Security: The Next Tough Cloud Discussion

cloudsWith cloud computing poised to make more meaningful inroads into the enterprise and government, security is emerging as a crucial issue in the adoption of cloud services. As new cloud offerings proliferate – along with apples vs. oranges comparisons – many of the conversations around cloud computing are becoming more complicated. Christofer Hoff examines this challenge in a post at Rational Survivability.

“So, what does ‘securing the Cloud’ mean and how do we approach discussing it?” Hoff writes. “I think the most rational approach is the one the Cloud Security Alliance is taking by framing the issues around the things that matter most, pointing out how these issues with which we are familiar are both similar and different when talking about Cloud Computing. While others still argue with defining the Cloud, we’re busy trying to get in front of the issues we know we already have.”

Some useful topical links: The Cloud Security Alliance, Craig Balding’s Cloud Security blog, and for lively chatter among cloud security technologists, check out Hoff’s Twitter feed.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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