Date Added: Aug 2009
Cloud Computing is rapidly evolving from a disruptive trend and industry buzzword to one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry. The current economic recession is forcing enterprises to tap into the cloud to gain efficiencies while lowering infrastructure costs. But as more information is stored in the cloud, there is growing concern about security and compliance in a cloud infrastructure. Enterprise IT architects have invested significantly in identity and access management solutions to manage systems within their datacenters. However, many of these solutions were designed for physical hosts within the enterprise datacenter rather than virtual workloads running in the cloud infrastructure of external service providers.