Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2013. Read them in this VMblog.com series exclusive.
Contributed article by Peter Holmelin, Vice President of Development at Netop
Link Globally, Secure Locally
is in the Forecast
The year 2012 saw many companies and organizations increasing
implementation of cloud and virtualization options. In 2013, that trend will
accelerate as more and more IT professionals seek the benefits of public and
private clouds and virtualized environments.
As this usage (and the attendant data storage demands) continue to grow
data owners must be more concerned with data security standards in order to
prevent costly data loss and potentially crippling breaches.
Whose Problem is
Security and Compliance?
Cloud service providers are not necessarily concerned with compliance with
data security laws (or internal corporate data policies). Organizations have to
watch out for themselves, because they are on the hook for compliance. Massive
amounts of data, the need to easily access it and the increasingly global
nature of the workforce all put a strain on data management and safety. A solid remote access and control solution
allows secure remote transfer of data using encryption and authentication that
complies with legal and corporate requirements.
The Bottom Line
Tight budgets mean pressure to reduce cost and increase productivity. Sound familiar? Doing more with less is a
requirement in most business environments today, and implementing a secure
remote access and management solution enables IT and business staff to save
time, money and effort by resolving issues and managing data without the need
to travel to (often far-flung) data centers or corporate outposts. Solutions
exist to support the mobile IT workforce as well, allowing IT pros to fix
servers, VMs and other equipment from a mobile device. No one gets to pick the
time when a technical problem occurs, and remote access and control (especially
when mobile access is enabled) can save a weekend, a vacation, or the sanity of
an IT manager.
The New Year will require organizations to deal with a more
distributed, mobile workforce than ever before. Remote access and management of
data will be a key component in facing all the challenges presented by that
constantly evolving business world.
About the Author
Peter Holmelin is Vice President of Development at Netop. In this role, Peter
is responsible for product development at Netop. He has worked in the internet
software industry since 1995 and has a GIAC Security Leadership certification
from Global Information Assurance Certification. Netop is headquartered in
Denmark with subsidiaries in the United States, China, Romania and