New open access book from Apress and Intel examines the next generation of cloud security for IT professionals.

Cloud security is an increasingly pressing concern as more and more businesses depend on the cloud for their applications and data storage. Organizations that do not adopt cloud computing largely cite security as the primary inhibitor. More cloud service providers are now treating security as a foundational part of their infrastructures along with performance, power consumption, and uptime. “Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions View”—newly published by Apress in partnership with Intel—is a crucial reference guide for both cloud users and providers alike.

Author Raghuram Yeluri is a Principal Engineer and lead Security Solutions Architect in the Data Center and Cloud Products Group at Intel, focusing on virtualization and cloud security usages, solution architectures, and technology initiatives. Yeluri regularly drives security solution pathfinding and development to deliver hardware-assisted security solutions that enable deep visibility, orchestration, and control in multi-tenant clouds. Along with co-author Enrique Castro-Leon, Yeluri highlights the fundamental technology components necessary to build and enable trusted clouds, and explains the security and compliance challenges organizations face as they migrate mission-critical applications. He describes how trusted clouds that have their integrity rooted in hardware can address these challenges. “Traditional parameter-based defenses are insufficient in the cloud. Raghu's book addresses this problem head-on by highlighting unique usage models to enable trusted infrastructure in this open environment,” says Nikhil Sharma, Senior Director of Cloud Solutions at EMC Corporation.

“Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security” is aimed at readers familiar with cloud technology who are interested in a deeper exploration of security issues. The book provides enlightening use cases and solution reference architectures to enable infrastructure integrity and the creation of trusted pools leveraging Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). It offers a unique view of identity management and control in the cloud, as well as network security. The authors conclude by extending the notion of trust to virtual machines and workloads and by providing a comprehensive exposition of secure cloud bursting reference architecture through a real-world implementation. Industry participants in any executive, architecture, engineering, system integration, or development role are encouraged to examine this work of security innovation.

Thanks to the open access publishing partnership between Apress and Intel, the eBook version of “Building the Infrastructure for Cloud Security: A Solutions View” is freely available to download and share under the ApressOpen program. For more information about the book, please visit

ISBN: 9781430261452
244 Pages
User Level: Intermediate
Publication Date: April 2, 2014
Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
Print Book Price: $39.99
eBook Price: $0.00

About the Authors

Raghuram Yeluri is a Principal Engineer and lead Security Solutions Architect in the Data Center and Cloud Products Group at Intel Corporation, focusing on virtualization and cloud security usages, solution architectures, and technology initiatives. Prior to this role, he worked in various engineering and architecture positions in systems development and deployment, in Information Technology and Manufacturing Technology groups at Intel. He holds a MS degree in Computer Science and a BS in Electrical Engineering, and was involved in multiple artificial intelligence/knowledge-engineering startup ventures before joining Intel. Co-author Enrique Castro-Leon is an Enterprise Architect and Technology Strategist with the Intel Architecture Group at Intel Corporation working in enterprise IT solution integration, cloud computing and service engineering. He holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Purdue University, and a BSEE degree from the University of Costa Rica.

About Apress Media

With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit

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