One of the most common concerns for public sector cloud adoption is secure isolation among tenants when multiple customer applications and data are stored on the same physical hardware, as described in our recent blog post on secure isolation. To provide customers with more detailed information about isolation in a multi-tenant cloud, Microsoft has published Azure guidance for secure isolation, which provides technical guidance to address common security and isolation concerns pertinent to cloud adoption. It also explores design principles and technologies available in Azure and Azure Government to help customers achieve their secure isolation objectives. The approach relies on isolation enforcement across compute, storage, and networking, as well as built-in user access control via Azure Active Directory and Microsoft’s internal use of security assurance processes and practices to correctly develop logically isolated cloud services. Read more on our Azure Gov blog here.
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As Principal Program Manager with Azure Government Engineering, @StevanVidich is focused on Azure security and compliance. He publishes and maintains Azure Government documentation and works on expanding Azure compliance coverage.