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New Plugin for Ready! API Integrates with Amazon API Gateway Released by SmartBear

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SmartBear Software, a leader in software quality tools for the connected world, released a new plugin for Ready! API that integrates with Amazon API Gateway. The new plugin allows API consumers and testers to read an API from Amazon API Gateway and quickly generate a test framework based on the API service description. Amazon API Gateway, a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor and secure APIs at any scale, offers all the power of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) stack with an affordable pay-as-you-go model. Ready! API is one of the most popular platforms for ensuring API quality.

“The Amazon API Gateway is the perfect fit for Ready! API, offering powerful capabilities within an affordable framework and an ecosystem of open source tooling like the Swagger Importer,” said John Purcell, Vice President of Products, API Readiness at SmartBear. “We’re excited to extend that power to our customers, allowing them to import an API for testing and virtualization as well as easily deploy new APIs to Amazon API Gateway.”

Ravello Launches Inception: VMware vSphere with ESXi on AWS or Google Cloud

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Ravello Systems today announced the beta launch of Inception: the only way to run nested VMware ESXi on AWS or Google Cloud, and an industry-first in the virtualization and cloud world.

Ravello’s new offering significantly helps the VMware customer base and ecosystem by enabling multi-node VMware ESXi lab environments on demand - for development, testing, training, demos, proofs of concept and evaluations. Rather than wait for hardware or rely on hosting providers for setting up their sandboxes and test environments, VMware users and enterprises can simply install and configure ESXi on top of the most cost-effective, reliable and geographically spread clouds in the world, namely AWS and Google Cloud.


Attunity to Deliver High-Speed Data Loading to Amazon Redshift - AWS's New Data Warehouse in the Cloud

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Attunity Ltd., a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today the imminent release of an optimized data loading solution for Amazon Redshift, AWS's new data warehouse in the cloud. Attunity's offering is being designed to provide a high-speed, scalable and fully-managed solution designed to move data from enterprise databases into Amazon Redshift quickly, easily and affordably. The new Attunity solution is expected to be available for customer preview in March 2013. Amazon Redshift customers can find more information and pre-register here.

Data warehousing has long been a critical enabler for business intelligence and growth, used by many enterprises to enable Big Data analytics. Amazon Redshift brings to market an innovative approach to data warehousing, leveraging cloud computing to enable significant reductions in the total costs of owning and operating a data warehouse. While organizations look to capitalize on these potential gains in agility and cost, they face the challenge of moving large amounts of information from their on-premises data centers into Amazon Redshift in the cloud. Attunity's solution will be designed to simplify this process, leveraging high-performance database replication, ease of use, and high-speed data transfer technologies.


AWS Marketplace Announces Support for Software Running on Microsoft Windows

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Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that the AWS Marketplace now supports Windows-based software and other new software categories including Big Data solutions. AWS Marketplace is an online store that makes it easy for customers to find, compare, and immediately start using the software they need to build products and run their businesses. Customers can now quickly discover and 1-Click deploy software products running on Windows Server to the AWS Cloud, including well-known business intelligence, database, and hosting solutions. As with all products in the AWS Marketplace, customers pay only for what they use and can scale their software up or down as needed. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances running Windows Server, include 2003 R2, 2008, 2008 R2, and 2012 editions, and as with all Amazon EC2 Windows instances, customers have the option of enterprise-class support and updates, while taking advantage of the security, scalability, and pay-as-you-go pricing of AWS. To learn more about the AWS Marketplace, visit


Eight Companies Unleash New Internet Businesses to the World at AWS re: Invent

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Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced the eight companies who participated in the inaugural “LAUNCHED!” Live Stage at re: Invent, the first AWS global user conference. “LAUNCHED!” is a live stage environment where these selected start-up companies launched their businesses or applications publicly for the first time. Alegion, Animoto, Averail, BitYota, CloudMunch, Mortar, PunchTab, and ThisLife launched unique solutions in the areas of media, big data, developer platforms, media sharing and crowdsourcing, demonstrating the innovation that start-ups of all kinds are finding possible with AWS.

