On Friday 22 Aug 2008, jtd wrote:
Virtulization does not solve the security issue. Virtualization
merely provides the ability to better utilise hardware and manpower.
Virtualisation does solve /a/ security issue, namely that of containing
cracks into a limited environment. For instance, I'd rather someone
crack a virtual machine running HTTP through a hypothetical Apache
exploit (on a server with multiple virtual machines running different
applications) than the whole server using the same exploit.
It's not a panacea, but it does help you improve security. On the flip
side are the costs of virtualisation, whether hardware, IP addresses or
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