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Gaining an Understanding

posted May 28, 2011, 11:59 AM by Ramece Cave
For the past few months I have been trying to get my head around this cloud thing. Conceptually I understand what it means, our data is stored in remote locations and virtual machines are involved in some manner. After talking with a friend in CA, I have come to the realization that I still do not fully understand. Which means, I am probably not alone and as in most things security is one of the last concerns. So, with this vast technology how is data secured? I imagine there might be numerous threats, some of which we do not encounter in our day-to-day security practice.

I started thinking about security in the cloud after a meeting a few weeks ago, were it was briefly mentioned but not expounded upon. Since I like to jump into things head first I bought a book called Code in the Cloud from Pragmatic Books (which is an awsome site by the way) to start learning how to code in the cloud. This does not give me the true insight and understanding I am seeking, but its a step in the right direction to reaching that level. Plus, I get to learn some cool stuff along the way.

I will keep you posted on any new developments (no pun intended)