Intra-cloud plaintext?

ptilsenptilsen Junior Starcraft EngineerMember Posts: 2,835 ■■■■■■■■■■
I was looking at the image linked in this article and was actually somewhat alarmed. Am I crazy, or does just dropping all traffic to plaintext within one's own cloud sound like horrible design?

I'm not suggesting all traffic in all networks requires encryption, but traffic between services within a major cloud's network? Breach the perimeter and someone suddenly can get at everything.
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