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Information Security, Virtualisation, and the Journey to the Cloud
According to ESG research, virtualisation technology investments top the priority list in 2011 as nearly 60% of large and small organisations will increase their spending on virtualisation technology. Why? Because its optimisation and efficiency benefits are measurable and real. Given this, many firms plan to expand their use of virtualisation by increasing the number of virtual servers in use, virtualising applications, and moving forward with virtual desktop projects. This progress is just the beginning of a multi-year journey from IT virtualisation to a future of cloud computing. ESG believes that resource optimisation, efficiency, and surprisingly, IT security will improve through this journey. This whitepaper examines security concerns along the cloud journey to explore new technologies to maintain privacy, integrity, and confidentiality in virtualised environments.