The dramatic growth of hybrid cloud deployments is creating new challenges for security professionals that can no longer be addressed with legacy technologies, policies and processes. As applications and data move fluidly between multiple clouds private, public and hybrid—organizations must take a unified approach to security that incorporates a range of products working hand in glove to reduce risk and protect the business.
In most cases, your physical data center will not disappear as these growth trends play out. Instead, it will evolve into a hybrid environment, incorporating a mixture of physical and virtual computing technologies—including both public and private clouds. You’ll face even more challenging security risks within these hybrid environments than you have protecting your physical data center today. And you won’t be alone with these challenges when making the shift to a hybrid data center architecture.