N/APosted on - 01/10/2012
What are the connection security options adopted in a Azure platform that ensures the secured communication of resources in a Server data-center and an application? I would also like to know why Webroles and Workroles not scalable as that of memory and need multiple instance for the process?
What are the connection security options adopted in a Azure platform
Windows Azure is Microsoft’s take on cloud computing. It is used to build, host and scale web application through Microsoft data Centers thus getting its classification as a platform service.
Being a cloud server, Windows Azure needs to be able to provide top of the rank security like any other application hosting platform. It should provide confidentiality, integrity and availability of the customer data. Transparent accountability should be provided to be able to allow customers and their agents to track its application and infrastructure.
· Confidentiality – It ensures that all data’s is only accessed by the authorized person. It isolates data by keeping appropriate containers separately and everything is encrypted.
· Integrity – Azure protects the data from unauthorized changes.
· Availability – Azure provides multiple levels of redundancy to be sure that all data are available all the time.
· Accountability – It has a monitoring agent which gathers log and information on where and when the data’s are accessed.