SOURCE: CloudSwitch, Inc.

CloudSwitch, Inc.

June 23, 2010 09:00 ET

CloudSwitch Enterprise Ready for Business

Breakthrough Software Appliance Now Generally Available After Successful Beta Program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -  Structure 2010 -- CloudSwitch, Inc. today announced that it has launched the commercial version of its CloudSwitch Enterprise software. Enterprises can now move existing, multi-tiered applications to the right cloud with point-and-click simplicity and no modifications. CloudSwitch's innovative software bridges the enterprise data center with cloud computing services, extending enterprise security and control into the cloud. With CloudSwitch, applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and are managed as if they were running locally.

CloudSwitch Enterprise is a downloadable software appliance that installs easily into VMware and Xen environments. Customers can move Windows and Linux virtual machines to the Amazon EC2 and Terremark clouds, and run their applications in the cloud using existing management and monitoring tools. Enterprises who want to make the cloud a secure and seamless extension of their data centers can do this starting today with CloudSwitch.

"Enterprise customers have told us clearly that they want the cloud's benefits of increased agility at lower cost -- but without the engineering efforts, security concerns and potential lock-in currently required," said John McEleney, CEO at CloudSwitch. "CloudSwitch delivers the cloud as an integrated, secure addition to their existing IT infrastructure, making cloud adoption simple yet incredibly powerful."

"Public cloud computing entices enterprise clients with an opportunity to potentially reduce costs as well as respond more quickly to the needs of their business, but it comes with some challenges as well," said Cameron Haight, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc. "Lock-in, security and lack of management visibility represent three of the largest issues IT organizations have with the public cloud. Enterprises looking to move to the cloud should be on the lookout for products that can act to alleviate these issues in both a cost effective and easy to use manner." 

Successful Beta Program
CloudSwitch has been working closely with beta customers and partners since late 2009, deploying and testing the product with many mid-tier and large enterprises. In March 2010, CloudSwitch launched the public beta for its free CloudSwitch Explorer as well as the free trial version of CloudSwitch Enterprise. Hundreds of enterprises from all over the world, across a wide range of industries and sizes of organizations participated in the beta program, providing invaluable input on product features and roadmap. Beta customers included F500 companies in the pharmaceutical, financial services and ISV markets. As a result of this successful beta program, CloudSwitch is now ready to make both versions of its software generally available.

Both the Explorer and Enterprise versions are built on CloudSwitch's patent-pending Cloud Isolation Technology™ that secures all data and communications end-to-end and automatically maps applications into the target cloud. Once the CloudSwitch software appliance has been deployed in a virtualized environment, the customer can select Windows and Linux applications and run them in the cloud easily and securely, with no engineering efforts. CloudSwitch eliminates the changes to applications, networking and management tools that were previously required to use the cloud, and protects customers from cloud lock-in.

Multi-Cloud Support & Enterprise Controls
CloudSwitch Enterprise is designed for full enterprise security, scaling and control. Enterprise users can move applications between the data center and cloud environments seamlessly and securely. Key features include:

  • Support for Amazon EC2 and Terremark's VMware-based clouds (enabled through the vCloud API)
  • Full encryption of data and communications through AES-256
  • Role-based access controls for setting user/group permissions and controls
  • Support for Windows and Linux-based applications
  • Industry-first CloudFit™ for best fit of virtual instances into cloud resources
  • Layer-2 bridge between data center and cloud environments
  • API for programmatic control and integration into virtualized environments

Pricing and Availability
A free 15-day trial of CloudSwitch Enterprise is available now at www.cloudswitch.com for customer evaluations. Pricing begins at $25,000 for an annual license including basic support and up to 20 virtual machines under management in the cloud. Cloud usage fees are paid separately to the cloud provider. Additional pricing for scaling cloud deployments is available. For developers and IT professionals who want to explore the cloud and test initial applications, CloudSwitch offers a free Explorer version of its software. To learn more about both the Explorer and Enterprise versions, please call (866) 578-6127 or contact us at info@cloudswitch.com.

About CloudSwitch
CloudSwitch delivers the enterprise gateway to the cloud. CloudSwitch's innovative software appliance enables enterprises to run their existing applications in the right cloud computing environment -- securely, simply and without changes. With CloudSwitch, applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and can be moved easily between different cloud environments and back into the data center based on the requirements of the business. Backed by Matrix Partners, Atlas Ventures and Commonwealth Capital Ventures, CloudSwitch is based in Burlington, MA and is led by seasoned entrepreneurs from BMC, EMC, Netezza, RSA, SolidWorks and Sun Microsystems. For more information about CloudSwitch, please visit us at www.cloudswitch.com and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/cloudswitchcom.

CloudSwitch, Cloud Isolation Technology and CloudFit are trademarks of CloudSwitch, Inc. All rights reserved.

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