The Hub Commentary_
The author points out great security points in making the leap to the cloud and part of those warts not mentioned is the management of those VMs in the cloud from an end-to-end business service management perspective to manage against the risk he points to. How risky is it to have that VM in the cloud? How secure should you make the data and management of the VM? What business services are at risk?
It is the end-to-end service view that needs to also be considered up front when architecting your plans for cloud deployment and that should be based upon the service value and risk of the overall service. Mapping those services, understanding cost, risk and value will aid in making these decisions, architecting the VMs and putting the proper monitoring, management and measurement of the VMs and services in total.
Check out my Feature Post on classifying services.
Over the past few years, we have seen a gradual transition from traditional computer center with dedicated resources to virtual machines and cloud computing. During this time, people have realized some of the value of virtualization in termsof savings and resource optimization. Unfortunately, there are still a number of warts in the virtualization that have followed the migration to the cloud. (Read Full Article…)