cloud computing

Cloudy with a chance of zero day

This was a presentation by Jon Rose and Tom Leavey of Trustwave. They started off with about 15 minutes worth of cloud background. The problems (and potential problems) they identified were:

  • Vendor lock in may come up since the Amazon cloud is somewhat different from writing for Google's App Engine which is different from...
  • Enterprise ready vs. experimental, meaning that most uses of the cloud right now are non-mission-critical.
  • Forensics in the cloud are somewhat harder to perform since you can't necessarily get the log files.
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