In an interview with CIOL.com, Desi Valli, COO and executive director of a web hosting provider, said VPS servers can be more secure than on-premise solutions. While some question the security of a shared device, Valli argues that hosting vendors often provide security that cannot be matched by an on-premise solution.
"It is assumed that shared compartments are prone to security threats due to the model of provisioning on a shared basis. However, this is equivalent to say that security threat is less in an independent house than an apartment," Valli told the news source.
Valli went on to say that security in an apartment is sometimes difficult because space is shared, but companies running the facility have organized, cost-effective and stringent policies, ensuring safety. The same can be achieved in VPS environments, Valli said, as vendors can deploy a number of security solutions to effectively manage devices.
Valli also told the news source that companies can frequently leverage security practices for dedicated servers on partitioned virtual private servers, further enhancing the device's protection.
According to a recent report from InformationWeek, virtual servers could also become more secure in terms of data backup and recovery as experts find new ways to use encapsulated data images for storage.
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