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June 30, 2011

Taking Legacy Enterprise Apps to Cloud with Security and Compliance

At the recent Cloud Expo East 2011 in New York City, Ed King, Vordel’s vice president of Product Marketing, sat down with TMC (News - Alert) CEO Rich Tehrani to talk about trends in cloud computing. The marketing executive also presented a quick view of his company, while chatting about Vordel’s new products and future growth plan.

When asked by Tehrani about Vordel, King quickly replied “We are a leading supplier of application gateways. We make sure you have secure application communication across platforms.”

As a provider of fast, safe, connectivity for service-oriented architecture (SOA) and cloud services, Vordel (News - Alert) has been leveraging advances in XML technology to deliver XML Gateway that ensures secure application communications to enhance interoperability in SOA and cloud deployments.

Tehrani was next interested to know about new functions and features of Vordel’s latest Gateway (News - Alert) 6.1. In response, King said that the new features of 6.1 show a clear path of getting to cloud based service. In essence, he added, “It shows a clear path of getting from here to there.”

Key features of Vordel Gateway 6.1 include enterprise level governance, and support for next generation SOA governance. Enterprise level governance includes enhanced service quality analysis, role-based access to policies and service information, and service lifecycle management. While SOA governance support has been enhanced for registry/repository products including Software AG Centrasite, HP Systinet and Oracle (News - Alert) Enterprise Repository and Oracle Service Registry.

Together, these new features mean that Vordel Gateway 6.1 becomes a single command-and-control platform for services, through the lifecycle and across the network and beyond. In short, noted King, it enables a single point of control and monitoring for cloud and SOA services.

Continuing the chat, Tehrani asked King to talk a little bit about practical reality of cloud computing. His reply was that cost was the main focus during this transition. And companies did not really talk about how to improve revenues in cloud. He said that with real-time translation of protocols, Vordel is helping enterprises take legacy enterprise applications to the cloud with security and required audit. In fact, he stated, “We are enabling enterprises to extend applications beyond the network perimeter and support any kind of cloud initiative.”

Going forward, the company is developing technology that will help companies take full control of the cloud environment, asserted King.

To view the full interview, see below.

Ashok Bindra is a veteran writer and editor with more than 25 years of editorial experience covering RF/wireless technologies, semiconductors and power electronics. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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