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Edward Haletky
Edward HaletkyEdward L. Haletky, aka Texiwill, is the author of VMware vSphere(TM) and Virtual Infrastructure Security: Securing the Virtual Environment as well as VMware ESX and ESXi in the Enterprise: Planning Deployment of Virtualization Servers, 2nd Edition. Edward owns AstroArch Consulting, Inc., providing virtualization, security, network consulting and development and The Virtualization Practice where he is also an Analyst. Edward is the Moderator and Host of the Virtualization Security Podcast as well as a guru and moderator for the VMware Communities Forums, providing answers to security and configuration questions. Edward is working on new books on Virtualization. [All Papers/Publications...]

RSA Conference: What was Interesting

March 4, 2013
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RSA Conference: What was Interesting

As I met with people at RSA Conference last week, the common question was: What was interesting and new? My view was from the world of virtualization and cloud security, which often differs from general or mobile security. This show was more about general and mobile security than it was about virtualization and cloud security…

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News: Sky High Networks provides Cloud Service Security Ratings

February 28, 2013
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CloudComputing

There has been a dearth of intelligence reporting on cloud services and up until now we had to rely upon the Verizon Breach Report, Alert Logic's State of the Cloud report, the Enisa and other reports, but even so there was nothing specifically about a given cloud service outside the lightly used Cloud Security Alliances…

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IT Automation: Where is the Center?

February 26, 2013
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ITasaService

The network binds it all together, the network could be the center of IT Automation.

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Public Cloud Reality: Application Security is in your Hands

February 18, 2013
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VirtualizationSecurity

We recently moved workloads to the public cloud and the public cloud reality does not match the hype, nor does it match the application security requirements of a small or even large organization.

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Public Cloud Reality is Much Different than the Hype

February 14, 2013
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CloudComputing

The public cloud reality is much different than the hype. You only get from the public cloud what you bring to it. You need to bring your own security, performance monitoring, knowledge, and expertise.

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Virsto: Software Defined Data Center: Tip of the Iceberg

February 13, 2013
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CloudComputing

VMware buying Virsto is a big move and after considerable discussion a logical step for VMware in many technical areas as well. We previously mentioned that Virsto would add to VMware's existing in Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), but there is more to this than just SDDC, which I believe is the end goal. Getting…

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Business Critical Applications: Traveling Cloud

February 11, 2013
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CloudComputing

Recently I took a cross country driving trip as we moved from outside of Boston, which has been inundated with snow, to Austin TX, which has no snow. Aside from the reasons for the move, we found several cloud based business critical applications to be invaluable while traveling long distances: navigation and communication. It may…

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Migrating Business Critical Applications to the Cloud

January 28, 2013
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CloudComputing

We at The Virtualization Practice, LLC have migratedg our business critical applications to the cloud. How simple was that task? It was not as easy as we have heard from others, and not as difficult as some have had, but it was not as simple as move my VM and run. Why is this? What…

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Virtualizing Business Critical Applications: Data Protection

January 25, 2013
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VirtualizationBackup

A major aspect of virtualizing any business critical application is data protection which encompasses not only backup, but disaster recovery, and business continuity. It is imperative that our data be protected. While this is true of all workloads, it becomes a bigger concern when virtualizing business critical applications. Not only do we need backups, but…

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