Companies adopting virtualization without considering security implications, Intel Exec

To those planning virtualization deployments now, Steve Orrin, of Intel, had a simple and useful piece of advice. "Don't go after the high-value, mission-critical stuff first. Start with something valuable that's worth the investment but not something so critical that it's a serious issue if it goes down." "With any new infrastructure, there’ll be mistakes and challenges," he […]

To those planning virtualization deployments now, Steve Orrin, of Intel, had a simple and useful piece of advice. "Don't go after the high-value, mission-critical stuff first. Start with something valuable that's worth the investment but not something so critical that it's a serious issue if it goes down." "With any new infrastructure, there’ll be mistakes and challenges," he added. "Learn and then apply that learning to high-value systems." At the ISACA International Conference next week, Orrin will give a talk called "From Virtualization vs. Security to Virtualization-based Security" whose theme’ll be that security should be able to help virtualization deployments and not obstruct them.

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