Though I get to do less direct customer and partner gigs in my current role, I still try to keep a regular “reality check” with both of them by meeting with partners who have become good friends and taking on customer presentations where I can. I don’t want to get Borg syndrome 🙂
I’ve been asked to give a few presentations in the last year in cloud computing as part of a wider discussion on Software plus Services and the topic I can guarantee will always come up is security – and rightly so. I want to know my bank is secure and when I visit the branch is has the trappings of security with locks, checks, signatures and the like. The same can’t be said of cloud computing where you trust your data to, well….a service that comes out of the clouds. People want reassurances. The City of Carslbad in California is a good example.
That’s where a couple of new whitepapers from Microsoft released today may help
Our Global Foundation Services team who build and manage our data centers have covered this today with a blog post - Securing Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure.