vCloud Director Simplifies VPN Administration

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Wednesday, June 27th 2012 — Categories: VMware

Security has always been one of the biggest concerns in both cloud computing and using a distributed workforce. The fear that data could be highjacked from the cloud or from public telecommunications networks has kept many organizations from taking full advantage of cloud based solutions to create remote offices or work-from-home opportunities, important advantages in agile computing and employee retention.

With vCloud Director, you can easily create secure site-to-site VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) between clouds. Using the self-service interface, you can configure your network to provide applications, data, and services to remote locations without worrying about being hacked. Everyone in the organization can maintain access to application catalogs just as though they were in the office, and continue to be productive no matter where they are.

VPNs are particularly important in matters of private, financial, or R&D data. With healthcare becoming more computerized, the need to share patient data between offices and hospitals securely becomes paramount, not just for the patient’s sake but to comply with HIPAA. Banks wanting to offer more online services need to handle sensitive financial data. And any organization engaged in software or other development needs to be able to share between remote offices or distributed workers in order to maintain their competitive edge.

vCloud Director makes all of this much easier when you are using VMware for your cloud-based operations. Cloud computing already takes the strain of maintaining a physical network. Now you can centralize administration of all your applications, policies, security, and virtual networks into an easy-to-use web or programmatic interface. It’s also much easier to apply and enforce policy-based controls, role-based access control, and ensure secure isolation.

For more about using vCloud Director or administering your virtual networks contact us. We're here to help!