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Defense in Depth: Firewalls within the Virtual Environment

VirtualizationSecurityThe 6/14 Virtualization Security Podcast we spoke about firewall placement within the virtual environment as well as storage based defense in depth. While we covered Encryption on the 5/31 podcast, in the 6/14 podcast we  covered other measures when dealing with storage (which will be part of a followup post). This conversation was slightly different than all other firewall discussions, as it was about migrating from a physical environment to a virtual environment, and keeping the same firewall placements. Spurred by a customer, we sought to come to a set of guidelines to follow for defense in depth within the virtual as well as physical and hybrid cloud environments. Continue reading Defense in Depth: Firewalls within the Virtual Environment

The Real-Time Big Data vSphere Management Problem

Virtualization ManagementA very interesting thing happens as your vSphere environment scales up. That every interesting thing is that the larger your environment gets, the more frequently you need data about its performance, capacity and configuration state. This is simply because the more things that there are in the environment, the more likely it is that something is wrong with one of them at any moment in time. Continue reading The Real-Time Big Data vSphere Management Problem

When to use a Virtual Firewall

The 2/9 Virtualization Security Podcast held a discussion on when would one use a virtual firewall. This was in response to being told that there are some people that would never use a virtual firewall for anything, and that got me thinking. Outside of the politics involved with using virtual vs physical firewalls, when would you use one? What are the cut offs, and best practices around using virtual firewalls. We were joined by Rob Randell of VMware to discuss this point. Continue reading When to use a Virtual Firewall

Cloud and Virtualization Security Resolutions for 2012

Christmas is over and New Years is on its way. A time to make resolutions and see the year complete.  A time to review what is old and plan for the future. This is a perfect time to review your defense in depth and look to see if there are security additions needed in 2012. So what cloud and virtualization security New Years resolutions should I make for 2012? Continue reading Cloud and Virtualization Security Resolutions for 2012

Key VMworld 2011 Performance and Capacity Announcements

As is expected many vendors have announced and/or are delivering significant advances in Performance and Capacity Management for Virtualized and Cloud Based Environments. Significant announcements have been made by vKernel, Cirba, Reflex Systems, VMTurbo, and Xangati. Here is a brief review of each:

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Your VMworld 2011 Enterprise Virtualization Performance and Capacity Management Short List

With VMworld 2011 around the corner whose booth’s should you visit? Well if you are an enterprise with a large scale virtualization initiative then performance and capacity management should be at or near the top of your mind.  VMware clearly agrees as they have announced and delivered vCenter Operations specifically to meet this need. So after you go see vC Ops Enterprise, what else should you go see?  Continue reading Your VMworld 2011 Enterprise Virtualization Performance and Capacity Management Short List