Defining Identity as a Service According to the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance), Identity as a Service (IDaaS) refers to the management of identities in the cloud, apart from the applications and providers that use them. IDaaS is an extremely broad term, including services for software, platform and infrastructure services in both the private and public [...]
Identity and access management is covered in Domain 12 of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Guide to the CCSK examination. An organization’s identity and access management (IAM) strategy may be a key factor during its move into the cloud. There are four main IAM functions that are integral for operations management in the cloud: Identity [...]
The article compares and contrasts cloud computing and grid computing. Grid computing appeared in the late 1990s to describe technologies that allow users to access computing power on demand. Cloud computing is based on grid computing, and allows users to access shared servers, which distribute resources, software and data on demand.