Security and VirtualizationApril 30, 2008 – 7:00 AM
As the world of virtualization moves forward, organisations are faced with compelling reasons to virtualize: factors like server consolidation, high energy bills, faster hardware, ease of use and step back and quick snapshot technology make the virtual computing realm become more attractive.
In some organisations virtualization has already become a large part of the infrastructure. Once again technology has outrun the security best practices. This does not have to be the case as many companies hasten the virtualization process.
Virtual environments are becoming more popular as disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, particularly in the financial industry. This is relevant because some of these solutions are in a semi-live environment and typically get forgotten in the update and security protection process.