Virtualization allows for applications, operating systems and networks to be operated in a logical ‘sandbox,’ reducing the need for physical hardware. The host platform for virtualized resources can be located on-premises or provided by a cloud services operator, such as AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud.
This policy from TechRepublic Premium provides guidelines for implementing and maintaining a successful virtualization environment in an organization. It defines responsibilities for both end users and the IT department to ensure that the virtualized resources are deployed and maintained effectively.
From the policy:
All virtual machines and applications are subject to the same policies as non-virtualized systems. Software patching, remote access, security measures including but not limited to installing workstation security software, disabling shared or guest accounts, user account controls, monitoring and logging, disk and network encryption, backups and other relevant policies must be followed for virtualized systems.
The download comprises a 10-page PDF and Word document.
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