ISP networks are part of the backbone of the Internet—and carry any and every security threat. Most threats are not considered by the ISP, since they do not harm their own infrastructure, they are just another packet flow. While this is true for application-level and state-exhaustion DDoS attacks, ransomware infection, malware distribution, and so on, there are exceptions, such as volumetric DDoS attacks.
Virtualization has become essential for businesses looking for better resource provisioning, easier IT management, less hardware, and lower costs. But virtualization is a complex and constantly evolving field, which comes with certain risks. One such risk concerns hypervisor security.
Just because virtualization is an incredibly advanced and complicated technology doesn’t mean small businesses can’t get in on the action. As experts debate the merits of virtual desktops versus containers, all SMBs need are an elementary understanding of how virtualization works and an IT provider.
In 2017, PwC conducted research with the primary objective of identifying what the major drivers in data center networking were. That research, made up of more than 250 responses from CIOs and IT leaders at large enterprises around the globe, suggested that the top priorities have shifted as IT charges towards cloud.
PwC Research: The Cloud Will Block Out the Sun
Previously, I had posted a blog about the results of PwC research about the changing design criteria for data center networking. Follow-on blogs detailed the insights gleaned from that research. Namely, security has risen to the top position in IT priorities for data center networking, and automation is firmly entrenched as the number two.
It is well understood that the technology that underpins the data center is changing. In fact, it’s not just changing—it’s accelerating. And that acceleration and change ultimately drives changes in how leaders think about how they design, build, and operate their infrastructure.
On January 3, 2018, two hardware flaws were announced that affect nearly every computer sold within the last 20 years. Every virtualization service available relies on vulnerable computers, but you needn’t worry — almost every vendor has already protected your virtual machines.
Media and Broadcast organizations are transforming. Migration to IP: What does it mean for your organization?
As consumer viewing habits shift to digital media, delivered on demand, anytime, anywhere, and on any platform, media and broadcast organizations are facing a challenging road ahead. Taking advantage of new technology and digital platforms while keeping costs in check will be key to driving growth and profit.
In a previous blog, I introduced some research that PwC conducted on the changing buying patterns around data center networking. The research was conducted over several months, featuring 35 live interviews and 235 unique survey responses coming primarily from CIOs and VPs of IT from a mix of global companies.
Unlike maintaining multiple servers, which have to be manually installed and configured, deploying virtual machines (VMs) require very little effort. By making a few simple adjustments in your virtualization console, you can easily create a virtual instance with enough resources to run even the most demanding apps.