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Virtualisation Security Challenges

Hey after the stats in the last blog, I thought you guys might also been interested in these which were sent to me from Omarketing. Last month Emedia conducted a research into virtual systems and found that 50% of IT professionals are already using this new technology, or planning to do so within the next two years.

Last month Emedia conducted a research into virtual systems and found that 50% of IT professionals are already using this new technology, or planning to do so within the next two years.

The survey also showed that over half (52%) of respondents pointed out the following main security challenges to IT professionals adopting virtualisation technologies

-consideration for patching and update (32%),

-guest-to-guest attacks (27%),

-the addition of new host software (22%).

Many of the respondents also believed that they could overcome these threats by taking the following safety measures

- staff training/improving understanding (51%),

- patching/updating/hardening servers (38%),

- using firewalls (30%),

- separating networks/subnetting/routing (25%).

The most important criteria respondents look for when purchasing these systems are:

-server/physical space consolidation (64%),

-disaster recovery (54%),

-reduced cost of ownership (49%),

-speed performance (48%)

-and finally ease of use (43%).

For more information on this survey check out the emedia website Emedia.co.uk

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.