Fast Five For The 2017 New Year

2016 was certainly an interesting year that befuddled many experts while clearly validating the growing importance of cybersecurity regardless of data domain – enterprise, collocation, public/private/hybrid cloud. As we move into 2017 I join many within the mission critical space with great anticipation and a short wish list for the New Year.

1, Eliminate Zombie Servers. I have written about this in the past and now the brilliant people at the Uptime Institute have developed a rather compelling model that explores the value proposition in much greater detail. I’ll add a new twist for 2017: Zombie Servers represent a huge cybersecurity risk. No mission critical facility should receive a passing score on a cybersecurity risk assessment without a well-documented and demonstrable Zombie Server management plan.



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