CHAPTER 5

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Mario Santana

Terremark Worldwide, Inc.

Miami, Florida

CONTENTS

5.1  Contextual Considerations

5.2  Components of a Cloud Infrastructure

5.2.1  Compute Component

5.2.1.1  Security Implications

5.2.2  Network

5.2.2.1  Security Implications

5.2.3  Storage

5.2.3.1  Underlying Approaches

5.2.3.2  Security Implications

5.2.4  Databases

5.2.4.1  Underlying Approaches

5.2.4.2  Security Implications

5.2.5  Management

5.2.5.1  Security Implications

5.3  Summary

References

In order to apply the principles of information security to a cloud architecture, it is important to understand that architecture. In this chapter, we will review the major components of a cloud infrastructure, and some concepts to help us ...

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