VMware releases new compliance app for the cloud

VMware Inc. has introduced a new Compliance Reference Architecture for solution providers that would ensure business-critical applications are PCI-compliant in the cloud.

The VMware Compliance Reference Architectures is a set of resources and solution guides designed for compliance of business-critical applications in the cloud. They allow business-critical workloads in the cloud to meet a variety of compliance standards. The VMware Compliance Reference Architecture for PCI is the first in this series of reference architectures, and is designed to help customers ensure their virtualized business-critical applications are PCI-compliant.

Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware, said more and more of our customers are progressing toward advanced stages of the virtualization journey, and addressing the compliance requirements associated with virtualizing business-critical applications is becoming a key consideration.

The VMware Compliance Reference Architecture for PCI includes the VMware Solution Guide for PCI and the VMware Architecture Design Guide for PCI. These documents help customers understand how they can leverage the VMware vCloud Suite and VMware View to deploy secure and compliant cloud infrastructures in accordance with PCI requirements. The reference architecture also includes Partner Solution Guides that highlight how solutions from VMware’s security and compliance partners can be leveraged alongside VMware technologies in heterogeneous environments. Eight Partner Solution Guides are available today on the VMware Solution Exchange.

VMware is also enabling audit advisory firms to join the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program and the VMware Consulting and Integration Partner Program (CIPP). This will enable audit partners including Accuvant, Coalfire, Forsythe, IBM, IOActive and K3DES to attain VMware accreditations that enable them to combine their audit expertise with VMware product knowledge to meet customer requirements for guidance on the design and operation of VMware environments. Accredited audit partners can then work with VMware’s technology partner community to deliver auditor-reviewed Partner Solution Guides that complement the reference architectures.

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