VirtualArmor's CloudCastr™ makes the transition quick, simple – and safe
VANCOUVER, Dec. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - 2016 promises to be the Year of the Cloud for businesses.
It's not the first time we've heard that claim, but the numbers are starting to add up. A survey from Cisco <http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/global-cloud-index-gci/Cloud_Index_White_Paper.html> estimates that more than four-fifths or 86 per cent of corporate computer workload will be processed by cloud data centers by 2019.
Driving this movement is sophisticated new technology that makes cloud-based networking more accessible, affordable and reliable.
VirtualArmor International Inc. ("VirtualArmor" or the "Company") (CSE:VAI), a provider of advanced network and cybersecurity solutions, is one of a new breed of companies offering pre-built, pre-validated cloud architecture that allows service providers and larger enterprises to bring more automation to their networks and deploy new services to market with greater speed.
Based in Denver with offices in Salt Lake City and the UK, VirtualArmor is expanding into the Canadian marketplace. It began trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange on November 24, 2015 and is planning to set up its first Canadian office in 2016 in Vancouver or Toronto.
CloudCastr™, developed and launched by VirtualArmor in fall 2015, is a turnkey private cloud infrastructure based on network function virtualization, or "NFV". Before NFV, network functions such as firewalls, load balancing, or attack detection were delivered through proprietary hardware. Network updates or expansions were difficult and expensive. Now, with branded NFV software such as CloudCastr™, IT teams gain a number of powerful advantages:
- Easy to deploy: CloudCastr™ is designed to give service providers, mid-size and large enterprises a simplified, accelerated path to a cloud network. Companies can now reap the benefits without worrying about backend infrastructure or adding new specialists to staff.
- Increased scalability: As business cycles shrink and competition increases, businesses need to deliver new and improved services to market with greater speed. Networks driven by CloudCastr™ allow them to ramp up with relative ease.
- Strengthened and simplified network security: CloudCastr™ provides virtual firewall, web filtering, and virus scanning to standardize, simplify and accelerate network security.
- Network optimization: NFV-based CloudCastr™ opens the door to greater network orchestration and automation; it becomes much easier to deploy and scale up and down resources on demand.
Matthew Brennan, VP sales for VirtualArmor, says his own experience confirms Cisco's survey, as businesses now realize that NFV technology is no longer for early adopters, and that CloudCastr™ gives them accessible entry.
"CloudCastr™ is viable and proven," he says. "We can get the client network set up in a matter of days, and they immediately acquire the agility they need to get their services to market quickly. With CloudCastr™, they're ready to go."
VirtualArmor is an information technology company that delivers solutions to help enterprises build, monitor, maintain and secure their networks from cloud to core.
As a managed security services provider, VirtualArmor's services run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year through its primary security operations center ("SOC") located in Middlesbrough, U.K. and a secondary SOC located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each member of VirtualArmor's team supports the three main facets of its business: managed services, professional services, and hardware sales, by handling the design, configuration and installation of advanced network and cloud architecture solutions.
VirtualArmor uses best-in-breed partnerships to provide solutions for customers that are affordable, highly reliable, scalable, and backed by thorough knowledge of the related technologies, products, and platforms. VirtualArmor has secured partnerships with established technology businesses specializing in network appliances, software, and systems and provides its services to the mid- to large- enterprise and service provider markets. VirtualArmor customers include a 13-location data center provider, a Fortune 100 oil and gas company, multiple service providers with presences throughout the United States, and household name enterprise organizations located primarily in the western United States.
This press release may include forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. The forward-looking information is based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by the management of VirtualArmor. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions on which such forward-looking information is based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking information as the Company cannot provide any assurance that it will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, other than as required by applicable securities laws.
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