Cloud Architecture (Part 3) – Service Delivery

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the service delivery layer of a cloud architecture which will include orchestration.

Part 1 can be found here and part 2 here. The entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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Cloud Architecture (Part 2) – Resource Pool

This post is part two of a five part series of posts on what should be designed into any cloud architecture. In this post, I will be going into some detail on the resource pool layer of a cloud architecture.

Part 1 can be found here and the entire series will be grouped under the Cloud Architecture category.

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Data Privacy Regulations in the Middle East – United Arab Emirates

Update: Addition of some details gained from the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

This is part of a series of posts, each one focusing on a specific country in the Middle East and Africa, discussing the current state of laws and regulations around the cloud. Today we’ll be taking a look at the United Arab Emirates.

When trying to understand what can and cannot be done with data that is required to provide a public or private cloud service the following six “cloud governance concerns” can be considered:

  1. Can I store and process personal data and are there any requirements for me to be able to do so?
  2. Can I move personal data between different jurisdictions?
  3. Do I need to comply with any requests from individuals that own the data?
  4. Do I have to comply with requests to disclose personal data from other entities?
  5. How am I liable if data loss occurs?
  6. How long do I have to keep data?

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Cloud 101 – Private, Public, Hybrid and Community

Cloud computing is one of the top 5 priorities of almost every CIO out there today. While the benefits of the Cloud have been documented fairly extensively, I want to take it back to basics with this series of Cloud 101 posts. I will be looking at a definition for the different types of cloud and also write about some of specific challenges that can be addressed for clients in the Middle East.

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