Friday, April 18, 2008


Virtualization has been a hot topic in IT management recently. It is an extension of the old virtual memory days, where usable memory is created that is not tied to a particular platform. Apply that concept to data, servers, networks, etc and you have a powerful tool for sharing resources and optimising usage. The paper referenced below explores virtualization and its impact on systems, and makes the observation that it can be a help to security as well, because it shields specific resources from the eyes of hackers. It is hard for them to tell which resource they have compromised. Virtualization

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