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Cloud Security Automation

By : Prashant Priyam
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Cloud Security Automation

By: Prashant Priyam

Overview of this book

Security issues are still a major concern for all IT organizations. For many enterprises, the move to cloud computing has raised concerns for security, but when applications are architected with focus on security, cloud platforms can be made just as secure as on-premises platforms. Cloud instances can be kept secure by employing security automation that helps make your data meet your organization's security policy. This book starts with the basics of why cloud security is important and how automation can be the most effective way of controlling cloud security. You will then delve deeper into the AWS cloud environment and its security services by dealing with security functions such as Identity and Access Management and will also learn how these services can be automated. Moving forward, you will come across aspects such as cloud storage and data security, automating cloud deployments, and so on. Then, you'll work with OpenStack security modules and learn how private cloud security functions can be automated for better time- and cost-effectiveness. Toward the end of the book, you will gain an understanding of the security compliance requirements for your Cloud. By the end of this book, you will have hands-on experience of automating your cloud security and governance.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Storage gateway

The AWS storage gateway helps you to create hybrid cloud storage that your own premise application can utilize. You can use it for backup, disaster recovery, cloud bursting, and storage migration. 

For this, AWS provides an appliance that lets you connect your application with cloud storage on the NFS and iSCSI protocols.

The storage gateway includes a highly-optimized data transfer mechanism with bandwidth management, automated network resilience, and efficient data transfer.

It also provides an optional local cache for low-latency, on-premises access to your most active data:

In the preceding screenshot, you can see that we can use the storage gateway in the following ways:

  • File gateway: This works on NFS, where you can directly store your files on AWS S3 using the file gateway.
  • Volume gateway: This works on iSCSI, and data in these volumes can be transferred into Amazon S3 Cloud storage and accessed through the volume gateway.
  • Tape gateway: This is used for archiving the tape...