Intel® Cloud Builders Guide: Enhancing Cloud Platform Security with Enomaly ECP HAE* and Dell PowerEdge* Servers
Audience and Purpose
This paper is intended for cloud service providers, enterprise IT administrators, and security administrators who are responsible for the design, deployment, and validation of cloud infrastructures, both public and private. This reference architecture, also called “this paper,” outlines a private cloud setup using Dell PowerEdge* servers and the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform* High Assurance Edition (ECP HAE). Using the contents of this paper, which include detailed scripts and screen shots, should significantly reduce the learning curve for building and operating your first cloud computing infrastructure. Given the nascent nature of the cloud computing market and the lack of formal standards, it is not expected that the architecture described in this paper will be used as-is. Rather, it is expected that the solutions presented here will be adapted to meet the needs of various organizations, especially since security requirements can be very different in the public sector and the private sector, for public clouds and private clouds. This paper is assumed to be a starting point for that journey.
Cloud computing is a relatively new delivery model for IT services, and offers its users tremendous benefits in cost and scalability. However, concerns about security often limit how businesses embrace this new model. This paper presents a technical and architectural solution intended to address some of the major security concerns that arise with respect to cloud computing. The reference architecture outlined in this paper, based on the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform* High Assurance Edition (ECP HAE) running on Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series-based Dell PowerEdge* R710 servers with support for Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT), describes a cloud environment which offers significant protection to offset security risks.
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