The Network Is the Compu...oh, crap. Never mind, it's broken. (Death)
Nearly made me snort coffee from my nose when I read this line. That is brilliant. It is a long post, but worth the time to read. It will take imagery like this for people to understand the fundamental changes offered by Virtualization ... or as I have heard many people refer to it, the Virtualization ‘feature’ ... and subsequently why approaches to security need to be re-considered. We may be marginalizing and commoditizing IT resources like processing, but we are breaking a lot of existing assumptions along the way. It is going to be harder to determine where your data is, who has access, and how it is being used. If you want an example set of why an Information Centric data security model is a good idea, this is it.