For cloud users and providers alike, security is an everyday concern, yet there are very few books covering cloud security as a main subject. This book will help address this information gap from an Information Technology solution and usage-centric view of cloud infrastructure security. The book highlights the fundamental technology components necessary to build and enable trusted clouds. Here also is an explanation of the security and compliance challenges organizations face as they migrate mission-critical
applications to the cloud, and how trusted clouds, that have their integrity rooted in hardware, can address these challenges.
This book provides:
Use cases and solution reference architectures to
enable infrastructure integrity and the creation of trusted pools leveraging
Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT).
Trusted geo-location management in the cloud,
enabling workload and data location compliance and boundary control usages in
OpenStack-based reference architecture
of tenant-controlled virtual machine and workload protection in the
A reference design to enable secure hybrid clouds
for a cloud bursting use case, providing infrastructure visibility and control
"A valuable guide to the next generation of cloud security
and hardware based root of trust. More than an explanation of the what and how,
is the explanation of why. And why you can’t afford to ignore it!" —Vince Lubsey, Vice President, ProductDevelopment,
" Raghu provides a valuable reference for the new
'inside out' approach, where trust in hardware, software, and privileged users
is never assumed—but instead measured, attested, and limited according to least
privilege principles." —John Skinner, Vice President,
"Traditional parameter based defenses are in sufficient
in the cloud. Raghu's book addresses this problem head-on by highlighting
unique usage models to enable trusted infrastructure in this open environment.
A must read if you are exposed in cloud." —Nikhil
Sharma, Sr. Director of Cloud Solutions, Office of CTO, EMC Corporation