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Virtualization and its Inherent Security Threats

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on April 7, 2016

Virtualization is one of the core components of cloud computing, as it provides scalability and flexibility by enabling cloud service providers to emulate a hardware platform that is agnostic to both operating system and user workload to run different applications. The inherent security threats in virtualization include: communication blind spots, mixed trust level virtual machines, and inter virtual machine attacks.

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Topics: cloud service provider, cloud computing, data security, virtualization, cloud service

The Benefits and Types of Virtualization

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 22, 2016

Virtualization is the backbone of cloud computing. It refers to the concept of the creation of an abstraction layer in between the actual physical hardware resource and the software application. Virtualization creates software driven artificial eco-system for an OS and the applications running on that OS which appears very real to the user.

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Topics: cloud computing, virtualization

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