Citrix has just announced the latest update to their cloud orchestration and management platform, CloudPlatform 4.3, helping Citrix customers to easily build scaleable private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Following this release, Trend Micro will begin the external beta program for the latest version of Deep Security, 9.5, which provides the highest levels of security for private, public and hybrid cloud environments. Combine the two, and you have the ideal recipe for easily building scaleable secure private, public and hybrid cloud environments…
What’s new in CloudPlatform 4.3?
CloudPlatform is a scaleable, open platform that provides an orchestration layer between the end user or administrator, and the underlying hypervisor – allowing virtualised workloads to be provisioned simply and efficiently, without having to worry about the specifics of the infrastructure underneath – the new virtual machine could be a server or a virtual desktop, and could be operating on Xen, VMWare or Hyper-V, but the provisioning and user experience is the same – making it ideal for large enterprises or Cloud Service Providers who may not have just one virtualisation solution.
CloudPlatform 4.3 expands on this with improved support for “Hybrid Cloud” environments, where the workload could exist either in the customer’s datacentre, in a “Virtual Private” cloud environment, where the private datacentre is extended into a Cloud Service Provider’s environment, or in the public cloud where workloads are shared with other users.
CloudPlatform is also the industry’s only cloud orchestration and management platform that supports desktop, enterprise application and cloud workloads from a single integrated platform.
How does this fit with Deep Security 9.5?
Security is a big concern for our customers – with the advent of solutions such as CloudPlatform that allow workloads to be provisioned in a range of physical or cloud locations from a single management console, security challenges have changed – no longer is it enough to have a “traditional” enterprise security solution to provide the best protection – the security solution needs to be context-aware: is this machine physical or virtual? Which datacentre is it in? Was it in my datacentre an hour ago, but has now been migrated to the public cloud? Should it be in the public cloud at all? Have the required security controls changed since being migrated? … And so on.
Deep Security 9.5, and its companion encryption solution SecureCloud, are ideally placed to meet these new challenges, providing industry-leading features, such as support for VMware NSX Software-Defined Data Centres for both network security and Anti-Malware, context awareness to ensure that the applicable security policies are applied to each virtual workload based on the workload type and location, and advanced encryption of both boot and data volumes, to ensure that if a machine is accidentally migrated to somewhere it shouldn’t be, that no data leakage can occur.
For more details on the Deep Security 9.5 external beta program, please see: http://beta.trendmicro.com/en/87804/english/external-beta.aspx