New Data Format and Interface Definitions ease cloud security
concerns and preserve critical process investments
Potential consumers of cloud deployments need assurance that the security policies they require on their applications are as consistently managed and enforced “in the cloud” as they would be in their enterprise. CADF is an open standard that addresses this need by enabling cross-vendor information sharing via today’s newly-released data format and interface definitions. Supporting the federation of normative audit event data to and from cloud providers, CADF delivers new levels of insight into the provider’s hardware, software, and network infrastructure used to run specific tenant applications in a multi-vendor environment – whether private, public or hybrid.
With a robust query interface that can be extended to reflect the unique resources of each provider, this standard also defines a means to attach domain-specific identifiers, event classification values, and tags that can be used to dynamically generate customized logs and reports for cloud subscribers or customers. In addition, CADF goes beyond log-based periodic audits to offer the ability to perform real-time performance metering and monitoring, which can be used to assure customer Quality-of-Service.
“Organizations should be able to preserve their investments in the processes and tooling that provides them with the audit data they need, regardless of the cloud deployment model or the provider hosting the application,” said
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Industry Support for the DMTF CADF Standard
“As a DMTF board member and an active member of CADF working group, Fujitsu is pleased with the release of the CADF standard. Standardization of cloud computing technologies is important to our users, and we have contributed to the development of various standards and open-source activities. This significant milestone enables cloud vendors and open-source communities to provide interoperable auditing and monitoring of cloud services,” said
“We are gratified with the rapid adoption of the CADF standard in support of enhanced auditing features of cloud deployments. This is one of those features that will make cloud deployments more practical for serious business use,” said
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DMTF standards enable effective management of IT environments. The organization is comprised of industry-leading member companies that collaborate on the development, validation and promotion of infrastructure management standards. These standards specify well-defined interfaces that collectively deliver complete management capabilities. DMTF standard interfaces are critical to enabling interoperability among multi-vendor IT infrastructures, and systems and network management including cloud, virtualization, desktop, network, servers and storage. DMTF spans the globe with member companies and organizations representing varied industry sectors. The DMTF board of directors is led by 17 industry-leading technology companies including: Broadcom Corporation; CA Technologies; Cisco; Citrix Systems, Inc.; Dell;
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