CloudLink data encryption enables customers to embrace cloud with ease and confidence

Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA – May 28, 2014 – AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leader in cloud security and data encryption management, today announced availability of CloudLink® SecureVSA for VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™. Security and flexibility are top priorities for businesses moving to cloud deployments and CloudLink SecureVSA allows them to bring their own encryption to vCloud Hybrid Service in the form of a virtual storage encryption appliance, making data inaccessible to other tenants, cloud administrators and outsiders.

VMware and AFORE are addressing key challenges enterprises face with production cloud deployments, such as re-architecting applications, learning new tools and managing the risk of hosting sensitive data in a shared, multi-tenant environment. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service simplifies the complexity of managing hybrid cloud environments by enabling customers to seamlessly extend their private data centers to the public cloud without needing to invest in new processes or tools to support the deployment. Adding CloudLink SecureVSA addresses data privacy and regulatory compliance concerns with an advanced security policy that automates encryption management and enables VMware customers to have exclusive control of the encryption keys.

Ajay Patel, vice president of VMware vCloud Hybrid Service explains, “VMware designed the VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ to offer the agility of public cloud while providing full compatibility with customers’ existing data center infrastructure, making the migration easy and predictable. In a similar fashion, AFORE CloudLink addresses data privacy concerns with a hybrid cloud encryption solution that is transparent to applications and uses familiar VMware deployment and management tools.”

Jonathan Reeves, AFORE Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, underscores the importance of providing customers with powerful encryption solutions that enable them to confidently embrace cloud. “We believe VMware vCloud® Hybrid Service™ addresses an important customer need for enterprises looking to deploy mission critical workloads in the cloud. CloudLink enables VMware customers to encrypt all data used by their virtual machines and puts them in total control of their data security.”

Key benefits of CloudLink SecureVSA for VMware vCloud Hybrid Service include:

  • Easily deployed agentless solution requiring no changes to workloads and applications.
  • Familiar deployment leveraging VMware tools including VMware vSphere®, vCloud Director® and vCloud Automation Center™.
  • Encrypt on a “per-VM” basis rather than the entire virtual data center.
  • Flexible key management including customer controlled keys.
  • Single encryption management plane across hybrid cloud.


AFORE CloudLink is available immediately with full solution details and free trial offers from the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Marketplace and .

For details on CloudLink for vCloud Hybrid Service, please visit our VMware vCHS page and resources.

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We are very pleased to announce that CloudLink has been acquired by EMC Corporation.  EMC is the leader in delivering solutions that enable the world to store, manage and leverage data.  The EMC Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud enables customers to deploy IT as a Service quickly and easily.  CloudLink is an award-winning provider of software-based data security solutions for hybrid clouds.  As part of EMC, CloudLink will empower customers to embrace the hybrid cloud while addressing concerns around data security and sovereignty, and maintaining regulatory compliance.

Since CloudLink turned its focus to cloud security more than four years ago, we have been heartened to witness the exponential growth of private, public and hybrid cloud and honored to help our customers embrace this new paradigm.  Our induction into the EMC Select partner program two years ago was both a privilege and an excellent opportunity for us to develop solutions that truly address customer needs.  We are eager to contribute to the customer value EMC delivers through its industry-leading innovation, service and support.

Above all, we’d like to extend our thanks to our customers, partners and employees, as well as everyone who has helped us evolve and innovate.  We are very excited to join the EMC family and look forward to continuing our joint commitment to making hybrid cloud a success. If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at


The CloudLink Team

PS Read the story behind the acquisition.