Vordel Announces 'Cloud Service Broker'
Vordel, a provider of governance products for Cloud Computing and Service
Oriented Architecture (SOA), announced at VordelWorld, its annual user
conference in Dublin, Ireland, the release of the Vordel Cloud Service Broker.
ebizQ received the following:
The Vordel Cloud Service Broker aggregates and manages multi-domain services.
This creates a trusted environment for enterprises to leverage the benefits of
Organizations who wish to use Cloud services in conjunction with their own SOA
and those of their partners face major issues related to reliability and
trustworthiness. One significant challenge is aggregating services from multiple
domains including Public, Private and Community Clouds - into coherent composite
services and applying policies to them.
The Vordel Cloud Service Broker solves this multi-domain problem by registering services from all three domains into a single repository - the multi-domain registry repository - enabling monitoring, management and policy enforcement. Additionally, the Vordel Cloud Service Broker offers value-added services such as caching, acceleration, and transformation saving enterprises time and money while creating a trusted and reliable environment.
Vordel CEO, Vic Morris, speaking about the company's Cloud Service Broker news
said "Trust is a major barrier to Cloud adoption particularly among enterprises.
It's clear that many organizations see the value of incorporating Cloud Services
into their IT infrastructure, but they also have concerns about the reliability
and performance of these services outside their domain of control. The Vordel
Cloud Service Broker addresses these issues by providing a trustworthy and
reliable onramp to Cloud services allowing businesses to monitor and manage them
in the same fashion as their own internal services. This means that composite
applications can be built in a completely seamless fashion offering users full
visibility, trust and control".
Key valued added services provided by the Vordel Cloud Service Broker include:
Multi-Domain Registry Repository
The Multi-Domain Registry (MDRR) aggregates together services across domains.
These domains include not only Cloud providers such as Amazon and Google, but
also local on-premises services, and business partner services. In this way, all
of the services on which a business depends are managed in one place. This
becomes a single point at which compliance to Service Level Agreements,
compliance to privacy and security mandates, and usage statistics can be viewed.
Analytics for visibility
Organisations require a record of how they are using Cloud Computing, not least
because they will be billed for this usage. The Vordel Cloud Service Broker
provides an independent audit trail of Cloud service usage. Analytics of Cloud
Computing usage includes not only raw usage information, but also information
about service quality, patterns of usage over time, and identity of users. In
this way, an organization can understand how they use Cloud Computing.
All content sent to Cloud services must be analysed for leaked data, in order to
enable Data Loss Prevention. In addition, content-level threats must be detected
and blocked. This includes application-level attacks at the API and payload
Caching protects the enterprise from latency associated with connecting to the
Cloud service. Cloud Service Broker`s cache saves the organization money by
allowing some requests to be serviced by the broker itself, removing the need
for a (billed) connection up to the Cloud provider.
Vordel Cloud Service Broker allows developers to link together local
applications with Cloud-hosted applications. The local applications may be
accessed via Web Services interfaces, via database calls, via message schemes
such as MQ or JMS or simply via the file system.
Content sent to the Cloud service may need to be transformed, for example in
order to mediate between different versions of applications. In addition, many
Cloud services use REST API interfaces whereas internal services may use SOAP,
JMS or older technologies such as COBOL. Vordel`s technology includes an
accelerated transformation engine which allows data to be transformed at speed.
Vordel Cloud Service Broker complements the Cloud Service providers by offering
a comprehensive Service Level Agreement monitoring to monitor the response time
of the Cloud service, and the entire transaction throughput time.
Throttling is the "surge protector" of Cloud Computing. If an application makes
a high number of calls to a Cloud service then a Cloud Service Broker can
deflect a portion of the calls to back-up service, newly provisioned for this
Events such as Cloud outages must be alerted, so that remedial measures can be
put into place.
Extensibility3rd Party Valued Added Services
Organizations may wish to add their own value-added services from 3rd party
sources, or indeed add their own pluggable modules.
Vordel Cloud Service Broker will be available in Q1 2010.