Novell has joined the Microsoft Windows Azure TAP to work together on pre-release non-commercial, internal testing and validation of Novell Cloud Security Service on Windows Azure. The goal is to deliver a consistent access, security and compliance management framework for applications hosted Azure.
With NCSS, developers using Azure will be able to quickly and easily extend any business' identity and access management infrastructure to Azure. Changes made to user access permissions within an organization's application infrastructure will be immediately replicated in the cloud. The result will help customers using Azure deliver a consistent identity and security framework to address compliance needs in heterogeneous cloud environments.
Windows Azure TAP addresses the pre-release testing and validation of Azure for a select handful of Microsoft customers and partners. The TAP helps drive adoption of Azure compute, storage and management capabilities with key customers and partners, generates business value evidence, and validates features and functionality in subsequent, ongoing releases of the platform.