An Audit on Cloud Architectures Addressing Data Privacy and Security Concerns
The use of the cloud for hosting applications and vast amounts of data has been on a rise recently due to a continual upswing in the field of cloud computing. Cloud usage, while providing the benefits of inexpensive infrastructure, flexibility, increased computational resources, and globally accessible data retains the concerns of the integrity of the stored data, privacy, and security. Owing to these concerns, cloud users are often sceptical due to the possibility of insider and outsider attacks on cloud servers. While the cloud service providers attempt to improve the overall reliability of the cloud, about the concerns, there seems to be a vast scope open for research on cloud security. This work sums up the survey on research conducted to address several threats about solitaire, multi-cloud, and other cloud architectures, along with a chart that outlines the comparison among various researches concerning availability, data integrity, privacy, and security.