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Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud
According to ESG research, virtualization technology investments top the priority list in 2010 as nearly 60% of large and small organizations will increase their spending on virtualization technology. Why? Because its optimization and efficiency benefits are measurable and real. Given this, many firms plan to expand their use of virtualization by increasing the number of virtual servers in use, virtualizing applications, and moving forward with virtual desktop projects.
This progress is just the beginning of a multi-year journey from IT virtualization to a future of cloud computing. ESG believes that resource optimization, efficiency, and surprisingly, IT security will improve through this journey. This paper concludes:
- Virtualization is the “on ramp” for the journey to the cloud.
- Security concerns—and misinformation—remain.
- Security can improve through each step of the journey.
- And so much more.