Trust and Security have been hot topics for the public cloud since its inception. Corporate IT departments and CIOs have repeatedly expressed concerns over the loss of control associated with moving various levels of sensitive data to a public cloud. At the same time, the overall benefits of a public cloud are tremendous and continue to gain momentum. This means that many organizations have a pressing need to migrate to public cloud infrastructure in spite of ongoing concerns about security.
Encryption is one of the fundamental required tools for protecting data in the cloud. However, encrypting the data in the cloud, and then storing the encryption keys in the cloud in order to be able to access the data, provides only a very minor improvement over simply storing the data in the cloud in the first place.
Trust Services provides a unique combination of end-to-end application level encryption and power of the cloud to roam encryption keys in a totally secure way. It enables data driven applications to work with sensitive data, securely stored in different cloud-based storages while continuing to maintain control over access to this data.
Please use SQL Azure Labs Support to discuss Trust Services, ask questions and provide feedback!
You can also email Trust Services team about your experience with the lab, suggestions and kudos: TrustServC@microsoft.com
Dmitry Denisov MSFT edited Revision 19. Comment: Bigger link to Getting Started
Dmitry Denisov MSFT edited Revision 22. Comment: Link to Windows Azure Sample
I still think that even with this, it will only work partially. Look at what's been happening to SSL and CAs.