Blog Posts Tagged with "IAAS"

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Is PaaS the optimal cloud service model option for security? (Part 1 of 2)

December 06, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

It would seem that in the IaaS cloud service delivery model unless you know what you're getting into it may be quite tough to deploy a solid, risk-averse cloud-based application. Now, PaaS is different than the other two in that it is a compromise between extensibility and built-in security features...

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CloudSigma and the Perils of Choice

November 06, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

As we move to broader scale cloud adoption, one would be excused for assuming that we’d reached a point where the definition of what constitutes IaaS is set in stone – true different vendors package up their virtual servers with different specs, but IaaS is, to a greater or lesser extent, a fixed concept...

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Penetration Testing the Cloud: Three Important Points

July 17, 2012 Added by:Brandon Knight

One area where companies seem to become lost is when talking about performing penetration testing services against their deployment. While there are some details to work out, fundamentally this type of assessment translates well when talking about applications and infrastructure deployed in the cloud...

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Cloud Surveys and Extrapolating Out to Disruption

July 11, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

NBVP had around 40 industry collaborators survey close to 800 respondents to ascertain their key issues impacting cloud computing. Security remains the primary inhibitor to adoption with 55% of respondents identifying it as a concern, followed by regulatory compliance at 38% and vendor lock-in at 32%...

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Is Cloud Security in the Clouds?

May 09, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

Cloud security threats can come from the lack of designed and implemented security by the provider. This may be intentional or not but the lack of oversight or negligence in this area can potentially cause disputes over the difference of control versus accountability...

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Understanding Cloud Security Part Two

March 14, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Organisations need to ask cloud providers to disclose security controls and how they are implemented, and consuming organisations need to know which controls are needed to maintain the security of their information. Lack of thoroughness can lead to detrimental outcomes...

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Understanding Cloud Security Part One

March 11, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

The cloud provides an opportunity to re-architect older applications and infrastructure to meet or exceed modern security requirements. At other times, the risk of moving sensitive data and applications to an emerging infrastructure might exceed tolerance levels...

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Cross-Border Sovereignty Issues in the Cloud

March 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

It's about due care, process, and not rushing into a cloud computing migration. Take a rational approach and first understand the parameters you need to operate. Then enforce with prejudice those requirements on your vendors and know the way cloud computing is delivered...

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Living in the Clouds: Master the Cloud Event - Toronto

February 02, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

Security is more about understanding the model you'll be undertaking than trying to fit some ideals you have about the cloud security nirvana. Each provider model (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.) has differing offerings and quirks for security. Watch those contracts closely...

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Taming the Cloud - Provisioning and Security

September 08, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Whether deploying IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, provisioning is the key to having a safe, secure, and stable environment. With the fragility and complexity of today's cloud deployments, you can't afford a single error which could unwind everything. I seem to recall this happening to a Cloud vendor recently...

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FedPlatform.org Focuses on a Government PaaS

August 31, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

FedPlatform.org has been formed as a collaborative initiative to help federal organizations safely learn about and evaluate PaaS technologies. The initiative supports the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy and the Federal CIO’s 25-Point Federal IT Reform Plan...

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GovCloud Predictions for 2011

January 02, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

2011 will be the breakout year for GovCloud. Pressure to reduce budget, pressure to manage resources better, and the political pressure of the next presidential election will combine to accelerate adoption. The GSA IaaS groundwork has been laid and new policies are just about ready to be released...

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NIST Moves Forward on Cloud Computing

November 13, 2010 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held their second Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop. Of particular note was the cloud computing simulation model project known as Koala that focuses on the behavior of infrastructure-as-a-service cloud systems. Other highlights included...

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