Cloudistics entered into a strategic partnership with Fungible. The Cloudistics development team is working jointly with Fungible on software to drive the next generation of composable infrastructure. A few members of our team have joined Fungible directly, this will ensure synergy and create leadership integrated offerings.

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Safe And Secure — Two More Reasons To Choose Cloudistics

So now we’re finally wrapping up our four part series about the Cloudistics view of alternate approaches to IT. In this series, inspired by VMWorld this week, we’ve explored what VMware™ thinks are the four strategic IT priorities for every organization. These are:

  1. Modernizing data centers
  2. Integrating public clouds
  3. Empowering the Digital Workspace
  4. Transforming Networking and Security

We’ve covered the first three in Parts 1, 2, and 3 of this series, if you missed them. Now it’s time to check out the fourth topic – transforming networking and security.

And it’s a doozy.

We regularly speak to IT directors and VPs and ask them what their priorities are. You’d hope they’d say something like digital transformation, or migrating to the public cloud, or reinventing IT service delivery. But usually goals are more modest. All too often, we’re told that they’re spending 90% of their time and budget on two tasks:

A. Trying to fix security issues
B. Dealing with networking problems.

And this is usually despite having a virtualized infrastructure.


Well, security is an ongoing problem because attacks are an ongoing problem. The old approach of throwing firewalls and other security appliances at the problem isn’t sufficient any longer, in part because that’s a costly approach, both in money and man-hours, and it’s an approach that’s hard to integrate into other parts of the infrastructure, so gaps occur and issues arise.

And networking remains an issue because old networking approaches — third-party switches, load balancers, etc — aren’t flexible or versatile enough to cope with ongoing demands, staff with the right skills are hard to find, and software defined networking, though flexible and versatile, is all too often too complex and costly.

Customers hope for a way to have security capabilities and software defined networking that’s tightly integrated into their on-premise platform, doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and doesn’t add complexity like so many offerings do.

But they don’t have it.

Until now, organizations have been forced to buy complex hardware and software, cobble together solutions, and hope everything works well. If they’re lucky, they can buy integrated security and network virtualization from their existing vendor – but that’s also complicated and expensive. But most lack the budget, so they’re forced to do without robust security and high performance networking.

Cloudistics took a different direction. We decided that some capabilities were non-negotiable and shouldn’t be add-ons. We thought, “If customers really need better security and better networking, why not give to them instead of charging them an arm and a leg, and then expecting them to do the integration?”

And so we did.

Our entire platform is architected with security in mind. And we’re completely upfront about our security capabilities, giving you a comprehensive feature set including but not limited to authentication, authorization, availability, audit, confidentiality, security monitoring, incident response, policy management and regulatory compliance for a platform that’s safe, secure, and successful.

We give you:

  • A secure control plane with encrypted communications.
  • Data at rest encryption that supports key management.
  • Microsegmentation, per application, for zoned defense and granular control.
  • Logical and physical multitenancy, role based access control.
  • Application level security profiles, a rule based approach to allowing or blocking traffic.
  • Two-factor authentication for any and all administrators.
  • Distributed firewalls on all compute nodes, evaluating or authorizing traffic at every network endpoint.
  • Inbound only web-hosted management.
  • Quarterly third-party penetrating testing that evaluates our vulnerability resolution as well as our incident management procedures and performance of the incident management team.

And our patent-pending software defined networking is also a compelling reason to look into what we do. Instead of bolting on new capabilities or buying an expensive solution, you can rely on:

  • Massive networking capacity within the physical platform for high-performance north/south and/or east/west traffic.
  • Comprehensive, native network virtualization.
  • Layer 2, Layer 3, OpenFlow and CrossFlow functionality.
  • Near line-speed performance.
  • Dynamic routing with BGP.
  • Micro-segmentation.
  • Built-in DHCP and NAT.
  • The ability to import existing VLANs to Cloudistics.
  • Support for third-party NFVs.

Does anyone else incorporate full-fledged security and software defined networking into their platform—without additional cost, complexity, or confusion? With Cloudistics, it’s as close to plug and go as it can be.

So here we are. As we’ve spelled out in the series, at Cloudistics, we’re not afraid to disrupt the status quo. We’re giving organizations like yours:

  • All-inclusive private cloud with a premium experience.
  • Hardware automation and everything software defined, including security, networking, and data protection.
  • An integrated Application Marketplace with templates and utilities to accelerate time to value.
  • An administrator experience built for IT generalists, not specialists.

To learn more, explore our user interface, and see the promise of Cloudistics in action, visit us at We promise to help you take our bright idea and make a fresh start.

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Dan Mroz

VP of Worldwide Marketing

Over the past 20 years, Dan has had the opportunity to hold several diverse positions within the IT industry. Prior to joining Cloudistics, he was part of an incubation team at Lenovo, which launched new hyper-converged products. He developed channel and enablement strategies while contributing to marketing and messaging efforts. Prior to Lenovo, Dan held positions in sales and engineering at Dell-EMC. Dan was engineer of the year in 2012 and 2014.

Dan has held IT leadership and instructor positions at the Pennsylvania State University where he led technology strategy, instructional design, and numerous strategic projects.

Dan has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and co-founded a web development, hosting, and consulting company. He has led marketing, recruitment, and IT operations of multiple organizations in the healthcare, technology, and financial segments.

Dan earned two undergraduate degrees from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and his MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

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