Cloud Data Center Check List

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The following is a quick checklist for who ever may think about setting up a Cloud Data Center.


  • Operating System Instance Types (
  • Storage per server
  • Disk arrays
  • Applications and services (IIS, MSSQL, Nginx, Tomcat, Apache, PHP, Ruby, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • OS configuration (hardening, etc)


  • Firewall rules per server (group of servers)
  • Data Encryption

Domain integration

  • Local / Remote / Hybrid Active Directory


  • Load balancing (session handling)
  • Auto Scaling

Redundancy and HA

  • Clustering method
  • Local redundancy
  • Multi AZ
  • Geo distribution
  • No single point of failure

Data Protection

  • Data base replication
  • Backup method
  • Offsite backups
  • Snapshots
  • Disk mirroring


  • Central / local logging


  • Local / Remote monitoring
  • Services / Processes / Ports / Applications to be monitored per server
  • Alerts & Notifications

Software deployment

  • Method for deploying new SW
  • Method for updating SW

Remote Access

  • Site-to-site VPN
  • User access VPN


  • Network topology
  • Public / Private cloud

Lahav Savir

Founder and CTO, Cloud Platforms

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