After recording over 25 videos on various topics related to cloud security, privacy and reliability, the Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series has concluded. During the series I had the chance to talk to numerous Microsoft cloud subject matter experts and industry experts about topics and themes that are top of mind for customers. These topics were so diverse, interesting, and important and it was really a pleasure learning different perspectives from professionals across the IT ecosystem. Of course there are plenty of important topics that we didn’t cover in the series that Microsoft and industry experts are thinking about and working on.
I’d like to thank all of the experts, customers and partners that shared their experience and insights with us, as well as the production team that helped produce the videos and blogs. Finally, thanks to the many viewers of the series. It’s great to hear that so many people found these videos to be informative and useful. This last video in the series provides a recap of some of the highlights.
Lori Woehler, senior director in the Microsoft World Wide Public Sector team, joins me to discuss how Microsoft World Wide Public Sector works with government, health care, education, public safety, and national security customers globally.
In this blog series, I have talked to quite a few people on the topics of security, privacy, and reliability as they relate to cloud computing. For this post, I had an opportunity to talk with Scott Charney, Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft, to get his perspective on the current state of cloud computing. In my discussion with Scott, he talks about how the Internet has become a multi-tenant cloud outsourcer that “offers an amazing ability to aggregate, analyze and discriminate data at far greater scale than ever before.” Although this provides many great advantages, it also increases the complexity of knowing where and in what layers a single data stream gets shared. This is important, because many customers must comply with laws and regulations about ensuring the privacy of their data.
Earlier this month, I wrote about reliability and the importance of customers knowing what measures their cloud provider has in place to deal with incidents and events that may compromise reliability when they occur.
One of the concepts customers ask me about is recoverability – because many customers assume incidents will happen and want to understand what questions they should be asking their cloud provider to make sure they’re prepared for this.
In this episode of the Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series, I spoke with David Bills, Microsoft’s Chief Reliability Strategist, about types of incidents that may occur and how to recover.
Security standards for cloud computing are of high interest to many organizations around the world eager to adopt cloud services that are implemented and operated using a standards based approach. Cloud providers that choose to leverage existing or emerging security standards help make it easier for potential customers to evaluate and compare the security of cloud services.