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Automation, Governance and Security in a Software-Defined World
14 November 2018
Julio Pontes, CISM, BS7799 LA, CCSK, CISSP
For more than 15 years, virtualization platforms have revolutionized computing by completely decoupling processing power from hardware resources. This has led to cost savings, improved resource utilization, increased business agility and enabled cloud computing. The hypervisor has become the de facto standard for operational efficiency and agility in the modern data center.
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Technological advancements and the adoption of virtualized servers and storage increased the need for network virtualization—and, in fact, this is already being consolidated in software-defined network (SDN) environments. Today, it is possible to reproduce the functions of switches, routers, firewalls and load balancers via software, in the same way the servers were virtualized. Read More >>