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The virtualisation landscape

Security and Manageability

Simon Perry
Principal Associate Analyst - Sustainability

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Agenda

Future •Is virtualisation


computing
models worthwhile?

• New challenges
Implications
• New opportunities

Infrastructure
and
application
•What to look for
security

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Future computing models

Internal cloud(s) External cloud provider(s)

Private cloud

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Market Drivers

Existing
hardware
Budget
performance
value

virtual
physical
virtual
virtual
virtual
virtual
Agility virtual Space

Power

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Floorspace

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Power

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Correlation between being power
constrained and having virtualised

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Agility

* From “decision” to “provision”

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Misconceptions

Virtualisation is “green”

Virtualisation will solve all data


centre power and heat problems

Virtualisation reduces
infrastructure management
issues

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Things to watch for

Balancing
Tendency to
Security workload
spawn
requirements

Planning avoids many problems

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Virtualisation challenges 1

Internal cloud(s) External cloud provider(s)

Private cloud

Dormant VMs
Check
in/out

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Virtualisation challenges 2

Vnetwork Workload migration

migration

Internal cloud(s) External cloud provider(s)

Private cloud

Check
in/out

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New challenges

Dormant /
activating
machines

Intra-server
Hypervisor layer
inter-VM
security
networks

Changing
Migrating data &
container security
workloads
requirements

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New opportunities

Internal cloud(s) External cloud provider(s)

Private cloud

Low attack surface


hypervisor

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References and further reading

• Managing 21st Century Networks (Quocirca, January 2007)


http://www.quocirca.com/pages/analysis/reports/view/store250/item3609/?link_683=3609
• The Distributed Business Index (Quocirca, March 2008)
http://www.quocirca.com/pages/analysis/reports/view/store250/item20918/?link_683=209
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• Quocirca recommends the forthcoming book from Stewart Room of Field Fisher
Waterhouse LLP based on its seminar series reviewing legal aspects of data protection
and data privacy. For more information go to:
http://www.ffw.com/publications/all.aspx?Person=1282
• Why Application Security is Crucial (Quocirca, March 2008)
http://www.quocirca.com/pages/analysis/reports/view/store250/item21107/?link_683=211
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• Superhighway at the Crossroads (Quocirca, September 2008)
http://www.quocirca.com/pages/analysis/reports/view/store250/item21547/?link_683=215
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