May 29, 2012
Webinar - Service Providers Can Offer Cloud Agility, Efficiency and Compliance with European Privacy and Regulations
By Laura Stotler, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Cloud technologies provide an excellent and relatively simple opportunity for service providers and VARs to gain business agility and efficiency. And yet, European cloud privacy and regulations can present a deterrent to these potential gains. For service providers to truly embrace the European cloud opportunity, they must be agile enough to embrace the cloud computing model as well as compliant with strict privacy rules and regulations.
The good news is that it is indeed possible to embrace the cloud and comply with standards and regulations. In fact, the cloud itself provides a solution to this conundrum by using a hybrid cloud model. This type of network setup offers flexible, but effective controls over data and access, giving service providers a means to deliver a variety of services to their European customers, while still complying with tough regulatory measures.
One of the key components to making this type of model work is being able to provide security based on "know" instead of "no." By knowing exactly who is accessing data and where they are accessing it from, service providers may offer the types of services customers are demanding, while still restricting and controlling security access as required.
CA (News - Alert) Technologies is one company that offers IT management software and solutions that work in a number of environments, including mainframe and distributed as well as a variety of cloud setups. The company's solutions are tailored toward specific access and security requirements, making them a valuable partner for service providers and VARs looking to provide cloud services that comply with numerous privacy regulations.
Luke Forsyth, vice president of security services for CA's EMEA group, along with Charles Weaver (News - Alert), CEO and co-founder of the MSPAlliance, will present a free webinar on "European Cloud Privacy and Regulations." The event will be held on May 30 at 9 a.m. ET/2 p.m. UK, 3 p.m CET. The webinar will discuss how customers of CA Technologies (News - Alert) are addressing the issues of being secure as well as compliant and agile at the same time. In addition to MSPs and VARs, the webinar is ideal for system integrators, cloud providers, data centers, telephony providers, telecommunication providers, CSOs and CISOs.
Edited by Brooke Neuman