Azure Delta: Securing Your Application

- J.D. Meier, Paul Enfield.

Previous patterns & practices guidance has illustrated the concept of securing the Network, Host and Application layers with the following diagram.

Diagram: Traditional Application Architecture

Securing Network Host App - traditional arch.JPG

In designing for a cloud environment it is important to recognize the impact of running in a hosted environment. Issues of security the Host layer are handled by the infrastructure management processes. Thus, securing the cloud looks more like the following.

Diagram: Cloud Application Architecture

Securing Network Host App - cloud arch.JPG

Last edited May 20, 2010 at 11:35 PM by paulenfield, version 7

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