Virtualization has really become a mainstream technology and an effective way for organizations to reduce costs. As mentioned in previous articles, it simplifies processes but also creates new information security risks to handle. This article is concerned with business continuity and how virtualization can create many new opportunities and efficiencies in your business continuity plan. This is the third article in a series on virtualization. The first article was titled “Critical security considerations for server virtualization.” and this was followed with “developing a virtualization security policy.”

Specifically, three elements of business continuity that can be enhanced through virtualization. These elements are hot, warm, and cold sites, snapshots, and testing. If you have not considered virtualization in your business continuity plan, I hope you will do so after reading this article. If you have questions on how to implement such a service, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.