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Testing Cloud Services by Martin Pol, Jeroen Mengerink, Kees Blokland

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4 From Risk to Test

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From the essential characteristics of cloud computing, a number of risks can be immediately determined. For example, broad network access means that most services are offered over the Internet, which introduces security risks. A further example is that resource pooling means that devices are shared with other customers, so response times of the service are affected by these other customers. This introduces a performance risk.

The chosen implementation model also affects the risks, especially the severity of the risks. The security risk in the private cloud is less than in the public cloud where other customers have access to ...

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