Herndon, VA and Dublin, Ireland, June 30, 2009 -- Vordel, the XML networking management company, today announced the Vordel Gateway Cloud Edition which provides interoperability for Cloud Computing platforms including Amazon, Force.com, and Google.
Interoperability is particularly important for Cloud Computing since organizations wish to take advantage of the great cost-savings on offer, but without becoming locked-in to a single Cloud Computing vendor. In particular, it is of interest to the U.S. Government, with its focus on cloud computing as a key "cross-cutting" saving across government departments and agencies.
The Vordel Gateway Cloud Edition can be deployed on the local network, acting as the pivot point between applications and Cloud-based services. Deployed in this way, it provides an on-ramp from local applications to the Cloud. Even a single application can leverage multiple Cloud Computing services, without coding.
It can also be deployed "cloud-side" to link Cloud-based services together. Due to its lack of proprietary hardware, it enables users to benefit from the "elasticity" of the Cloud in order to scale, whereby capacity is added automatically as traffic grows.
Phil Schacter, Vice President and Service Director with Burton Group said "The cloud services market is immature with few standards on how customers establish and control access by their users, and how providers protect information and report activity back to the customer. The concept of an enterprise gateway that connects to all internal and public cloud services accessed by various departments and users is an important innovation that allows a focal point for enforcing policy and auditing usage of services, and that is independent and transparent to specific cloud providers."
"Low capital and operating costs make Cloud Computing very attractive. However, security and interoperability are key concerns. At Vordel we saw that a way to leverage Cloud Computing services in a controlled, secure manner was required. The array of Cloud connectors in the Vordel Gateway Cloud Edition offer organizations a pragmatic way to link to Cloud Platforms, without coding, and with governance in place." said Mark O'Neill, CTO at Vordel.
Vordel's Gateway appeals to CIOs under pressure to leverage the cost savings of the cloud utility computing model by enabling them to link to multiple Cloud Computing vendors without requiring coding or custom integration work. This is achieved while maintaining full visibility and control of cloud usage. It also appeals to those developers and architects who need a fast and efficient way to integrate Cloud-based services with their local applications. (continued...)