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Microsoft Azure Security by Roberto Freato

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Security standards in Azure

Microsoft manages the Azure infrastructure. At the most, users can manage the operating system inside a VM, but they do not need to administer, edit, or influence the under the hood infrastructure. They should not be able to do that at all.

Therefore, Azure is a shared environment. This means that a customer's VM can run on the same physical server of another customer and for any given Azure Service, two customers can even share the same VM (in some Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) scenarios).

From the point of view of a customer, a shared environment could sound bad but also good, since there less is to manage and fewer errors might rise. As a consequence of this, Microsoft manages some ...

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