Vordel's Cloud Service Broker enables businesses to aggregate services between public and private clouds, and those of partners. Vordel officials say the product reduces businesses' concerns around trust and reliability when using cloud services by bringing together services from the multiple domains and enabling companies to monitor and manage them.
Vordel is looking to make it easier for businesses to adopt cloud computing.
Vordel, known for its governance products, is rolling out its Cloud Service
Broker, a tool designed to manage multi-domain services across enterprises,
their partners and cloud service providers.
The company unveiled the product Nov. 5 at its VordelWorld user conference
"Cloud [computing] is happening, it's real," Vordel CEO
Vic Morris said in an interview. "It's a megatrend. Customers are asking us
The problem comes when customers want to use the cloud services in
conjunction with their own internal SOA (service-oriented architecture) and
those of their partners, Morris said. Aggregating the services across multiple
domains-such as public clouds, like Google and Amazon, as well as private and
community clouds-and applying policies to them raise issues of trustworthiness
and reliability as businesses access services outside of their control.
That's where Vordel's Cloud Service Broker comes in, he said. The tool-which
can be bought in an appliance, as software or as a virtualized service in the
cloud-essentially is an "on-ramp to the cloud," Morris said.
The product, which will be available in the first quarter 2010, registers
services from all domains into a single repository, enabling businesses to more
easily monitor and manage them, and apply policies to them.
The Vordel Service Broker not only offers the Multi-Domain Registry
Repository, but also analytics capabilities that gives businesses an audit
trail on the cloud services they use. In addition, the product includes content
analysis capabilities to guard against data loss, caching to reduce cloud costs
by servicing some requests itself, traffic throttling, event alerts and SLA
Developers also will be able to use the Cloud Service Broker to link local
applications with cloud-hosted apps.