Key Security Considerations for Enterprise Cloud Deployments

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Multi-Tenant Deployments

In a typical multi-tenant public cloud environment, virtual machines (VMs) can co-exist with a VM hosting another application. There is the potential threat of unintended intra-VM exposure. Security solutions should be designed to encrypt data so that it is secure at rest and while in transit.

Enterprise cloud computing has matured, moving beyond the "what" and the "how" to the "when." Even so, security remains a major concern for organizations considering a move to the cloud. Fortunately, security services and tactics have also matured over the past few years, allowing more and more enterprises to migrate to the cloud.

A review of the enterprise security architecture is an absolute necessity in defining, monitoring and managing enterprise cloud deployments. This includes understanding the current security posture of IT assets, audit and compliance. It also forms the basis of creating security and compliance requirements for mainstream cloud adoption. In this slideshow, Madhavan Krishnan, of IT consulting firm Virtusa Corporation, has identified key security considerations that should be considered when transitioning to the cloud.


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