Keep Your Virtual Data Center Safe

Our practical guide shares 10 best practices to protect virtual servers running in the data center.

Virtualization technology is an extremely powerful, widely-adopted technology. Whilst there is a great deal of hype around new threats and new methods of delivering security in practice it is about applying existing, tried and tested practices tailored meet the performance constraints of the virtual environment.

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Why virtualization?

In the past few years, virtualization has transformed the data center. It is now a primary supporting platform for many enterprises. A wide variety of virtualization technologies are available, but only a small number of these technologies have made it to mainstream deployment.

What are the benefits of server virtualization?

Server virtualization started out with the offer of hardware cost reduction and has progressively shifted to the delivery of high availability and reliability. A virtual server infrastructure now provides more than a cost benefit; it also can do the job better than most physical equivalents.

This whitepaper focuses on the best practices for the protection of virtual servers running in the data center.

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