TechNet Webcast: Windows Azure Security: A Peek Under the Hood (Level 100)
Windows Azure uses a large, homogeneous, shared-hardware computing base to host a diverse collection of customer applications that are exposed to users from the Internet. And it's all built on top of Windows. How could that possibly be secure? In this installment of the Security Talk webcast series, the presenter describes how the Azure software is structured to accept software and configuration requests from customers, deploy the software within virtual machines, and allocate storage and database resources to hold a persistent state - all while maintaining a minimal attack surface and several layers of defense in depth. Charlie also helps one evaluate how Azure security compares with systems operated on a customer's premises.