PCI-Compliant Cloud Reference Architecture authored by Cisco, Coalfire, HyTrust, Savvis and VMware
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Overview: Cisco, HyTrust, VMware, Savvis and Coalfire have collaborated to construct a cloud reference architecture that addresses some of the unique challenges of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS).
Innovative technologies from Cisco, VMware, and HyTrust are used to implement the cloud architecture with a number of additional security controls to meet the intent of PCI DSS. The reference architecture was implemented in the Savvis lab and the team collaborated with Coalfire, which provided guidance as a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
The whitepaper includes detail mapping of specific PCI requirements to technology controls and processes and concludes that it is possible to implement PCI compliant private cloud with technologies from Cisco, VMware and HyTrust.