Cloud Security Symposium - Chicago

Securing Tier 1 Apps in a Virtualized World – Fact, Fiction or Wishful Thinking?

Roundtable Summary

  • Latency issue with Oracle and Microsoft Exchange – improved performance.  Can not have latency issues with Tier 1 apps.
  • VMware has a lot of success stories with Tier 1 apps being virtualized
  • Benefits of virtualization include increase of fault tolerance and high availability
  • Virtualized apps allows for apps to be run on a host
  • SRM enables ability to have disaster recovery
  • Virtualization is very powerful – VMware had a customer in Japan that was affected by the tsunami and nuclear disaster.  The customer was able to redirect its data center to another location in about 45 minutes with out putting any one in harms way.