Great article contributed by Taylor Banks. From VM sprawl to compliance, here's a look at the top security issues worrying IT about virtualized servers. The bad news: Despite improved IT understanding regarding virtualization management, many of the security holes are still ones that companies create themselves.

In surveys of senior-level IT managers, security is consistently one of the top five concerns, along, specifically, with security related to the hot technology of the moment. Most recently those worries have included social-networking technologies such as Twitter and Facebook and other outlets through which employees could turn loose company confidential data. But the security of virtual servers and virtualized infrastructures also rank near the top of the list

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