for some support you also have to pay more money.
- 8. Low Connection
Does not work well if the connection is slow. The quality of cloud computing servers is one of the most important considerations before we decide to provide cloud computing server service providers. When the server is down or the permorma is not good, we will be harmed because of poor server quality. Well, that’s the advantages and disadvantages of using Cloud Computing services. Not only the use of Cloud is all just good, there is also a shortage of Cloud. However, never be afraid to use what is called Cloud Computing. What readers need to note is that there is no single safe and good system. If there is a safe and good system, there is no need for a system update and bug fixes.