VMware releases Compliance for Business-Critical Applications in the Cloud

On October 4th, VMware announced the availability of VMware Compliance Reference Architectures, a group of appliances including application guides and design architectures which are supposed to simplify compliance for business-critical applications in the cloud and are designed to assist customers to develop virtualized infrastructure meeting compliance standards.

The VMware Compliance Reference Architecture for PCI also contains the VMware Solution Guide for PCI and the VMware Architecture Design Guide for PCI, two documents that should explain how to use VMware vCloud Suite and VMware View to develop a cloud infrastructures complying with PCI requirements.

Ramin Sayar, vice president and general manager, Virtualization and Cloud Management, VMware, comments:

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 new VMware Compliance Reference Architectures will help our customers accelerate the move of compliance-sensitive workloads to the cloud while enabling our partners to develop integrated solutions that will help customers meet compliance standards more quickly.