February 27, 2013
OTTAWA, Canada, Feb. 27 — AFORE Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of cloud, security and management solutions, today announced the company has formed a strategic alliance partnership with VCE to deliver enhanced encryption and address the growing demand for data security management. The partnership utilizes Vblock Systems certified CloudLink Secure VSA to encrypt data at rest and in motion in virtualized and multi-tenant environments.
Vblock Systems from VCE leverage best-in-class technology and integrates computing, network, storage, virtualization, and management components from industry leaders Cisco, EMC and VMware to deliver industry leading converged infrastructure. CloudLink Secure VSA provides tenant-specific data encryption and enables flexible security administration control, performance monitoring and integrated key management with certified RSA Data Protection Management (DPM).
"Businesses are seeking trusted, cost-effective, multi-tenant and secure architectures to meet their converged physical and cloud requirements," said James LaPalme, VP Sales & Marketing at AFORE Solutions. "CloudLink Secure VSA provides high performance, flexible encryption and data security for mission critical applications running on powerful Vblock Systems."
CloudLink's encryption solution ensures regulatory compliance (HIPPA, PCI, SOX), and full protection of sensitive data with AES-256 storage volume encryption of data at rest and AES-256-encrypted VPN tunnels for data in motion. This solution offers flexible, multi-tenant encryption across Vblock System storage technologies transparent to applications.
CloudLink Secure VSA, combined with Vblock Systems and RSA DPM Encryption Key Manager provides a well-integrated, certified and pre-tested solution to ensure that data security, confidentiality and compliance regulations are met with ease. CloudLink Secure VSA on Vblock Systems reduces complexity and alleviates concerns when implementing data encryption in a virtualized converged infrastructure so that enterprises and service providers can focus on their core business, and makes managing a cloud infrastructure based on Vblock Systems easier and simpler, with a lower cost of ownership.
AFORE Solutions is a leader in cloud security and management. AFORE's CloudLink software security appliance combines cloud infrastructure security and manageability with cloud performance monitoring. Enterprises and cloud service providers use CloudLink to protect mission critical data in motion and at rest while managing SLA's for security compliance and service performance.
Researchers from the Suddhananda Engineering and Research Centre in Bhubaneswar, India developed a job scheduling system, which they call Service Level Agreement (SLA) scheduling, that is meant to achieve acceptable methods of resource provisioning similar to that of potential in-house systems. They combined that with an on-demand resource provisioner to ensure utilization optimization of virtual machines.
Experimental scientific HPC applications are continually being moved to the cloud, as covered here in several capacities over the last couple of weeks. Included in that rundown, Co-founder and CEO of CloudSigma Robert Jenkins penned an article for HPC in the Cloud where he discussed the emergence of cloud technologies to supplement research capabilities of big scientific initiatives like CERN and ESA (the European Space Agency)...
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With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
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Cloud computing is gaining ground in utilization by mid-sized institutions who are looking to expand their experimental high performance computing resources. As such, IBM released what they call Redbooks, in part to assist institutions’ movement of high performance computing applications to the cloud.
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The San Diego Supercomputer Center launched a public cloud system for universities in the area designed specifically to run on commodity hardware with high performance solid-state drives. The center, which currently holds 5.5 PB of raw storage, is open to educational and research users in the University of California.
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