Security for your virtual machines: what is KMIP?

The latest generation of the main hypervisors has shown, among other things, a renewed and increased focus on security, with the most visible feature being VM encryption. It’s amazing to see how both VMware vSphere 6.5 and Microsoft Hyper-V 2016, both released in the same year, introduced this feature at the same time. But it’s less of a surprise if you think about all the security issues that IT admins and users are facing lately, with things like ransomware, cryptolocker and other threads.
In this first of a series of posts, we’ll look at the different solutions and some deep dive into the used technologies, and how operations like backups are impacted. In this first post, let’s talk about KMIP.

Cloud Computing: urban legends and how to not-sell it

Last tuesday I attended the Cloud Communities Day event in Milan, hosted by EuroCloud Italia. Its goal,fully successful, was to put let the public discover and put into contact with each other the various User Communities working on Cloud Computing: in addition to some of us representing the Italian VMware User Group, there were also people from OpenStack, […]