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IDERA Free Tools Now Available on AWS Marketplace

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IDERA, a leading provider of database lifecycle management solutions (DLM), today announced four free tools available on AWS Marketplace, providing customers a range of options for third-party management solutions for Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle Database across Amazon Web Services (AWS). 

“We build our portfolio of free tools to solve critical issues for users, and their success is clear with hundreds of thousands of downloads worldwide,” said Heidi Farris, chief marketing officer at IDERA. “Making them available on AWS Marketplace for cloud database customers reinforces IDERA’s commitment to data professionals who must consistently accomplish more for less. We’re looking forward to expanding our free tools in cooperation with AWS.”

Solodev Unveils New Windows Version of its Enterprise Web Experience Platform Available for the AWS Cloud

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Solodev, creator of the world's first on-demand enterprise web experience platform created by developers for developers, today announces new versions of its flagship solution optimized for Windows 2012 and 2016. Solodev for Windows is available for purchase for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud directly through AWS Marketplace. Solodev adds the Windows products to its existing offerings that support SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, which the company announced earlier this month.

"We built Solodev with the goal of putting an end to the constant compromises businesses have to make when it comes to their websites -- including using their desired operating system," said Shawn Moore, founder and Chief Technology Officer of Solodev. "Having recently been one of the first vendors to support SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace, we knew this was the perfect opportunity to create a Windows version of our software. It is furthering our mission of providing customers with exactly what they want from their enterprise web content management software."

Cloud Elements is the First Serverless API Distribution Platform that can Publish API Connectors as AWS Lambda Functions

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Cloud Elements, the leader in API Integration management, today announced at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference they are the first API Integration and Management Platform vendor to offer a revolutionary approach to publish and distribute API-based connectors as Lambda Functions, supporting a serverless architecture. Cloud Elements' extensive catalog of 115+ connectors can now be consumed from within the Amazon API Gateway or used as AWS Lambda functions. This enhancement is in support of a general movement of the industry and especially the AWS community towards a serverless architecture, a key theme being explored at AWS re:Invent this week.

"Cloud Elements addresses a key challenge by accelerating the publishing of SaaS application APIs as AWS Lambda functions," said Tim Wagner, general manager of AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway. "Developers using AWS are looking for ways to combine APIs from a variety of SaaS and software applications into their applications, to support their serverless architecture and scale their code without incurring additional costs to run. With today's release of Element Builder, Cloud Elements offers a simple and useful solution to automate the publishing of API Integrations as Lambda functions."

Microsoft Not Giving Up Against Amazon - The War Rages On

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Goldman Sachs recently upgraded Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) to buy from neutral, and raised price target to $68 from $60. Goldman Sachs believes that Microsoft's gross profit will grow at an accelerating pace and gross profit margin will improve due to Azure's cloud opportunities.

Since profitability is a matter of managerial accounting and difficult to predict, I'm not sure about profitability. However, I believe Microsoft's revenue will rise significantly going forward since the company is offering customers the world's most sophisticated, advanced and diversified container support via its recent launch of Windows Server 2016. Containers also will help Microsoft win the war against Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) AWS despite the latter's recent deal with VMware (NYSE:VMW).

AWS Announces Leading Ocean Shipping Carrier Matson Goes All-In on the AWS Cloud

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is all-in on the AWS Cloud. Matson, whose shipping network reaches Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, China, and areas of the South Pacific, has closed all four of its on-premises data centers in its migration to AWS. Moving its applications from its on-premises data centers to the AWS Cloud has helped Matson achieve faster performance, increased reliability and security, and IT infrastructure cost savings.

The shipping industry requires advanced IT capabilities to enable precise tracking of assets and customer shipments as they move around the world. Matson’s vessels, shipping terminals, container equipment, and truck shipments all require highly reliable technology to ensure that its transportation network operates at world-class levels. In addition, Matson’s customers count on cloud-based applications to provide real-time visibility and analytics in managing their own supply chains. All of these mission-critical applications run on the AWS Cloud today, including Matson’s custom-built order-to-cash booking and billing systems, terminal operations, global equipment management, U.S.-wide logistics applications, and customer-facing website.

