Solved

Cloud and security

Posted on 2014-04-01
1
348 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-02
In typical configurations, hwo are Clouds secured (for example: VMWare based with popular software)

Are there generally DMZ's on these systems,

Are there proxy's and tunneling services

In other words, is there a difference in how Clouds are configured


How are they actually configured, vs how they should be
0
Comment
Question by:Anthony Lucia
1 Comment
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
ID: 39969965
The "cloud" (ohh how I hate that word) is simply hosting. It is nothing more than hosting that is elastic, and charges by the resource. If your load grows beyond what you expect, the resources can grow too, and so will your bill. It used to be hosting was mostly flat fee's, then "the cloud" came along and charged by the resource.
There is nothing different in cloud services vs hosted services, there are just bigger names in the game now than before. "Cloud" companies rely on Virtual Machines for everything, and some hardware obviously to run the VM's.
Anything you could imagine doing on a hosted service you can do on a Cloud service.
If you want to run a proxy, you can. The Cloud providers take the same precautions that hosting companies do and prevent you from accessing other peoples resources.
The only thing "the cloud" has different is it's payment billing/model.
-rich
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Every computer eventually fails. When that happens, your valuable data is only as safe as your current backup.
There are many Password Managers (PM) out there to choose from. PM's can help with your password habits and routines, but they should not be a crutch you rely on too heavily. I also have an article for company/enterprise PM's.
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
A simple description of email encryption using a secure portal service. This is one of the choices offered by The Email Laundry for email encryption. The other choices are pdf encryption which creates an encrypted pdf of your email and any attachmen…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now