September 13th, 2012 by Josh Linden
EMC Secure Cloud On-Boarding Solution Powers Non-Disruptive Cloud Migrations
EMC has announced the new Secure Cloud On-Boarding Solution for migration of mission-critical applications between public, private and hybrid clouds. The solution will be available in early 2013 and combines RSA Archer eGRC compliance and reporting software with Intel TXT technology and EMC VPLEX virtual storage.
The EMC Secure On-Boarding Solution will offer components for migrating mission-critical applications without downtime by making sure the underlying hosts that virtual machines are running on are secured and operating at multiple locations. Regardless of what data center the workloads are migrated to, they will only run on trusted servers and administrators can view the hardware trust status.
Three Components of the Solution
RSA's Solution for Cloud Security and Compliance offers compliance reporting for cloud environments with over 130 VMware specific control procedures. This facilitates security and policy management for regulations such as PCI and HIPAA. By extending compliance reporting to all data centers, these customers can gain a view of their overall cloud compliance posture.
EMC VPLEX delivers storage federation and cooperating pools of storage resources that can be dynamically allocated. VPLEX also enables non-disruptive workload mobility between sites, allowing virtual distributed storage volumes to be created between multiple data centers. In other words, VPLEX eliminates the need to migrate data from one site to another because the data will already exist at the new site.
Intel TXT can help ensure a system is not compromised by establishing a hardware-based root of trust and validating the behavior of key system components at startup. Integration with Intel TXT makes it easier to move virtual machines across clouds to trusted pools of "known good" servers.
The EMC Secure Cloud On-Boarding Solution is currently undergoing a pilot program, with general availability expected for early 2013. EMC VPLEX Metro is available today. RSA Archer support for Intel TXT will be generally available early in 2013.