CloudSwitch Lets Developers Provision Apps in the Cloud with Point-and-Click SimplicityTo capitalize on enterprises' appetite for greater cloud flexibility, vendor CloudSwtich created CloudSwitch Enterprise 2.0, a downloadable appliance that installs easily into VMware and Xen environments.
December 16, 2010
by Herman Mehling
Until recently, many corporations considered the cloud simply as a way to accommodate their virtualized servers—a way to reduce bandwidth constraints within their data centers, while moving some compute resources closer to customers.
Now, fast forward to phase two of the cloud, which is well underway. Companies are creating customer-facing apps for use in the cloud, and scaling resources up and down to meet changing demand for apps and servers - such as dramatic surges in customer traffic, and short-term projects that require considerable computing power.
New uses of the cloud are forcing companies to build or buy the right tools for the job.
To capitalize on enterprises’ appetite for greater cloud flexibility, while answering their needs for security, vendor CloudSwtich created CloudSwitch Enterprise 2.0, a downloadable appliance-cum-firewall that installs easily into VMware and Xen environments.
Built on CloudSwitch’s patent-pending Cloud Isolation Technology, the CloudSwitch appliance bridges the enterprise data center with cloud computing services, extending enterprise security and control into the cloud.
“Companies are expanding beyond their initial development and test scenarios into larger, more customer-facing applications—which is why we needed to develop a more robust and flexible solution,” said John McEleney, CEO of CloudSwitch.