Date Added: Jul 2011
While cloud computing presents strong value propositions, it also presents significant headaches to enterprise IT departments, including incompatible billing and purchasing process, no policy enforcement and control, and difficult data sharing across users. The authors describe Cloud Credential Vault - a central repository of cloud access credentials, which is designed to solve these problems facing enterprise IT departments. They describe the Cloud Credential Vault's architecture, design, and how it solves each of the described problems. They also describe its current implementation, where they have already integrated with Accenture's billing system. Their early experience with the Cloud Credential Vault indicates that it can meet the challenges facing the enterprise IT department when managing access to cloud resources.