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What we Need is the Equivalent of Apple for Enterprise Data Centers

by Neil Macdonald  |  August 29, 2012

I’ve spent the last three days in Silicon Valley – some of it at VMworld and some of it with a client. With the flight out and back to the...

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Security Observations from Gartner’s Data Center Summit

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’m just back from Gartner’s US 2011 Data Center Summit held this week in Las Vegas. In my previous post, I talked about information security vendor’s concerns on the potential...

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Will the Euro Crisis Affect Information Security Spending?

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 9, 2011

I’ve just gotten back from Gartner’s Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. Like Gartner’s recent US Symposium and European Symposium, the conference had record attendance and interest in information security...

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Observations from Microsoft’s Management Summit

by Neil Macdonald  |  March 22, 2011

I’ve spent the past day and a half attending Microsoft’s Management Summit in Las Vegas. From my perspective the announcement that will affect the most enterprises from a security perspective...

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Yes, Hypervisors Are Vulnerable.

by Neil Macdonald  |  January 26, 2011

In one of my first posts as a blogger nearly 2 years ago, I discussed the potential for disaster if a compromise in the virtualization platform (hypervisor/VMM) occurred. Last year...

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Data Center Conference Insight: Systems Intelligence

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 7, 2010

I attended a breakfast presentation this morning given by Schneider Electric on the topic of facilities and energy intelligence. Essentially, they are tearing down the monitoring silos of energy, fire,...

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Juniper Acquires Altor Networks: More Virtualized Security

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 6, 2010

  I saw that Juniper had acquired Altor Networks in this announcement. I had written up Altor Networks as a Gartner “Cool Vendor” earlier this year in this research note for clients....

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Securing Private Clouds Requires Changes to Information Security Infrastructure

by Neil Macdonald  |  December 1, 2010

As organizations virtualize their data centers, information security has had to evolve to support this. The same will be true as data centers evolve to private clouds – security must...

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From Secure Virtualization to Secure Private Clouds

by Neil Macdonald  |  October 13, 2010

I’ve been out the last week travelling in preparation for Gartner’s US Symposium conference. I’ll be involved in multiple sessions (including interviewing Steve Ballmer). One presentation I’m giving is on...

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Cloud Security Lessons from Google’s Internal Security Breach

by Neil Macdonald  |  September 16, 2010

Earlier this week, I saw this article describing a security breach by an internal Google employee where a site reliability engineer (now fired) had violated the privacy of multiple email...

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