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Datadog Enhances Monitoring for Serverless Applications in AWS

Datadog announced comprehensive end-to-end monitoring for AWS Lambda functions. This capability is made possible by the release of a new integration with AWS X-Ray, which traces serverless calls while they run on AWS-operated infrastructure. Traces from AWS X-Ray, as well as metrics and logs data from Lambda functions, are available in a new serverless-centric user interface called Datadog Cloud Functions. Both of these new features are available for public beta.

While serverless functions can simplify development and scaling in certain areas of an application, they have also introduced significant complexity in performance monitoring. AWS Lambda runs on AWS-operated infrastructure where traditional instrumentation methods cannot be deployed. Without insight into this infrastructure, DevOps teams face blind spots where performance issues can occur for applications that rely on AWS Lambda.

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Altaro launches new multi-tenant offering complete with storage infrastructure: Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs

Thanks to the new Altaro Office 365 Backup for MSPs, being launched today, Managed Service Providers (MSPs) can now provide their customers with backup and recovery services for Office 365 Exchange mailboxes, by automatically backing them up to Altaro's Microsoft Azure infrastructure. With this latest offering, Altaro extends its B2B data protection solutions beyond virtual machine (VM) backup for which it is already widely known and praised, counting more than 8,000 partners and MSPs worldwide.

It is essential for businesses to back up user Office 365 mailboxes so as not to lose critical data in the case of accidents such as unintentional mailbox deletion, or attacks such as malicious user actions or malware.

As Microsoft does not back up Office 365 subscriber data, Altaro's new offering enables MSPs to provide their customers with robust, reliable mailbox backup and recovery services.

Caveonix Announces RiskForesight for VMware Cloud on AWS

Caveonix, the company providing proactive defense against risks in hybrid cloud environments, today announced that RiskForesight is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware's enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. Caveonix's RiskForesight product delivers proactive risk management to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

RiskForesight is a multi-tenant cyber risk and compliance management platform for the hybrid cloud, enabling service providers to offer full workload protection to their customers. RiskForesight's patented engine, CaveoIQ, leverages predictive analytics and machine learning to build IT, cyber and compliance risk mitigation models across the full cyber control plane to ensure security, network, compliance and policy enforcement of all cloud-based workloads.

Druva Cloud Platform Brings Advanced Disaster Recovery and Governance Capabilities to AWS Workloads

Druva, Inc. today announced significant updates to Druva CloudRanger, Druva's data protection solution for AWS workloads, including the industry's first advanced automated disaster recovery, legal-hold, and file level search. Part of Druva Cloud Platform, these enhancements enable businesses utilizing AWS cloud environments to protect against unplanned events, better manage the lifecycle of their data and respond rapidly to compliance and legal data inquiries.

As enterprises continue to migrate application workloads to the cloud, ensuring disaster recovery and managing underlying data governance has become a critical need. Traditional on-premises systems have become too costly and complex, and fall short in addressing cloud architectures. Emerging cloud-based systems, however, are not immune to system corruption, user errors, outages or malicious attacks and can be difficult to manage for compliance or legal needs given the distributed nature. With Druva CloudRanger, enterprises are now able to ensure business continuity, minimize production environment impact and meet increasing compliance regulations across their AWS workloads through a single solution.

"The needs of today's businesses, increasingly taking place in the cloud, have surpassed the capabilities of yesterday's on-premises systems," said David Gildea, vice president of product and general manager, Druva CloudRanger. "With growing data footprints, Druva CloudRanger automated disaster recovery, governance, and deep level searches bring AWS users powerful control and manageability in a scalable, reliable SaaS solution. These enhancements will ensure enterprises achieve both business continuity and reduce the risks of their data in the cloud."

 

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Announcing Fugue Risk Manager to Help Identify Cloud Compliance Violations and Protect Against Data Breaches

Fugue announced the release of Fugue Risk Manager. A new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, Fugue Risk Manager is designed to make it easier for enterprises to identify compliance issues in their cloud environments and prevent them from reoccurring.

Fugue Risk Manager inspects cloud infrastructure environments and identifies resource configuration issues for common compliance regimes, including AWS CIS Benchmarks, NIST 800-53 Rev. 4, GDPR, HIPAA, and custom controls specified by the customer. Once violations are corrected and a known-good baseline is established, Fugue Risk Manager can automatically identify configuration drift and revert it back to the established baseline as soon as it occurs.

"Enterprises that adopt the cloud are quickly confronted with the challenge of guarding against infrastructure misconfiguration that leads to critical data breaches and costly compliance fines," said Phillip Merrick, CEO of Fugue. "We developed Fugue Risk Manager to simplify the task of finding these problems and ensuring they never happen again, and to do so efficiently to support the speed and agility today's business demands."

Threat Stack and Red Canary Announce Partnership to Drive Incident Response and Remediation in the Cloud

Threat Stack and Red Canary announced a partnership designed to offer response and remediation in the cloud. Together, Red Canary and Threat Stack will be able to reduce the mean time to remediation for security alerts identified by the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and Threat Stack Cloud SecOps Program.

Threat Stack's industry-leading full stack security observability across cloud infrastructure - from control plane, host, container, orchestration, and application layer - in combination with Red Canary, enables customers to streamline response efforts by outsourcing alert investigation and enabling customers to focus only on incidents that require active remediation. As an example, Ping Identity, the leader in identity defined security, have been looking for the next-generation cloud data breach detection and remediation capabilities offered by this partnership.

Windows User Profile Disks are Good but…

With the widespread adoption of Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox Enterprise, etc., Windows user profiles are now more bloated than ever before. In virtual workspace environments this can be a big challenge because if your users don't have very fast access to their large user profile, user experience suffers greatly. Some type of profile containers/disks are now available from most desktop virtualization vendors. Profile disks, offloading the user's profile to a virtual disk hosted on an SMB or in the cloud, is the very baseline type of profile that you must have to have a profile persist in virtual non-persistent desktop environments.

You likely already have a profile disk feature/capability included in your virtual desktop platform of choice. How easy or difficult it is to create and manage those profile disks varies greatly from vendor to vendor.

HyperGrid Enables Enterprises and Service Providers to Cloud Smarter With HyperCloud 6.0

HyperGrid, the market leader in Hybrid Cloud Management, is enabling enterprises and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to Cloud Smarter with HyperCloud 6.0, the next generation of the industry's first intelligent Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM) platform. HyperCloud 6.0 helps enterprises and MSPs through their cloud journey with the addition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Lambda and Microsoft Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program support, enhanced automation and turnkey compliance analysis and remediation, among other new features. With these updates, HyperCloud 6.0 allows organizations of all sizes to execute robust cloud migration projects; continuously optimize cloud consumption; automate security and compliance; and scale cloud operations to support business needs.

"Industry analysts have predicted that overall cloud adoption rates will increase from 58 percent two years ago to 85 percent in 2019. However, many businesses discover early-on that effective cloud adoption requires far more cloud planning, management and optimization expertise than they anticipated," said Nariman Teymourian, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at HyperGrid. "HyperGrid has seen strong demand for our HyperCloud platform from enterprises and MSPs alike as public cloud adoption continues to accelerate because we help them Cloud Smarter, reducing the pain and increasing the ROI of their digital transformation."

HyperCloud combines the power of machine learning and analytics for vastly superior cloud management capabilities. HyperCloud is different than other solutions on the market because the platform takes a proactive approach to cloud planning, cost management, governance, security and compliance for complete transparency into cloud operations without the guesswork. The platform eliminates the manual, complex and error-prone processes that can impede or derail cloud adoption and operational scaling with simple setup and workflows that require just a few clicks to get actionable insights.