International Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology & Security (IJCSITS)
Virtualization is a key component of current enterprise IT infrastructure. That is mainly because of the cost effective solutions and highly scalable and efficient ways of data storage and data processing it provides. On one hand this ensures business continuity for critical business applications viz. banking, e-commerce etc. but at the same time it confronts them to more security risks. The intrinsic characteristics of virtualization i.e. resource sharing and isolation, which are its strengths, if used without taking proper precaution can be exploited and can put whole virtualized environment and eventually the business at stake.