VSS Labs will be showcasing its latest offerings at the New Innovator Pavilion at Booth 2035 at VMworld USA 2013. The two offerings include it’s globally successful and VMware exclusive Cloud Migration Portal and it’s new SSL Certificate lifecycle management product vCert Manager. Lets have a look at what these two products are all about to give you a glimpse of what you might find out at their booth at VMworld USA.
Cloud Migration Portal Takes The Manual Out of Migrating To The Cloud
Automated migration of workloads from physical to virtual, virtual to virtual and now a new prototype that shows the automated migration from Amazon’s AWS to VMware’s vCHS. VSS Labs will be showing an early prototype of a solution to fully automate migration of workloads from Amazon’s AWS (Amazon Web Services) to VMware’s new vCHS offering – VMware vCloud Hybrid Services. This prototype is expected to be fully integrated into the VSS Labs Cloud Migration Portal (CMP) by Q4, 2013. CMP is a fully automated solution that manages and automates large scale any to VMware vSphere environment migration projects. It has deep integration with the VMware stack and cuts down migration times by a factor of 5x or more. VMware has exclusively licensed CMP from VSS Labs for use at no charge by its partners, clients and internal professional services organizations and has used this with great success in a number of migration projects now. This latest addition will no doubt create huge value for the burgeoning interest in vCHS.
VSS Labs have just announced the GA release of vCert Manager, their fully automated lifecycle management solution for managing SSL certificates in a VMware environment. This is the culmination of almost a full years development, testing and feedback in a collaborative way with many of the worlds largest organisations and the VMware community.
Security and compliance requirements now force VMware’s large customers including the largest banks to implement trusted SSL Certificates and they can’t use the default self-signed certs that ship with off the shelf products any longer. Moreover, all US government organizations will be required to have certificates of greater than 2048 bit strength by the end of 2013. vCert Manager provides an automated solution to these issues and can scale from handling small environments to those containing dozens of vCenters and thousands of hosts.
The GA release of vCert Manager follows an extensive beta program that VSS Labs ran with a number of large enterprises and incorporates several features and enhancements that resulted from feedback from this program. vCert Manager 1.0 includes the ability to update and manage SSL certificates for vCenter Server (including multi-located SSO and other vCenter components), ESX/ESXi host certificate, with the ability to automatically change revoked certificates, do bulk certificate import, export of certificate signing requests, early warning and replacement of expired certificates and a number of other features. Derek Seaman covered the vCert Manager capabilities well in his article VMware SSL Pain? vCert Manager to the Rescue.
One of the best things about vCert Manager is that VSS Labs will be providing a FREE limited edition for home lab use. If you want to use vCert Manager in a home lab you’ll be able to get a license to use it on up to 1 vCenter and 5 hosts. If you’re a VMware vExpert there is a special edition license for you that will allow you to use vCert Manaer on up to 2 vCenters and 10 hosts. This is a great way for VSS Labs to show its support for the VMware Community that was so instrumental in the development of the vCert Manager solution.
Where can I get it!?
To learn more about both these offerings or to request for an evaluation version, go to www.vsslabs.com, or contact Luisa Juaton deGuzman using the form at the bottom of this post.
To make large scale cloud migration and secure management of the environments afterward possible you need great automation tools. VSS Labs and VMware bring you such levels of automation. It’s great to see the two companies working together in partnership to deliver such great value to customers. If you are going to VMworld USA I would strongly encourage you to check out the new Innovator Pavilion at Booth 2035 and stop by the VSS Labs area to get a full demo of both of these products. Remember if you want to request an evaluation or find out more about the products above from VSS Labs you can use the contact form below. Don’t forget to check out Derek Seaman article on vCert Manager – VMware SSL Pain? vCert Manager to the Rescue.
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