Desktop virtualization can be a uniquely effective strategy for securing business data, particularly as employees access company resources from a wider range of locations and devices.Read More
Efficiency, scalabality and affordability have traditionally been the primary business drivers for data center virtualization. However, if managed correctly, companies may soon discover the true benefit of the technology is actually enhanced security.
Virtualization has been lauded as an important piece of the future of enterprise computing, as companies seek out innovative means for dealing with the data boom of recent years.
Part 2 of a 5-part series based on my more than a decade of virtualization experience with large enterprises and service providers, and my time running strategic planning for one of the largest 2 virtualization vendors, this blog series covers 10 types of situations when you should consider not virtualizing some of your applications. I. When…Read More
Virtualization and private cloud have enabled server consolidation, created more flexible environments, and saved companies a ton of money. Virtualization is a good thing. But it’s not always a panacea. Trend Micro’s recent survey of 1200 companies with more than 500 employees showed that 59% had server virtualization in production or pilot. But based on…Read More
Check out this new release from Greylock Partners, which calls Pure Storage “one of the most exciting enterprise companies in the Greylock Portfolio.” Pure Storage makes a flash based storage array. Greylock is a solid VC – I’ve pitched them on startup ideas a few times over the years. I’m the first to admit that…Read More
We often hear that security and privacy concerns are the main inhibitors to cloud adoption. But what are the true threats? Is the cloud really more dangerous than your on-site data center? I would say that virtualization and cloud computing aren’t inherently more dangerous, but they have unique infrastructure that must be addressed when creating…Read More
Companies all around the world are increasingly turning to virtualization in order to leverage and optimize space on their servers. But, as adoption rates have risen, according to a Network World report, data security measures haven’t followed.
In my last blog post, I discussed some of the benefits of agentless security for virtual and private cloud servers. Today at VMworld, Harish Agastya, Director of Data Center Security at Trend Micro, conducted a presentation on Agentless Security for VMware Environments (listed on the Trend Micro VMworld page). Trend Micro released agentless antivirus in…Read More
There’s a lot of talk about cloud computing and cloud security this week as many people are attending VMworld in Las Vegas (follow Trend Micro at VMworld). But not all types of cloud security are best suited for all types of cloud computing. When people generically refer to “cloud computing” they usually mean the public…Read More