Securing DR in the Cloud
Part of the appeal of hosting infrastructure in the cloud is avoiding the need to obtain and secure it locally. On the other hand, one of the biggest concerns facing organizations evaluating the cloud for mission critical applications is security; specifically controlling access to sensitive data. This is especially relevant when considering multitenant public cloud services where your sensitive data might be hosted in the same infrastructure as that of your competitors. And, of course, securing data in motion is as important as securing data at rest. When extending enterprise networks into remote data centers (cloud-based or not) it is vital that sensitive data be protected in transit.
AFORE combines cloud infrastructure security and manageability with performance monitoring to protect mission critical data in motion and at rest. It provides secure storage in the cloud and gives enterprises complete and exclusive control of the keys used to encrypt data stored there. CloudLink also provides an SLA-monitored secure VPN between the enterprise and cloud data centers. Its Layer 2 Ethernet extension functionality allows organizations to extend their networks directly into the cloud, avoiding much of the effort associated with IP address re-assignment of workloads when attempting to failover to the disaster recover site.