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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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AWS Snowball

AWS Snowball is a service used to migrate your data from the on-premise datacenter to AWS. It has a petabyte-scale data transport solution that uses secure appliances to transfer data in and out of AWS.

Snowball comes into the picture when you have massive scale of data that cannot be transferred using network connections due to time limits, cost limits, and major security concerns.

It's a very simple device that you request from AWS to get it shipped to your location. After that, you start the appliance and copy all your data, and send it back to AWS to be uploaded to AWS S3.

You can see the details of each activity using the AWS Management Console.

It comes in the following three sizes:

  • Snowball: The Snowball device has a capacity of 50 TB (only US) and 80 TB. On the physical interface, there is a link display, which helps to configure the IP and is also used to track shipping information.
  • Snowball Edge: Snowball Edge has a higher data storage capacity than Snowball. It comes in...