Cloud services and virtualisation are becoming a core part of any infrastructure as organisations seek efficiencies through modernisation, consolidation and hosted services. 2e2 applies its 12 year heritage of SaaS and Cloud alongside our relationships with industry leading vendors to advise our customers on developing their virtualisation and hosting strategies. Our experience suggests that as organisations consider the security implications of moving into a virtual world this is making many think twice about taking advantage of the huge efficiency savings on offer.
Key areas of concern are:
- Security was not being considered as an issue at the beginning of the virtualisation or Cloud project, it is often added as an afterthought.
- The advantages of incorporating security into a virtualisation or Cloud strategy are not being considered both from a commercial and operational perspective
- Security threats that are prominent in a physical environment are perceived to be intensified in the virtual environment and the way of protecting our information needs to be different.
- Virtualisation and Cloud strategies are being driven by the business who would not naturally consider the security and compliance requirements
As experts in the field of security, from information assurance and compliance to infrastructure security, 2e2 works with customers to ensure that when they embark on a virtualisation or Cloud journey they are secure in doing so. 2e2 can show real differentiation in the virtualisation engagement by incorporating their security expertise. With the highest levels on partnerships and accreditations with leading virtualisation and security vendors as well as our own expertise, 2e2 will be considered the partner of choice for virtualisation.