[Gllug] Cloud computing ( was Re: Linux Petition )

Richard W.M. Jones rich at annexia.org
Fri Apr 27 21:01:13 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 03:24:47AM +0100, JLMS wrote:
> The question is: if all your data and communications are properly
> secured (encrypted disks in Red Hat, Solaris work quite well for
> example, and with SSDs and forever more powerful machines the
> traditional technical penalties for encrypting are becoming less of an
> issue), what exactly would be wrong with having your data in the so
> called cloud?

Unless you've worked out an efficient homomorphic encryption scheme, I
have to tell you that encrypting the disks on your cloud machines
makes not the slightest bit of difference to the security of your
cloud data.


Richard Jones
Red Hat
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