Symposia Journal

The latest edition of the Symposia Journal is out, a magazine with community driven high quality articles around Cloud Computing (partly in German). We contributed to the latest edition with an article about the top threats of cloud computing in the IaaS space and how to tackle them. Have fun reading!

Cloud Security and the End-to-End principle

The End-to-End Argument The end-to-end principle in systems design has become famous for its successful implementation in the Internet architecture. It suggests “that functions placed at low levels of a system may be redundant or of little value when compared with the cost of providing them at that low level.” The complexity and cost of…

Cloud Security – Who is Responsible?

A recent survey among cloud providers (via) raises the question about the responsibility for security between cloud-providers and cloud-users. A large majority of 69% out of the 127 cloud providers asked in this survey rather consider the cloud user responsible for ensuring the security of the cloud services (while 35% of the cloud users see…

IT Consumerization vs DevOps?

There are two terms that are referred to significantly often in discussions about cloud computing, its drivers, and its impact. The first term is “DevOps“ – a combination of the terms development and operations. It refers to the fact that the tasks of developers and system administrators get increasingly closer in a cloud-based IT world…

Impressions from CloudOps Summit

Last week I attended the CloudOps Summit in Frankfurt. The motto of this conference was “Run the Cloud” and the central idea to show how cloud computing is already used today, how hands-on solutions and architectures look like, how cloud systems are operated, and what tools are already available. While web-startups almost immediately understand the…