We know that big data is big business… And the use of on-premises and public cloud infrastructure is growing, according to the Cisco 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study. In the 2017 study, 27 percent of security professionals said they are using off-premises private clouds, compared with 25 percent in 2016 and 20 percent in 2015. And 52 percent said their networks are hosted on-premises as part of a private cloud.
Now that workloads are more dynamic, moving across on-prem, edge, and multicloud environments, they are also more vulnerable. Security for the data center must evolve to keep up with the digital transformation and hybrid/multicloud adoption. The complexity of protecting not only physical data centers, but the intersections of where the data center meets the virtual environment creates a unique situation.