Secura’s Technology Roadmap for 2018

By Helen Cooper on 29th January, 2018.

New Technology

It’s that time of year again when, following the Christmas break, organisations enter a phase of planning for the coming 12 months.

As part of Secura’s planning for the year, our focus has been on the new technologies that will affect us and our customers, helping us stay ahead of the curve and continually improve our product offering.

So, what’s on the cards for Secura in 2018 in terms of new technology adoption and implementation? In this blog, our Head of Pre-Sales, Anthony Doncaster, summarises some of the exciting new technologies that he expects will shake things up and make an appearance in Secura’s solutions.

Read on for a brief overview of Secura’s technology roadmap for 2018.

Anthony’s Top Five

1. VMware vCloud Director 9 Deployment

Following the VMware announcement of vCloud Director 9 in late 2017, we will be deploying this release across our Virtual Private Cloud platform as a priority.

vCloud Director 9 has lots of new features, however, one of the major overhauls is the enhanced user interface – a new HTML5 tenant portal which simplifies cloud consumption and management to ensure key workflows are easy and straightforward to complete.

Also, with the release of the vRealize Operations Manager app, which integrates with vCloud Director, Secura customers will be able to choose a higher points plan for their Virtual Private Cloud solution to enable advanced monitoring and reporting directly from the vCD portal.

2. VMware vCloud Extender

An evolution of vCloud Connector, this is a free plugin that will allow clients to manage and warm-migrate workloads from on-premise environments direct to a vCloud Director environment simply and securely.

3. Pivotal Container Services (PKS)

Pivotal Container Service is a Kubernetes deployment framework with built-in high availability, monitoring, automated health checks and more. Integration with VMware vCloud Director will enable deployment of Kubernetes clusters into customers’ OVDC’s. A developer’s dream!

4. VMware vCloud Availability

vCloud Availability enables simple, cost-effective cloud-based disaster recovery services and will be a great value-add for many of our customers with critical web applications.

As well as offering traditional disaster recovery services, this year Secura will also look to offer Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) using vCloud Availability, making it easier and faster to move from on premise to vCloud Director environments, with vCloud to vCloud disaster recovery following on. Watch this spaceā€¦

5. GDPR Compliance

With GDPR just around the corner, the increased focus on security and compliance will continue its momentum throughout the year.

The new regulation will bring new compliance processes into place, with a requirement for new tools to manage these correctly and effectively.

Compliance policy management tools and identity management technologies such as 2-factor authentication solutions will be required across organisations.

Secura has already begun implementing technologies to aid these new processes and will continue to do so in-line with industry best practice.

If you’d like to chat to us about any of the technologies discussed in this blog post, please get in touch – Anthony will be happy to talk about them at length!

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Helen Cooper

SEO Executive

Helen is the SEO Executive at Secura and keeps our website and all things digital in check.

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