Transparently Encrypt and Secure Replicated Data with CloudLink® and EMC®
Cloud-based DR holds out exceptional cost savings and operational advantages to users, but thus far concerns over data security have inhibited deployment rates.
EMC RecoverPoint® for Virtual Machines coupled with CloudLink® SecureVSA data security provides organizations with a disaster recovery solution that offers ease of deployment, cost savings by leveraging cloud and virtualized environments while ensuring meeting data security compliance requirements in a multi-tenant environment. RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines enables enterprise customers to protect virtual machines with local and remote replication, allowing for any Point in Time recovery. SecureVSA secures replicated workloads by encrypting data in motion and at rest from enterprise production site to cloud DR site. The encryption key always remains in the hands of the data owner.
The joint solution is a software defined secure VM DR solution. Both RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines and SecureVSA are deployed as virtual appliances. The solution is transparent to applications, storage agnostic and works in any VMware vCloud powered clouds.
Benefits to Service Providers
Cloud Service Providers can leverage the solution to market new cloud based DRaaS premium services that address the concerns of enterprises who want to move DR to the cloud with the following benefits:
- offering secure Disaster Recover as a Service (DRaaS) for private, public, and hybrid clouds is a compelling source of revenue and a competitive differentiator.
- the agentless solution is transparent to underlying storage infrastructure as well as application workloads.
- encryption can be enabled for specific workloads or on a per-customer basis rather than for the entire storage array.
- flexible key management options in a multi-tenant cloud environment give each tenant full control of the security of their replicated data.