The rapidly changing global economic landscape demands more efficient and cost-effective processes from organizations that wish to survive in the long run. To this end, organizations need to maintain data centers that would properly house a wide range of sensitive information, from valuable age-old restaurant recipes to operational codes that can stop gargantuan power plants from working.
Unlike how physical servers were traditionally set before, modern data centers have evolved to hyper-connected versions that take advantage of the latest in virtualization and cloud computing technologies. These advancements allow organizations to operate in a more agile and dynamic manner to better serve stakeholders. They also give employees more options in accessing company information. More importantly, adopting these technologies can help reduce company costs and optimize resources.
Many would argue that traditional data centers are far easier to protect. Since they are physically limited when it comes to network access, possibilities of breach are minimal. As such, many IT administrators who are used to protecting traditional network setups tend to carry this lax security mindset, even if the organization they work for has already advanced to a mixed network environment.
Although adopting virtualization and cloud computing may be beneficial for the company’s operations, they also open their network to more flaws threat actors can attack. Here are some of the problems that arise with these mixed IT environments:
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