Decision Tree: Key questions to ask your Cloud Service Provider

Glenn Brunette, Sun Microsystems & Simon Gallagher, ioko
This session explores 3 key areas of Cloud Security…

"Put the scaremongering in perspective"
Hear why it is important to first understand context before assessing your Cloud security exposure

"Cloud security is evolution, not revolution"
Learn which aspects of Cloud computing have given rise to new challenges and developments in security, and which simply require the application of standard security best practice

"Here's one we prepared earlier..."
Listen as the presenters discuss a use case for security decision-making, based on a selection of real-world cloud service migration scenarios. What are the questions you should be asking as you consider moving your IT workloads into a Cloud environment?

Speakers are:

Glenn Brunette, Chief Security Architect, Sun Microsystems
Glenn leads Sun's security initiatives for Cloud Computing. He has created architectures, patterns, recommended practices, and tools to drive improved security for Cloud Computing environments, and many of these works have been integrated into Sun's Cloud Computing initiatives and made publicly available. Glenn is responsible for developing Sun's Cloud Computing security strategy and evangelizing it at both Sun and industry events, and he represents Sun within industry groups such as the Cloud Security Alliance. http://blogs.sun.com/gbrunett/

Simon Gallagher, Senior Technical Architect, ioko
Simon is a senior technical architect at ioko, an ISO 20000-accredited Managed Services company and provider of tailored private and hybrid Cloud service solutions. Simon specialises in working with clients to accelerate project delivery timescales and provision multi-tier test lab environments using server-based computing and virtualisation. Simon has a popular blog on virtualisation and Infrastructure technologies at http://vinf.net and in 2009 was awarded VMware vExpert status

Chris Atkins, Product & Partner Marketing, Sun Microsystems UK (facilitator)
Sep 30 2009
46 mins
Decision Tree: Key questions to ask your Cloud Service Provider
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