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February 13, 2008, 11:38 am
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Don't know whether it's the good spot to post but this is a simple
question and I did not find any studies about this point:
I know that virtualization is seen as a great solution to managing the
data center of the future; server virtualization enables besides a
better way to address common issues like resources allocation and
optimization, hot plug application deployment, space and energy
consumption savings and so on...
But: My question is from the security and anti-hacking protection
point of view. Someone says that "virtualization allows securisation
and isolation of a network as breaking a virtual system doesn't allow
to take over the whole system (and especially the host system)".
Personnally I wonder how one can be so sure.
What if a server "virtually" hosting my app and another one which is a
great security hole? If a hacker manage to take over the virtual
system hosting the "loosely secured app" is it simple (or not?) for
him to take over the other virtual systems or ,what's even worse, the
Any link where this issue is addressed?
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