Building a Strong Foundation for Your Cloud with Identity Management

That was the topic of my talk at OpenWorld this year. Fitting, I think, considering the emphasis that was put on Cloud Computing at OOW this year, starting with Larry’s opening keynote on Sunday.

In my session, I talked about how, thanks in large part to the emergence of cloud computing, enterprises are moving towards a borderless IT infrastructure that is going to change how security is done. The traditional mechanisms of security that are built on topology are going to have to be replaced by a security architecture built on the constant that can actually flow across domain boundaries – identity.

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Additionally, businesses can also use cloud computing in many other ways. A lot of businesses are in the process of swapping their usual desktop storage option for cloud computing in order to save time and increase safety. One of the exciting things that businesses can do on the cloud is accounting. There are a whole host of benefits when doing this, such as regular backups on the cloud and improved accuracy. However, to learn more about the benefits of swapping your normal accounting to cloud accounting, it might be worth getting in touch with someone like Dave Burton. The cloud can be beneficial for businesses, so be sure to look into it.

Back to my presentation now though, and Yoda himself made an appearance to make the point.

My presentation was divided into a few parts:

  • I revisited the issue of security in cloud computing, in particular highlighting specific areas that need to be addressed.
  • I talked about the foundational elements to building an identity-based security model for your cloud environment, and how to evolve that into a full-fledged platform for your cloud applications.
  • I also talked about the products and capabilities available in the Oracle Identity Management 11g suite, and some of our future plans aimed at specifically addressing the cloud.

If you’d like to learn more about cloud computing, you might want to consider researching AWS training in Pune or looking for something similar where you are.

You can check out the presentation below (I hope to add the session audio to it at some point).