Security in Virtualization

by Larry Gene Hastings Jr
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

Virtualization has many benefits that corporations are now beginning to understand more thoroughly and, thereby, take advantage of. Not long ago, a computer was represented by by a physical case coming in many forms, but inherently separate and functioning completely independent of other computers. Basically, this means motherboards, hard drives, power supplies, and various adapters had to be assigned and used in each individual unit. Each of these units could have one operating system installed as well. This meant that if an operator wanted to use multiple systems, then they would also need multiple physical machines. This is no longer true because of the advent of virtualization, which allows for physical storage systems such as raids to be virtually divvied up with varying size and memory requirements to function optimally without wasting resources. It is especially useful because load requirements change, and additional resources can be decreased or increased as needed. B...

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Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

Server virtualization can aid security, but virtualized environments bring their own headaches. To wit, security threats can originate externally and internally in a virtualized environment.

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