Skip to main content

Hu Yoshida: Virtualization is about lying

Eric Hibbard, the plain speaking Chair of the SNIA Security Technical Work Group, often says that Virtualization is about lying and security is about understanding the truth. I prefer to say that virtualization simplifies management and improves efficiency by masking the underlying physical complexity.

Eric also makes the point that if you are going to lie, you better be in position to know the truth as well. I whole heartedly agree with him there. That is why it is important to do your storage virtualization where you are also working with the truth and the only place to do that is in the storage control unit, not in the storage network. If you are virtualizing storage in the storage network, creating virtual volumes with mapping tables, while the real volumes, cache slots and track tables reside in the storage array, you have a disconnect and a potential for a security disaster, i.e., the loss or compromise of data..



Well we can say that about everything in life. Our lives on this planet too is a lie. We just happen to inhabit this piece of rock which is part of the 200,000 billion star-systems (or solar systems).

OK, my point is: You CAN lie about virtualization and you CAN blame everything on everything else, BUT you have to understand one thing: Not only you must know and understand the truth, but the fact the person you are lying to, will find out the truth.

Check out Hu's post.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1

Avastu Blog is migrating to IdeationCloud.com; 1st Jan 2009 live

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING. WITHIN 2 SECONDS YOU WILL BE REDIRECTED TO THE NEW HOME OF AVASTU BLOG. PLEASE DO UPDATE AVASTU BLOG'S URL to : http://www.ideationcloud.com on your website.

I will send out emails personally to those who are using my link(s) on their sites.

Thanks much for your co-operation and hope you enjoy the new site and its cool new features :-)




Not like the site is unlive or something..on the contrary, its beginning to get a lot of attention already. Well most of the work is done, you don't have to worry about anything though:

What won't change

Links/Referrals: I will be redirecting the links (all links which you may have cross-posted) to IdeationCloud.com - so you don't have to do anything in all your posts and links. Although, I would urge however that you do change the permalinks, especially on your blogs etc yourselfThis blog is not going away anywhere but within a few months, I will consider discontinuing its usage. I won't obviously do …

Cloud Security: Eliminate humans from the "Information Supply Chain on the Web"

My upcoming article, part - 3 data center predictions for 2009, has a slideshot talking about the transition from the current age to the cloud computing age to eventually the ideation age- the age where you will have clouds that will emote but they will have no internal employees.

Biggest management disasters occur because internal folks are making a mess of the playground.

Om's blog is carrying an article about Cloud security and it is rather direct but also makes a lot of sense:

I don’t believe that clouds themselves will cause the security breaches and data theft they anticipate; in many ways, clouds will result in better security. Here’s why: Fewer humans –Most computer breaches are the result of human error; only 20-40 percent stem from technical malfunctions. Cloud operators that want to be profitable take humans out of the loop whenever possible.Better tools – Clouds can afford high-end data protection and security monitoring tools, as well as the experts to run them. I trust…