Data Center Security
Data centers - which are at the heart of modern business - are no longer fortresses into which mission-critical corporate information is poured, stored and processed in guarded isolation. IT virtualization sometimes makes the location of data uncertain, while the rise of mobile access, social business and cloud computing creates a A successful organization views data center security as a process requiring constant vigilance rather than a one-off precaution or mere regulatory compliance. It learns from what others are doing at the industry-sector, application and country levels and puts itself in the hacker's shoes to identify and guard against new vulnerabilities. Data center security is not about “return on investment.” Rather, it concerns “protection from disaster”: When it fails, customer confidence, goodwill, share prices and revenues tumble, the staff responsible are probably fired, and, in extreme situations, companies go bust. Our aim in this paper is to raise awareness, stimulate debate and engage with users and the industry on a vitally important subject. myriad of new interactions to be secured.