Security for Cloud Infrastructures

by Marc Woolward

Having spent the best part of three decades architecting and operating enterprise infrastructures, including 16 years at Goldman Sachs, it’s clear to me that the security model within the data center represents the last major barrier to our transition to ‘software-defined’ cloud computing architectures. Existing security ‘art’ fails to serve the challenges of the modern software-defined data center in two major ways; it is functionally incompatible with cloud principles, and it fails to provide the required security capabilities. Continue reading