Visibility is a critical aspect to find vulnerabilities in a system, and without the correct security and management tools, threats can easily gain access through an organisation's valuable data center, Brindley says. “The area HP focuses on is service automation and visibility. We've seen a significant growth of virtualisation within data centres. Businesses have got to maintain excellence in all of the domains to manage risk.”
Organisations must factor in security issues and the three domains of strategy, application and operations in virtualised environments, he says. “When securing a hypervisor, best practices need to be applied. With the proliferation of virtual platforms – there's been a significant shift in technology, and policies and procedures need to be implemented.