Server virtualization technology is enabling organizations to do more than just consolidate workloads, optimize hardware, and conserve data center floor space. ESG research indicates that many firms are using server virtualization technology as a way to deploy networking and security functions in virtual appliances, a form factor that offers enhanced flexibility and convenience. In the near future, however, virtual appliances will evolve to enable granular network segmentation, layered security, and off-the-shelf network/security infrastructure servers.
Jon Oltsik is an ESG senior principal analyst and the founder of the firm’s information security service. With over 25 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of information security and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO's perspective and strategies. Recently, Jon has been an active participant with cybersecurity issues, legislation, and technology within the U.S. federal government.
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