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Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials for Technical Decision Makers

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Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other technical decision-makers have regarding the security of their data in Windows Azure cloud platform.

You’ll learn about:

  • The security controls that Azure has in place to help protect the customer applications and data
  • An architecture overview of the Windows Azure components (web role, worker role, VM role)
  • An architecture overview of each of the Windows Azure Storage components (blobs, tables, queues and drives)
  • SQL Azure security, including similarities and differences with SQL Server
  • Microsoft datacenter security and compliance

The updates in the video include:

  • Overview of features announced at PDC 2010
  • Introduction to the VM Role
  • Announcement of the Windows Server 2008 R2 (OS Family = 2) as an option for the guest operating system
  • An overview of the Windows Azure Connect
  • Fault domains and their role in improving reliability of Windows Azure applications
  • SQL Azure write replication to improve data security and reliability

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