The Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success white paper
provides a practical reference to help enterprise information technology (IT)
and business decision makers as they analyze and consider the security
implications of cloud computing on their business. The paper includes a list
of steps, along with guidance and strategies, designed to help these decision
makers evaluate and compare security offerings in key areas from different
cloud providers. The paper discusses the threats, technology risks, and
safeguards for cloud computing environments, and provides the insight needed
to make informed IT decisions on their treatment.
I would like to thank the lead authors of this paper for allowing me to head
up the Identity Management section (step #3) of this important paper.
Step 3: Manage people, roles and identities Consumers must ensure that their
OpenStack is easily installed using a package called Packstack. Redhat is one
of the primary contributors to packstack and my install experience is similar
to the installation of RDO, described here
The procedure is quite simple:
Install Redhat, Fedora or Centos on one or more x86 servers.
I installed the minimal Centos installation on a Dell 1950
Install and configure NTP - network time protocol
# yum install ntp
# chkconfig ntpd on
# ntpdate pool.ntp.org
# /etc/init.d/ntpd start
Install the Fedora repo for grizzly
# yum install -y
In a previous post, I described Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). In
essence, if I use the service of an Infrastructure provider, who provides
hardware: servers, networking, storage and firewalls, it is then incumbent
upon me to install and maintain my own applications. However, I don't incur
the capital and operating costs of maintaing the hardware and datacenters.
To install and maintain web applications in an IaaS model, I typically need
Install databases, web servers and application servers onto the (virtual)
servers provided by the IaaS provider Write or purchase an ap... (more)
This blog post is a summary of AWS (Amazon WebServices and is gleaned from
Jeff Barr's webcast, here: http://youtu.be/CaJCmoGIW24).
I will simply explain each box in the above picture, at a high level, and
explore further in future blog posts as I delve further into AWS.
(AWS is an abbreviation for Amazon Web Services)
Amazon Global Physical Infrastructure
AZ - Amazon zone - When you create an Amazon instance, you can select a
region for your instance - USA, Eerope, AsiaPacific, Government/Federal.
Separated zones - provided to allow for separate datacenters, power cooling
and hig... (more)
OpenStack is an open-source cloud framework for building on-demand
Infrastructure as a Service.
This tutorial in essence distills from this two-page set of instructions for
setting up devstack on a single server primarily for use by developers.
I used a DELL 1950 with 8 GB of RAM, internal hard-drives and two 1000 MB
Download and Set Up Ubuntu
Download Ubuntu 11.10 from here and burn to DVD Boot the server from the DVD
and start the install. I installed the BASE SYSTEM and only one optional
package, the OpenSSH Server. I named my server "ubuntu-server" I configured... (more)