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