Pros and Cons of Cloud Computing in dealing with DDoS

Eliot Lear lear at cisco.com
Fri Nov 6 08:25:05 CST 2009


On 11/6/09 10:52 AM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Stefan Fouant:
>
>   
>> Obviously the cloud is no different than any other infrastructure insofar as
>> implementing protection mechanisms.
>>     
> It's different in one aspect, though: you don't know with whom you're
> sharing your toothbrush.
>   

I love the analogy, though I feel the need to replace my toothbrush.

I also think that clouds have a tendency to do usage based billing, and
hence a DDOS can run your meter, which perhaps is where Stefan Fouant
gets to the idea of EDOS.

Eliot




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