Senior Consultant Omar Amin recently posted this article on securing a physical data center. In this post, he highlights roles and responsibility on security across various hosting options.
I don't spend a lot of time talking to customers about physical data center security.
As a developer using mostly PaaS or IaaS compute platforms, I just assumed that that cloud provider had taken care of it. Helping customers with Data Security (Data at Rest, Data in Transit, Secure Compute), and Application Code security takes up most of my time.
In this post, I wanted to step back a bit and look at the bigger picture. Lets toss out the above assumptions and look at the entire stack where we run our applications. With the proliferation of cloud platforms, you now have a wide choice of IT infrastructure to meet your business needs. A typical IT infrastructure today can encompass a mixture of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and On-prem solutions.
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