Security for Software Defined Data Center is a challenge that a lot of enterprises face. At Cerner we wanted to move to an OpenStack based SDDC implementation but wanted to ensure that this was done without reducing the security posture of our environment while at the same time enable an improved level of operational efficiency and lowered TCO. Some of our key success indicators include the ability to gain increased visibility and control against malicious activity within the Data Center and thus secure East-West traffic, enable this in an automated manner that would allow us to deploy virtual security functions such as IPS and enforce policies easily while the virtual security functions continued to maintain an acceptable level of performance. With these top level requirements, we started working on a solution implementation with Intel® Corporation and Midokura® and are in the midst of our engagement. The key components that are currently part of the solution implementation are Intel®
Attendees will learn from a real life example of an IT shop’s journey to enable a secure SDDC, the challenges that the Cerner IT team faced and their plans moving forward. Attendees can also expect to see a demonstration of the use case that we at Cerner are in the process of implementing.