Abstract—Cloud computing is the development of parallel computing, distributed computing, grid computing and virtualization technologies which define the shape of a new era. Cloud computing is an emerging model of business computing. In this paper, we explore the concept of cloud architecture and compares cloud computing with grid computing. We also address the characteristics and applications of several popular cloud computing platforms. In this paper, we aim to pinpoint the challenges and issues of cloud computing. We identified several challenges from the cloud computing adoption perspective and we also highlighted the cloud interoperability issue that deserves substantial further research and development. However, security and privacy issues present a strong barrier for users to adapt into cloud computing systems. In this paper, we investigate several cloud computing system providers about their concerns on security and privacy issues.
Index Terms—Cloud computing, architecture, challenges, cloud platforms, research issues.
The authors are with the Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India (e-mail: sbharti1984@ gmail.com, rhgoudar@ gmail.com).
Cite: Santosh Kumar and R. H. Goudar, "Cloud Computing – Research Issues, Challenges, Architecture, Platforms and Applications: A Survey," International Journal of Future Computer and Communication vol. 1, no. 4 pp. 356-360, 2012.