This document presents a consolidated reference for consistent naming of Cloud Resources across all IT Organizations, which benefits the University in cost savings, automation and reduction of ambiguity.
This document describes the required metadata tags for Cloud Resources (e.g. instances, volumes, snapshots, managed databases, load balancers, distributed caching services) so that resources can be effectively leveraged across stakeholders.
The HUIT standard for the design and management of AWS accounts to control for the lack of accountability and reduction in economies of scale that can take place in a large and decentralized institution.
This analysis of the architecture guidance on the number of production VPCs (Virtual Private Clouds) for services deployed in AWS examines four dimensions: Security, Cost, Operations, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
This document outlines potential problems associated with multiple applications running on a single instance, describes current best practices for isolating production applications, and makes recommendations to mitigate potential problems when best practices are not followed.
The scope of this standard extends to all server instances that are within the HUIT domains on a fully-managed basis, or are hosted within HUIT on behalf of customers that administer the server instances. The overarching goal of this work is to satisfy Harvard’s HUIT Information Security Policy Objectives and NIST Cyber-Security Framework (CSF) Objectives.