Cloud computing services are increasingly mediating the connections. In this environment, information assurance professionals must not only address longstanding information security threats and vulnerabilities, but they also face new challenges relative to their experience in the ﬁeld just a few years—or even months—before.
This white paper advocates for continuous oversight of the wide variety of cloud services used by organizations—a set of distinct, but related, management and assurance practices that address critical emerging risk domains, including security, privacy and compliance.
AWS provides building blocks that you can assemble quickly to support virtually any workload. With AWS, you’ll ﬁnd a complete set of highly available services that are designed to work together to build sophisticated scalable applications. You have access to highly durable storage, low-cost compute, high-performance databases, management tools, and more. All this is available without up-front cost, and you pay for only what you use. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads, including web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.
Each type of cloud service and deployment method provides you with different levels of control, flexibility and management. Understanding differences between the models can help you find out the right services for your needs.
Cloud Computing Models:
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Platform as a Service (PaaS)
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Cloud Computing Deployment Models:
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Cloud computing occupies a unique spot in IT history.
Existing systems were migrated to cloud providers, and companies found benefits
in cost and flexibility while working through issues around security and integration.
Today, though cloud offers a path for business transformation. Powerful new
capabilities and complex automation can completely change the entire
organization. As such, cloud computing bridges two eras of enterprise
technology, moving IT from a heavily tactical function to a valuable strategic
As businesses move more toward cloud computing, one important factor for success is adopting multi-tenant software-defined networking (SDN) solutions in data centers. Hyper-V Network Virtualization (HNV) is a key enabler for a multi-tenant SDN solution and is essential for implementing a hybrid cloud environment where tenants can bring not only their own IPs, but their entire network topology since the virtualized networks are abstracted from the underlying fabric network. Network virtualization in general and Hyper-V Network Virtualization in particular are relatively new concepts. Unlike server virtualization, which is a mature, widely-understood technology, network virtualization still lacks this kind of broad familiarity.
This brief book identifies some key usage and deployment scenarios for cloud computing to provide some deep technical background on the Microsoft SDN solution, enabling IT professionals to quickly learn the internals of HNV, how it works from end to end, and where and how it should be used.