Vblock Systems integrate Cisco networking and server, EMC storage and VMware cloud infrastructure technologies into a single converged infrastructure system.
With this partnership, the fully virtualized QualysGuard software stack comes pre-installed, pre-configured and pre-qualified on the VCE Vblock System as a fully integrated turnkey solution, making it more scalable, cost effective and much faster to deploy within customers’ datacenters.
“VCE Vblock Systems have led the industry transition to converged infrastructure, delivering unprecedented customer value by speeding deployments, increasing business agility and lowering TCO," said Praveen Akkiraju, CEO of VCE. “We are very excited to provide an innovative foundation based on best-of-breed technologies to help Qualys bring their powerful cloud security and compliance platform to new markets.”
“The virtualized QualysGuard Private Cloud Platform allows us to extend our security and compliance solutions to IT environments that require a private cloud instance on premise, offering the full benefits of our cloud solutions without the complexity and cost associated with deploying traditional enterprise software,” said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO of Qualys.
“With this new VCE partnership, we can now drop ship our private platform to customers and partners worldwide much faster so they can leverage its power and scalability to secure their IT infrastructures or those of their customers,” he added.
The companion QualysGuard Virtual Scanner Appliance, which extends the reach of the QualysGuard platform through dispersed deployments across private and public cloud environments, has further been certified on VCE Vblock Systems as “VCE Vblock Ready.”