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What is Infrastructure as a Service

Handbook of Research on the IoT, Cloud Computing, and Wireless Network Optimization
Cloud service providers provide the visualized computing infrastructures/resources through the internet.
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Cloud Computing Security Issues of Sensitive Data
Manpreet Kaur Walia (Charles Sturt University, Australia), Malka N. Halgamuge (The University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadeesha D. Hettikankanamage (Charles Sturt University, Australia), and Craig Bellamy (Charles Sturt University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7335-7.ch004
Numerous organizations are using aspects of the cloud to store data, but as sensitive data is placed on the cloud, privacy and security become difficult to maintain. When users upload data to the cloud, they may become increasingly vulnerable to account hijacking, unauthorized access, and the data may become unavailable because of various technical reasons. Questions remain about the security of sensitive data in the cloud, and in this chapter, the authors perform an analysis of 36 peer reviewed publications describing 30 observations of cloud computing technology (2010-2017). In the articles, applications of cloud computing include, for instance, business (26%) and the internet of things (IoT; 2%), and the result suggests that some issues are unique to a particular domain (such as business, education, health) and some issues cross all domains. The results suggest that data integrity issues have the highest number of solutions whereas data breaches have the lowest number of solutions.
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On the Use of System-Level Benchmarks for Comparing Public Cloud Environments
The hosting of various hardware and hardware configurations by a third party in a remote location accessible over the Internet. Oftentimes highly scalable in terms of resources which can be adjusted on-demand for dynamic utilization.
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Integrating Business Intelligence Services in the Cloud: A Conceptual Model
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Cloud Services in UK Higher Education: A Feasibility Study for Providing IaaS in the Computing and Library Services of a UK University
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The Co-Evolution of Cloud and IoT Applications: Recent and Future Trends
ass="highlight">A form of cloud computing that provides virtualized computing resources over the internet.
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Virtualization as the Enabling Technology of Cloud Computing
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