Web Host Rackspace Offers Gazzang Under Cloud Tools Program

January 3, 2011 - The Web Host Industry Review By Justin Lee

Cloud management software provider Gazzang announced on Thursday it has joined Rackspace's Cloud Tools Program.

Launched in August 2009, Rackspace's Cloud Tools program is designed to match customers with companies and independent developers building services on The Rackspace Cloud platform that expand the functionality and openness of cloud computing.

Gazzang will provide management solutions that help secure MySQL databases hosted on The Rackspace Cloud, and accelerate enterprise adoption of public, private and hybrid cloud environments.

The company says its ezNcrypt "set and forget" solution helps encrypt MySQL database transactions and data.

The solution's patent-pending transparent data encryption process auto-encrypts MySQL data at rest with dual authentication keys without making changes to existing applications or databases.

ezNcrypt also protects critical data from being accessed by root-level administrators as required by many government and regulatory guidelines.

Other features include unlimited encryption of MySQL databases, tables and files, hosted key storage system, protection against system and local users, compliance with PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA and other industry-specific regulations, and scalable, pay-as-you-go-per-server subscription licensing.

"Securing data in the cloud or in a hosted environment is of critical interest to the market," says Nishan Sivathasan, director of corporate development for Rackspace. "We are excited to have Gazzang join our Cloud Tools Program and make it easy for our customers to take advantage of their offering."