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The Cloud Computing Journey

By : Divit Gupta
Book Image

The Cloud Computing Journey

By: Divit Gupta

Overview of this book

As the need for digital transformation and remote work surges, so does the demand for cloud computing. However, the complexity of cloud architecture and the abundance of vendors and tools can be overwhelming for businesses. This book addresses the need for skilled professionals capable of designing, building, and managing scalable and resilient cloud systems to navigate the complex landscape of cloud computing through practical tips and strategies. This comprehensive cloud computing guide offers the expertise and best practices for evaluating different cloud vendors and tools. The first part will help you gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing basics before delving deeper into cloud architecture, its design, and implementation. Armed with this expert insight, you'll be able to avoid costly mistakes, ensure that your cloud systems are secure and compliant, and build cloud systems that can adapt and grow with the business. By the end of this book, you’ll be proficient in leveraging different vendors and tools to build robust and secure cloud systems to achieve specific goals and meet business requirements.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Free Chapter
1
Part 1: Fundamentals and Components of the Cloud
4
Part 2: Compute, Storage, and Networking
8
Part 3: Security, Compliance, and Databases
13
Part 4: Monitoring, Backup, and Restore

Database security best practices

Database security is paramount in ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical data. In a cloud environment, where databases are accessible from anywhere, implementing robust security practices is crucial to mitigate risks. This section covers a range of measures to fortify database security.

Access control

Implement fine-grained access controls to restrict database access to authorized users only. Use role-based access control (RBAC) to assign permissions based on user roles. For example, a healthcare system might grant doctors access to patient records while limiting administrative access. Access control is a fundamental aspect of database security that regulates who can access what data and perform which actions within a database system. It prevents unauthorized users from gaining access to sensitive information and helps maintain data confidentiality and integrity. We will delve into each of these access control models...