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There have been some talks at my institution that involve placing an Active Directory Domain Controller and/or OpenLDAP server "in the cloud" to allow for higher availability and redundancy for our primary authentication. I'd like to know the following:
1. Do you currently have an authentication server "in the cloud"?
1a. What requirements did you have prior to placing the server in the cloud? (full access to virtual/physical machine)
1b. How is your server hosted? (ie Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, etc)
2. What security measures do you take to prevent a breach?
3. What is your business' realm ? (private corporation, public sector, higher education)
4. Any other tips/tricks/advice on this topic.