Modern data centers have to manage multiple tasks such as cloud computing, big data and virtualization. The result is that they have become quite large, thus being more prone to hacker attacks.
Research done by various IT decision makers has revealed that security and availability are the two major drawbacks that make them refrain from adopting cloud computing. Internet data centers have been targeted countless times by various cyber-criminals, so there’s no wonder they are perceived as huge targets. All these being said, it isn’t a surprise that both public and private internet data ceter operators need to reassess their protection against distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS), the major threat of our modern world.