Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities – Big Threats


Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities have made 80% of servers as Vulnerable in overnight, thanks to  Google Project Zero team and other security researchers who have brought such a worst vulnerabilities to the world (At least now). Meltdown vulnerability basically melts security boundaries which are normally enforced by the hardware (CPU).  Spectre name is based on the root cause, “speculative execution”. Spectre is harder to exploit …

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Para virtualization vs Full virtualization vs Hardware assisted Virtualization

Types of virtualization

Virtualization is nothing but abstracting operating system, application, storage or network away from the true underlying hardware or software. It creates the illusion of physical hardware to achieve the goal of operating system isolation. In last decade, data centers were occupied by a large number of physical servers, network switches, storage devices. It consumed a lot of power and manpower to maintain …

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Do not virtualize your Environment using Hypervisor !

Virtualization is definitely  saving the IT cost and most of the companies are benefiting from it.But at the same time, you should not virtualize the all the environment using hypervisors without analyzing it. Hypervisor Virtualization may not be a good choice for heavy work load systems and some specific applications. These items needs to be  identified prior to the environment design process. …

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