By offering customers the freedom of open standards and interoperability of applications, VMware vCloud Director offers organizations ability to expand IT capacity or migrate applications to the public cloud. Similar to Amazon’s EC2 offering, VMware-based cloud services ensure visibility of pooled resources along with the elasticity to provide the highest service-levels for applications.
“As a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, Savvis is expected to provide the highest levels of service and security for our clients’ applications,” said Ken Owens, vice president of Security and Virtualization Technologies at Savvis. “Open standards, transparent controls and detailed audit trail are very important for our Savvis Symphony cloud offerings, particularly for the applications that are subject to compliance.”
Coupled with VMware vCloud Director, the policy-based control and granular per-organization audit capability enabled by HyTrust Cloud Control provides customers the ability to confidently incorporate a cloud-based service model into their IT strategy and extend from private cloud to hybrid cloud without compromising security, control and compliance.
Gartner’s Jay Heiser and Mark Nicolett note: “Ultimately, your ability to assess the risk of using a particular service provider comes down to its degree of transparency. Cloud-computing offerings that include verifiable and specific information about security and uptime are easier to assess, providing a competitive advantage over those that do not.”
Said Eric Chiu, president and CEO, HyTrust. “Despite all the benefits of cloud computing, security and compliance remain top-level concerns that hinder organizations from making the move. HyTrust addresses those concerns head-on by allowing enterprises to maintain and extend their policies into the cloud while giving them the visibility they need to ensure compliance.”
Specific capabilities supported by HyTrust Cloud Control include Multi-factor authentication and federated identity; Persistent zoning for multi-tenancy; Advanced protection of sensitive workloads in the cloud; Granular role-based access control for separation of duties; Detailed audit logging for compliance; and Hardening and monitoring of the cloud services platform.
Chiu continued: “HyTrust is focused on enabling policy-based control and audit logging for the entire cloud stack.”
Availability A narrated demo of the HyTrust Cloud Control prototype will be on display throughout VMworld 2010 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, August 30 – September 3rd in booth #236.
About HyTrust (www.hytrust.com) Virtualization Under Control™. HyTrust', headquartered in Mountain View, CA, is the leader in policy management and access control for virtual infrastructure. HyTrust empowers organizations to virtualize more—including servers that may be subject to compliance—by delivering enterprise-class controls for access, accountability, and visibility to their existing virtualization infrastructure. The Company is backed by top tier investors Granite Ventures, Cisco Systems (Nasdaq: CSCO), Trident Capital, and Epic Ventures; its partners include VMware; Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC); Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS); RSA (NYSE: EMC) and Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC).