Encrypt IBM Softlayer Bare Metal Virtual Machines

Moving to the cloud offers enterprises significant benefits in terms of business agility and IT cost management; however, there are security and deployment challenges. Traditional security controls no longer apply in the cloud, yet sensitive data must be secure to address privacy, regulatory, and data remanence (residual data) requirements. CloudLink offers virtual machine encryption solutions for IBM SoftLayer that are simple to deploy, easy to manage by leveraging the company’s existing data security technology and operational expertise.
vCloud Air -SecureVMCloudLink SecureVM provides pre-boot authorization, image integrity validation and encrypts boot volume and data volumes with a centralized management approach that allows IT departments to have full control over data security in the cloud. SecureVM unlocks native Windows Bitlocker and Linux OS encryption features with a centralized management approach.  This gives you visiblity and control over when and where virtual machines  are run and accessed while retaining full control of the encryption keys.
SecureVM for IBM SoftLayer supports the following key features:

  • Enables Windows BitLocker and Linux native OS encryption for both Windows and Linux VMs
  • Encrypts boot volume and/or data volume
  • Pre-boot authentication for SoftLayer VMs before releasing keys to decrypt the boot volumes
  • Protects the integrity of SoftLayer VMs against unauthorized modification
  • Integrates with existing enterprise key management and provides full control of  key management policies
  • Supports hybrid cloud deployments


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 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 cloudlinkquestions@emc.com.


The CloudLink Team
PS Read the story behind the acquisition.