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Security Considerations for Cloud Edge Computing

Cloud Edge computing use cases range from IoT to VR/AR and any widely distributed application in between.  However, taking OpenStack out of the data center requires an entirely new approach to security when there is far less ability to restrict access and often the applications require a shared tenant model. Some of the factors that need to be considered include:

  • More stringent requirements for infrastructure software (code/design) in exposed environments
  • New ways of thinking about RBAC at the control interfaces
  • Conflicts arising from shared ownership and divided responsibilities for devices/systems/applications
  • Managing lifecycle operations and deployments over insecure WAN connections
  • Different ways of looking at tenant spaces in remote locations
  • Imposing network/compute/storage/memory separation from the underlying virtualization/hardware components
  • Managing security over intermittent WAN connections
  • Securing semi-autonomous and self-managed locations

What can I expect to learn?

During this session you will learn how security must be incorporated into Cloud Edge architectures and the some best practices for doing it.

  • What security standards apply and how does that affect your system and applications?
  • How different architectures affect security: hierarchical, matrixes, widely distributed, or mesh.
  • How to incorporate and manage security across hundreds or thousands of nodes
  • How node location affects security and fit for each use case.
  • Deployment considerations
  • Minimizing the issues related to exposed environments
  • How to address the complex vendor integration, product orchestration, service delivery and scale requirements
  • Leveraging vendors to increase security, reduce footprints without compromising performance and usability
  • Security requirements for specialized workload such as IOT/AI/ML/AR/VR/NFV
  • Can containerized workloads be properly secured in a distributed environment
  • How to secure tenant space on remote nodes
  • Protection against DDoS attacks
Wednesday, May 23, 11:50am-12:30pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Beth Cohen  Moderator
Verizon, Advanced Networking Product Manager
Beth is a Cloud Networking Product Manager at Verizon, working on developing new cloud based networking products and services. She is also President, Luth Computer Specialists, an independent consultancy specializing in cloud focused solutions to help enterprises leverage the efficiencies of cloud architectures and technologies. Previously, Ms. Cohen was a Senior Cloud Architect with Cloud... FULL PROFILE
Rob Hirschfeld has been involved in OpenStack since the earliest days with a focus on ops and building the infrastructure that powers cloud and storage.  He's also co-Chair of the Kubernetes Cluster Ops SIG and a four term OpenStack board member. The RackN team has deep knowledge of Kubernetes (we've been deploying it on clouds and metal), OpenStack (we created the Crowbar project) and... FULL PROFILE
Dell EMC, Principal Architect NFV & Cloud Provider Solutions
Glen currently serves as principal architect over cloud, NFV and SDN network architecture solutions for large service providers at Dell Technologies. His current focus lies in defining the hardware and software strategies for tier 1 service provider data center cloud and uCPE reference architectures. His use cases concentrate on open source network software solutions deployed on... FULL PROFILE
Shuquan Huang is technical director of 99cloud, one of top 3 OpenStack provider in China. He focuses on helping enterprise land OpenStack cloud and migrate the data & applications to cloud environment. He started his Openstack journey from 2011 and actively involved in the OpenStack community as a contributor and speaker.   FULL PROFILE