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Exploring Security Risks in IBM Cloud

11 January 2012 No Comment

The IBM SmartCloud employs a shared responsibility model for security. IBM provides a physically and logically secure management infrastructure and base operating system environments for customers to build deployments in a public cloud environment. In this environment, the customer holds the responsibility for maintaining the security of the virtual resources once they are provisioned.

The IBM Cloud is an agile cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering designed to provide rapid access to enterprise-class virtual server environments. Specifically, it is an IBM-hosted multi-tenant cloud offering where customers share a common infrastructure. This sharing allows customer to take advantages of a lower cost alternative to other infrastructure solutions. This article describes the shared responsibility model and the security topics you should consider when you provision a virtual machine in the IBM Cloud.

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