Measuring Private Cloud Resiliency


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Measuring Private Cloud Resiliency

  1. 1. Simulating Live Cyber Attacks and ApplicationTraffic to Measure Private Cloud Resiliency
  2. 2. Agenda•  Benefits of Private Cloud Deployment: An Introduction to Global Pharmaceutical Company, Pharma Inc.•  Legacy Testing & Risks•  Steps to Testing and Measuring Private Cloud Resiliency•  Demonstration•  Lessons Learned and Results 2
  3. 3. Case Study: Pharma Inc.•  A top pharmaceutical organization was interested in testing the resiliency of its private cloud applications.•  Goals: •  Perform low cost, advanced research •  Build a higher performing network that was resilient to attack and massive user load •  Understand capacity of current infrastructure and plan for growth •  Validate network equipment devices and systems 3
  4. 4. Challenges of Measuring ResiliencyCloud computing is marked by constant evolution. •  Application protocol updates •  Advanced Persistent ThreatsFunctional testing is necessary, but not sufficient. •  Require enormous test infrastructure to generate traffic volume. •  Test with stateless traffic. •  Require add-on testing products to simulate security attacks and malformed traffic. 4
  5. 5. 3 Steps to Measuring Private Cloud Resiliency1.  Functional Testing2.  Enhance Functional Testing with Load3.  Testing Performance and Security Under Load 5
  6. 6. Functional Testing 6
  7. 7. Enhance Functional Testing with Load 7
  8. 8. Testing Performance and Security Under Load 8
  9. 9. Demonstration 9
  10. 10. Lessons Learned1.  Functional testing is not sufficient •  Organizations must test and measure performance and security under real world conditions to validate their cloud infrastructure •  Infrastructure must be tested at extreme current and future load, not in a sterile environment to determine capacity2.  Enhance functional testing with load •  Growing application traffic can put a strain on network infrastructures •  Organizations must know how their network will perform with their unique mix application traffic3.  Testing both performance and security •  Security and performance testing cannot be performed in isolation •  Live security attacks and malformed packets must be used to validate security and identify vulnerabilities 10
  11. 11. Pharma Inc. Results•  Precise analysis of resiliency and capacity under real world conditions allowed Pharma Inc. to optimize their private cloud deployment with: •  Improved ability to plan for production rollout •  Insight to improve performance of cloud applications and address critical security vulnerabilities •  Reduction of planned load testing investment by 80% 11