If you haven’t already, check out the VMware Solution Exchange (VSX), VMware’s online cloud infrastructure and virtualization ecosystem marketplace. The VSX allows customers to search for and download partner and developer solutions, as well as contact partners directly for more information. Customers can also register to rate and review solutions.
Porticor provides secure, easy to use, and scalable solutions for data encryption and key management in the cloud. They recently released Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD™) for VMware – a cloud security offering that combines state of the art data encryption with patented split-key encryption to offer a secure, cost-effective solution for safeguarding data in a private or hybrid VMware cloud. Porticor VPD™ for VMware is available as a vApp that is installed and configured in minutes. Once installed, Porticor can be used to create encrypted environments over the entire data layer including virtual disks, databases, files, distributed storage and more, using the AES 256 bit encryption algorithm.
One of Porticor’s customers, a large insurance company, is effectively protecting the sensitive information of its customers in a VMware-based private cloud. The company replaced its existing encryption solution with Porticor, which is being used for data-at-rest encryption and key management. The Porticor solution spans both the live production cloud and an off-site disaster recovery cloud for an end-to-end data security solution. Porticor’s monthly subscription model provided immediate savings, and its virtual key management service reduced the total cost of ownership by eliminating the need for an on-site key management server. At the same time, the customer has maintained control over data security and confidentiality by using Porticor’s patented split-key encryption technologies
uptime software inc. provides powerful, easy-to-use and lower cost server monitoring and capacity planning software to the Fortune 1000 marketplace. up.time is an agentless VMware management solution that includes VMware monitoring, VMware reporting and VMware alerting, allowing you to easily monitor changes in your VMware deployment. The up.time virtual appliance allows you to drill down to the individual VM workloads to isolate performance bottlenecks and determine root causes. You can then graph combined VM and ESX Server metrics to discover resourcing issues and better plan for VM placement. The latest release of up.time 7 will fully support VMware vSphere 5.0.
The Bank of Montreal reports a 60% IT savings on licenses and deployment, and a 25% boost in productivity and business efficiency. A Senior Technical Lead at Bank of Montreal Financial Group explains, “up.time exceeded all our server and VMware monitoring expectations. We looked at several solutions and chose up.time based on reliability, functionality, ease of use, and the cost.”
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