AFORE CloudLink® Secures Mission Critical Workloads in VMware® vCloud® Hybrid Service™

CloudLink data encryption enables customers to embrace cloud with ease and confidence

OTTAWA, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - 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.

AFORE CloudLink is available immediately with full solution details and free trial offers from the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Marketplace and

About AFORE:
AFORE is a leading provider of advanced data security and encryption management solutions that protect sensitive customer information in multi-tenant private, public and hybrid clouds. AFORE CloudLink® been recognized for several prestigious industry awards including the Best of VMworld Gold Award in the Security / Compliance for Virtualization category in 2013. CloudLink SecureVSA has been certified Vblock Ready™ by VCE® to run on Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms as well as EMC® VSPEX™ lab validated. AFORE is an EMC® Select Business Partner as well as an   artneras a  RSA luding Secure ty controls ess applications. S and scale oRSA Technology partner. For more information visit: and follow us on Twitter @aforesolutions .

VMware, VMware vCloud, vSphere, vCenter, vCloud Director, vCloud Automation Center and vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks and names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

Copyright © 2014 All Rights Reserved. CloudLink is a trademark of AFORE Solutions, Inc. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

SOURCE: AFORE Solutions Inc.

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