Securing the new data center

Virtualization of core assets and the move to cloud require a fundamental rethink of security

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Its hard enough to secure resources when they are bound to a physical box, but the game changes when servers are virtualized and start to move around, not only to other servers in the data center, but also to off-premise cloud facilities.

How do you stay out ahead on security in this dynamic, new, virtualized, cloud-ready world?

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Many businesses and government entities are transforming their data centers by broadly adopting virtualization and linking the dynamic new environments to public clouds, all in an effort to reduce costs and increase efficiency and agility. But the new data center presents daunting security challenges that can offset the benefits if not addressed proactively.

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