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New reserach on dealing with data center servers

by Joerg Fritsch  |  April 1, 2014  |  2 Comments

Finally my new research note about data center server security is being published. The research note covers all safeguards that are installed locally on a computing node in order to deploy it in the data center and have it fit for long-term sustainment of its security posture.

Although often thought of as a mature or static technology, new issues are emerging as server security is extended to Cloud IaaS, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data. So many changes in IT, people even oracle the end of the Von Neumann architecture. However, one thing has not changed (yet): Servers, either physical or virtual, are the workhorses that constitute the computational resource for the delivery of digital services and products. If a technology is as well understood as servers and server security, chance are that it brings about rigidities that lock us in and let the real issues and answers become unspeakable.

Server Categories

Now, I believe that we did a very good job in taking this back a notch by looking at server categories and telling the most feasible set of safe guards per server category. We map servers into four distinct categories: traditional IT, data miners, merchants and data dwellers. The attributes and the appropriate safe guards are described in more detail our new research note … .

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Category: information-security-strategies  server-security  

Tags: data-dwellers  data-miners  database-servers  

Joerg Fritsch
Research Director
1 year at Gartner
15 years IT Industry

Joerg Fritsch is a Research Director in the Gartner for Technical Professionals Security and Risk Management Strategies team. His specialties include information security, data center and cloud security, big data (analytics), cloud computing, PaaS, distributed systems, messaging and event-driven systems, and very fast networks and servers. Read Full Bio

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