Technical Article Cloud Balancing, Reverse Cloud Bursting, and Staying PCI-Compliant January 21, 2010 by Lori MacVittie 3341 article application delivery architecture automation availability cloud cloud balancing cloud bursting context-aware design devops general soa icontrol infrastructure infrastructure 2.0 intercloud load balancing management pci rest security soa soa delivery us 0 One of the concerns with cloud bursting specifically for the use of addressing seasonal scaling needs is that cloud computing environments are not necessarily PCI-friendly. But there may be a solution that allows the application to maintain its PCI-compliance and still make use of cloud computing environments for seasonal scaling efficiency. Cloud bursting, a.k.a. overdraft protection, is a great concept but in some situations, such as those involving PCI-compliance, it can be difficult if not impossible to actually implement. The financial advantages to cloud bursting for organizations requiring additional capacity on only a seasonal basis are well understood, but the regulatory issues that surround such implementations hinder adoption of this method to address cost-effective capacity increases when necessarily only for short periods of time. But what if we architected a solution based on cloud bursting that offers the same type of advantages without compromising compliance with regulations and guidelines like PCI-DSS? last modified: January 21, 2010 0 Comment(s): You must be logged in to post comments.