Two cloud providers have just teamed up as CloudPassage announced this week its availability with RightScale, a cloud computing management provider, through the MultiCloud Marketplace.
Thanks to this partnership, RightScale users will now have instant access to the CloudPassage Halo solution, a security SaaS (News - Alert) purpose-built to deliver host-based network security, vulnerability management, server access administration, intrusion detection, and intrusion prevention, according to company officials.
"RightScale is well-known as the foremost leader in [Infrastructure as a Service] IaaS management and automation, and RightScale also delivers a key security function for IaaS: server asset inventory and control," said Carson Sweet, co-founder and CEO of CloudPassage. "Given that CloudPassage Halo delivers a multitude of security capabilities at the server level, automating Halo deployment through RightScale is a natural and high-value integration."
CloudPassage, a security SaaS company, offers the industry's first and only server security and compliance solutions purpose-built for elastic cloud environments, according to company officials.
As the trend towards cloud computing burgeons, many still remain concerned about adopting cloud technology because of security and compliance challenges. Customers who deploy cloud infrastructures in many environments are oftentimes left to their own devices to protect themselves which makes strong and highly automated host-based controls imperative.
RightScale addresses these concerns by offering a fully automated cloud management platform that helps organizations easily deploy and manage business critical applications across multiple clouds with complete control and portability. RightScale allows users to deploy preconfigured multi-server configurations instantly which allows companies to control their public cloud deployment –something which is typically a cumbersome task for Infrastructure as a Service adopters, according to company officials.
"The CloudPassage security solution now available in RightScale's MultiCloud Marketplace offers our customers an additional layer of security that is designed to be lightweight, portable, and elastic," said Josh Fraser (News - Alert), RightScale vice president of Business Development. "CloudPassage Halo is fully automatable and highly scalable, making it a natural fit for RightScale customers. We are excited to have CloudPassage as a member of our ISV Partner Program."
In other industry news, in an effort to simplify cloud adoption for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) in the United Kingdom market, some of the biggest players in the cloud ecosystem are joining forces.
Recently, cloud computing leader Backbone Connect announced that it has teamed with Infrastructure as a Service enabler Hexagrid, Link47 and Compare the Cloud. Just a few weeks ago, Hexagrid announced that Link47 and Compare the Cloud teamed with the company to facilitate the channel delivery of low cost, high quality cloud computing solutions to the SMB market.
Over the past five years, Backbone Connect has established itself as a leading colocation provider in London, boasting more than 500 colocation cabinets across seven U.K. data center facilities. The UK-based company offers a wide range of colocation and WAN infrastructure solutions in addition to discounted colocation, Internet access and MPLS network services for any business building a cloud on Hexagrid’s award-winning VxDatacenter platform.
To find out more about Hexagrid, visit the company at ITEXPO West 2011. To be held Sept. 13-15 in Austin, TX, ITEXPO (News - Alert) is the world’s premier IP communications event. Visit Hexagrid in booth #427. Don’t wait. Register now.
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Edited by Rich Steeves