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This article is part of the March 2011 issue of Best practices for securing virtual machines
If you needed any more confirmation of how big cloud computing has become (not that you really did), you didn't have to look any farther than last month's RSA Conference 2011. This year's conference featured an entire track devoted to cloud security issues. Plus, the Cloud Security Alliance had a half-day summit at the conference, which attracted four times as many people as last year. There's no doubt that cloud computing is far from a passing fancy. Jim Reavis, CSA co-founder and executive director, says he's hearing about a lot of successful pilot cloud computing projects and roadmaps that include cloud adoption within the next year. M&A activity is helping drive cloud adoption, he says. IT leaders at large enterprises tell him they're looking to the cloud to satisfy the new IT needs that come with an acquisition or if a division is spun out into a separate company. Security professionals, however, remain deeply concerned -- and rightly so -- about the compliance and security challenges cloud computing brings. According to the TechTarget Security Media ... Access >>>
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