Cloud security infrastructure includes validated and scalable shared infrastructure based on computer, network and storage solutions usually from different vendors. We talked about how to safely connect Private Cloud and Public Cloud, this can be thought as a continuation of the article. Another good related article can be Comprehensive Cloud Security Strategy. Cloud security infrastructure, at present, for example a collaborative project from Cisco and NetApp, which is named as FlexPod.
Cloud Security Infrastructure : The Goal is to Manage All Resources with a System
FlexPod has proven to be extremely successful, partners and customers to facilitate the path to the cloud. The architectures are tested and verified, so that the user in terms of reliability, compatibility and safety cn take risk. In order to simplify the automation, FlexPods can use various management solutions of Cloupia, CA, Citrix. Open interfaces (APIs) also allow corporate users the management part with their existing tools. This has the charm that the customer can control the existing infrastructure and FlexPod complementary on private cloud based on the same management interface. If one additionally used public cloud solution offers the same management interface, the whole can hybrid cloud environment, which may be administered via a unified interface.
Cloud Security Infrastructure : Tips for Building a Secure Hybrid Cloud
The solution is a set of the hardware cloud management system which connects the private cloud with the public cloud, providing a unified management platform that a company can configure for hybrid cloud solution in all areas according to their own business requirements and rules. With a click of a mouse individual access permissions for applications and data allocation, virtual workgroups can be set up, or it can be determined which processes should run in which cloud.
In this way, the companies can take advantage of public and private cloud individually combined with each other and benefit from the advantages of a flexible IT infrastructure. Tips for building a secure hybrid cloud can thus be summarized as :
- Check the existing infrastructure within the company on cloud for capability
- Plan project for the implementation of hybrid cloud solution
- Compliance requirements depends on the application or type of data processed
- Security level (at least Tier 3) clarify the cloud data centers
- Establishing Secure Connections to the cloud data centers, such as MPLS
- Installing Single management platform for smooth communication between private and public cloud.