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.

Servers

  • Operating System Instance Types (https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/)
  • Storage per server
  • Disk arrays
  • Applications and services (IIS, MSSQL, Nginx, Tomcat, Apache, PHP, Ruby, RabbitMQ, etc)
  • OS configuration (hardening, etc)

Security

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

Domain integration

  • Local / Remote / Hybrid Active Directory

Scalability

  • 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

Logging

  • Central / local logging

Monitoring

  • 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

Topology

  • Network topology
  • Public / Private cloud

Lahav Savir

Founder, EVP and Chief Architect, Cloud Platforms

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