SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VMworld 2012 -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced release 2.2 of the Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution. The new release strengthens the solution's automated cloud management capabilities with an exceptional level of protection to help clients address a persistent concern: how to secure critical business information in a cloud environment.
The new release of Unisys Secure Private Cloud integrates a virtualized version of Unisys Stealth Solution for Network cybersecurity software to automate and simplify implementation of security while provisioning virtual resources in the cloud. This capability enables automated creation of an integrated security infrastructure for each virtual machine provisioned through the Secure Private Cloud Solution.
"Clients say they want three things from cloud computing: simplified operations, lower usage costs and uncompromising security," said Rod Sapp, vice president, Data Center Transformation and Outsourcing Products and Technology, Unisys. "With Secure Private Cloud release 2.2, we're providing a solution that delivers those attributes 'out of the box.' Clients can reduce cloud provisioning significantly and realize operational and cost-avoidance savings, with confidence that vital information assets are protected."
In addition to enhanced security, Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution release 2.2 delivers organizations another key benefit of multi-tenancy in the cloud: the capability to increase the number of communities sharing the same cloud, leading to increased efficiency in infrastructure utilization and improved economies of scale.Unisys Secure Private Cloud interoperates with clients' existing cloud and network infrastructure, simplifying operations and helping reduce associated costs. Clients can deploy the Secure Private Cloud Solution as a special-purpose cloud or integrate it into a hybrid enterprise environment where they benefit from leveraging their long-term investments in mission-critical IT resources. In a separate announcement today, Unisys said that it is making the Secure Private Cloud Solution available to channel resellers through the company's recently announced software channel initiative. Enhanced Secure Solution Can Benefit Enterprises and Cloud Service ProvidersThe enhanced security capability of Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution release 2.2 makes applications and data that have been deployed to user-provisioned virtual machines invisible on the network. It also protects those assets from compromise by unauthorized external or internal sources. Groups of related users associated with specific virtual machines – called communities of interest – can share the same cloud, with one group's information protected from unauthorized use by members of another. Individuals with appropriate roles can be members of more than one community and, with appropriate permissions, can view the information used by multiple communities.