Intro: VMware NSX and network virtualization security

Cloud Computing Virtualization: Secure Multitenancy - Hypervisor Protection

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About Cloud Computing Virtualization: Secure Multitenancy - Hypervisor Protection

Virtualization is at the core of any cloud computing initiative, regardless of delivery model or deployment method. Service providers, or internal enterprise private cloud managers, use virtualization technology to realize efficiencies and flexibility offered by cloud computing. This section covers the risks and considerations around cloud computing virtualization security, including how to manage and ensure secure multitenancy of virtual machines on a single host, security risks and threats by Web-based hackers to the hypervisor, and how to handle data management and data governance.