Before we get into what goes into cloud security, we need to have a basic understanding of what a cloud deployment means to your IT environment. We’ll talk about the types of clouds and the layers of cloud computing that you can use, then finish with a discussion of what an SAP system can look like in a cloud environment and some of the threats that the system can face.
Companies are choosing the cloud to deliver responsive IT and to innovate the way people work. Regardless of your role in your organization, you may find that cloud computing can open the door to business transformation. This chapter attempts to explain some of those advantages.