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Security Considerations for Cloud-Ready Data Centers
Data centers have evolved significantly as organizations consolidate servers, applications, and other resources, and as they adopt new technologies as a means to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Technologies such as server virtualization, distributed application tools, and IP-based storage are helping organizations maximize their data center resources, while at the same time making it more difficult to protect these critical assets.
A network-centric approach to providing security in the data center delivers benefits such as scalability, unified security policy definition and enforcement, visibility into application traffic, and reduced operations overhead.