Compliance Challenges in a Virtualized EnvironmentWebinar Transcript
Compliance Challenges in a Virtualized Environment Ran Nahmias Dir. Virtualization & Cloud Solutions
Presenter Ran Nahmias Director, Virtualization and Cloud Solutions Net Optics, Inc. Over 15 years of experience in networking, security, desktop and server virtualization in engineering, product management and deployment roles for market leaders such as Check Point Software Technologies, Nice Systems, Microsoft and Net Optics.
Data Center in 2011
Virtualization in the Data Center
Monitoring and Compliance in virtualized areas of the Data Center
Data Center trends and predictions for 2011
Data Centers will continue to grow in 2011; exponential growth of data will necessitate expansion.
Virtualization deployment increasing year over year in data centers.
According to Garter, over 30% of x86 architectureservers workloads running on VMs
Industry figures describe up to 60% virtualization indata centers. 20%-25% seems more realistic inaverage (some areas higher, some areas not virtualized at all)
Convergence @ the Data Center Hypervisor Virtual Servers Physical Servers
Most enterprise data centers now have physical servers and infrastructure as well as a virtual environment.
Physical still bigger than virtual, but the gap is shrinking
The visibility challenge in the hybrid data center Hypervisor Virtual Servers Physical Servers VM-1 VM-2 VM-3 Server 1 Server 2 Server 3 Virtual Switch VMWare ESX
Current monitoring tools deployed on physical networks
Traffic from VMs to external peers visible on wired network
Inter-VM traffic hidden from wired network and the deployed tools
Confidential data entered by patient and processed for verification
Flow must adhere to HIPAA Security and Privacy
Online store on Web server
Customer makes a purchase and provides credit card details
Card being processed
Flow must adhere to PCI compliance
SQL $$$ SQL Web Server Web Server Sales Force $$$ Web Server OS OS OS OS Virtual Switch
Example: E-commerce solution in a box
Regulated, confidential transaction data transferring unmonitored
Monitoring tools 7
The goal: increasing visibility, extending wire capabilities Hypervisor Virtual Servers Physical Servers VM-1 VM-2 VM-3 Server 1 Server 2 Server 3 Virtual Switch VMWare ESX
Lack of visibility blocker for certain deployments
The virtual network traffic must be “exposed”
Turn the RED into BLUE
Increasing visibility into the virtual networks
Solution should provide complete visibility to virtual network traffic
Virtual environment performance cannot be affected negatively
The same stringent compliance regulations must be enforced across the converged infrastructure
Ideally, the solution integrates with virtualization technologies, does not require architectural changes and has small foot print and no significant performance effect.
Network traffic convergence: unifying the Hypervisor Virtual Servers Physical Servers VM-1 VM-2 VM-3 Server 1 Server 2 Server 3 Virtual Switch VMWare ESX Monitoring tools
Conclusion Questions & Answers Four-part series, planned topics Part 1: Compliance Part 2: Security Part 3: Control in an Outsourced Virtual Environment Part 4: Performance Monitoring Stay updated, subscribe to our newsletter: http://www.netoptics.com/about_us/NewsletterReg.asp
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