Vistara to Demonstrate Modern IT Operations Management Platform at AWS re:Invent 2016

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Vistara will showcase its IT operations management platform at AWS re:Invent 2016. The SaaS-based system enables enterprise IT operations teams to scale, optimize and take full advantage of modern cloud services. Thousands of customers with hybrid cloud infrastructures already use Vistara to obtain the flexibility of public clouds, without sacrificing operational integrity. Vistara will be in booth #112.

"Enterprises are increasingly leveraging cloud platforms like AWS for greater elasticity and scalability," says Varma Kunaparaju, Chief Technology Officer at Vistara. "IT teams want contextual visibility, policy-driven automation and dynamic service management across on-premises, private and public cloud environments. Vistara has been specifically designed to meet this operational and business need. As a leading IT operations management platform, it's our mission to rapidly support critical AWS services.

Viptela Extends Enterprise WANs to the Cloud

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Viptela, Inc., the Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) company, today announced a solution on Amazon Web Services (AWS) that allows enterprises to seamlessly add AWS resources to their Wide Area Network (WAN). This relationship extends all the SD-WAN capabilities offered by the Viptela platform to AWS so resources can be managed and provide the same user experience as if they were hosted in a company’s own data centers.

Viptela will demonstrate its SD-WAN platform integration with Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) at the AWS re:Invent 2016 Booth 131 from November 28 to December 2. During the same conference theCUBE will be interviewing Viptela Vice President of Product Management Ramesh Prabagaran and Keith Schafer, Network Architect for US Foods, a Viptela customer.

Alfresco Announces Managed Solution and Simplified Deployment Options for Amazon Web Services

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Alfresco Software, a leading open-source provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, today announced early access availability of its Alfresco platform as a single-tenant managed service hosted in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). Additionally, Alfresco is simplifying cloud deployment for customers managing their own AWS infrastructure with the introduction of a new DevOps toolkit. These offerings can significantly accelerate time to value, by up to two-thirds, while giving Alfresco customers the choice, flexibility and security they expect from Alfresco and Amazon Web Services.

The Alfresco managed offering advances the flow of digital business by providing a robust content-centric platform allowing users to collaborate on business-critical content, all with the network isolation and security of a dedicated AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), and without the dedicated internal resources for ongoing Alfresco and AWS management. The Alfresco platform on AWS makes high-throughput processes such as processing millions of invoices and managing highly confidential contracts more efficient in the cloud.

New Relic Continues to Advance Cloud Adoption With New Offering on AWS Marketplace

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Digital intelligence leader New Relic, Inc. announced today that its New Relic Infrastructure offering is now available on AWS Marketplace. Starting today, Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers will be able to purchase New Relic Infrastructure directly through AWS Marketplace, making it even easier for operations teams to adopt and monitor the cloud. With more than 100,000 active AWS customers using software from AWS Marketplace, these customers can obtain consolidated billing for all of their AWS services, software and now SaaS subscriptions such as New Relic.

According to a September 2016 report by Forrester, cloud platform revenues are projected to reach $64 billion by 2020, which is 45 percent higher than projected two years ago, as companies of all sizes continue to rapidly adopt and migrate to the cloud. As more of these workloads are in the cloud, businesses need greater visibility into their dynamic infrastructures. New Relic Infrastructure is a new monitoring product designed to provide deep, real-time visibility into a company’s dynamic cloud and hybrid infrastructure, enabling modern operations teams to move faster, scale and deploy with confidence.

Dome9 Brings Pay-As-You-Scale Economics to Cloud Security for Its Customers on AWS Marketplace

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­Dome9 Security, a leader in cloud infrastructure security, today announced support for SaaS Subscriptions on AWS Marketplace. Customers that sign up for the Dome9 Arc SaaS service on AWS Marketplace will now pay for the service through their integrated AWS bill. With the Dome9 Flex for AWS billing model, customers reap the rewards of truly fractional consumption by paying for enterprise-class cloud infrastructure security and compliance only when instances and services are running in their AWS environment. 

"The Dome9 Flex for AWS offering from Dome9 will allow AWS Marketplace customers to buy and deploy the Dome9 Arc SaaS platform for end-to-end security and enjoy the benefits of integrated AWS billing," said Barry Russell, GM, global business development, AWS Marketplace and Catalog Services, AWS, Inc. "With businesses ramping up their use of the cloud for mission-critical workloads, security and compliance of cloud environments is a top priority. Dome9 Arc complements the powerful native capabilities of AWS with simplified security management."