“AWS helps companies get started by offering a technology infrastructure with no capital expense and low pay as you go pricing, and providing a technology platform with broad functionality and global scale. This year, at the first AWS re: Invent conference, we have created a dynamic, live stage environment for start-up companies to launch publicly for the first time,” said Ariel Kelman, Head of Worldwide Marketing, AWS. “It was a great experience for us to watch these eight exciting companies show off their new apps on AWS in front of 6,000 members of the AWS community.”


Attunity Announces Commercial Availability of Attunity CloudBeam for Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Attunity Ltd. (NASDAQ: ATTU), a leading provider of information availability software solutions, announced today the official launch and commercial availability of Attunity CloudBeam, a fully-managed data transfer SaaS platform for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3). With its beta successfully completed, the high-performance and secure data transfer solution will be unveiled and demonstrated live at the AWS re: Invent Customer and Partner Conference from November 27-29 in Las Vegas, NV.
Attunity CloudBeam is designed to move data to, from and between cloud environments quickly, reliably and affordably for AWS customers. Commercially-available services include:

Dome9 Unveils New Security Service for AWS Power Users; Launches Predictable New Pricing Plans

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Dome9 Security, the leading provider of cloud server security management for public and private clouds, as well as for dedicated and virtual private servers (VPS), today announced the release of Dome9 SecOps for AWS -- a new service offering designed specifically for Amazon Web Services EC2 and VPC power users. In addition, Dome9 is also releasing new, across-the-board pricing plans to give customers greater pricing predictability for their cloud security.

Dome9 SecOps for AWS is an API-based (agentless) security management platform that gives large Amazon Web Services EC2 and VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) customers a powerful new security operations center with fine-grained security controls, auditing and reporting. The service provides multi-region and multi-account management centralization and automation for AWS Security Groups, with dynamic secure access leasing, rich auditing for compliance, and new tamper protection to prevent unauthorized changes to security policies that could put cloud servers at risk.

BMC Software Expands Global Alliance With Amazon Web Services, Delivers Packaged Cloud Solutions for the Enterprise

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BMC Software has expanded its long-standing global alliance with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver a complete cloud services and cloud management portfolio that will give enterprise customers fast, flexible and powerful access to the power of the AWS cloud.
As part of the expanded alliance, BMC will work closely with AWS to offer packaged "JumpStart" solutions that consist of BMC licenses, AWS cloud services, Professional Services and Support. In addition, the companies will work together on deeper product integration and go-to-market activities.

Bitdefender Delivers Security-as-a-Service on AWS Marketplace

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Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, today announced that Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE) is now available as Security-as-a-Service on Amazon's AWS Marketplace. For customers seeking a flexible licensing model, the new service allows organizations to choose security licensing based on administrative and financial requirements -- on-demand per hour utility based monthly subscription.

"With other security solutions, many organizations must deal with rigid licensing models that seldom allow horizontal scalability and policy changes based on the needs of the business," said Robert Krauss, Director Enterprise Sales and Alliances, North America, Bitdefender. "Security for Virtualized Environments offered as Security-as-a-Service (SaaS) on AWS Marketplace was developed to extend the benefits of the cloud -- giving organizations security how they want it and when they need it. With our licensing model, organizations have uncomplicated and adaptable security solutions, in terms of administration and scalability, and like a utility, businesses pay for it as they need it."

Appcara Delivers Enhanced Application Agility with AWS Compatible Private Clouds

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Cloud application platform vendor, Appcara, today announced integration with Eucalyptus’ on-premise IaaS cloud software to help enterprises speed the deployment of multi-tiered and complex business applications. Leveraging Eucalyptus’ compatibility with the AWS API, the relationship provides customers with maximum application portability between Eucalyptus on-premise environments and AWS public clouds. Eucalyptus provides the industry’s most widely deployed cloud software platform for on-premise Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). AppStack’s intuitive UI and model-driven approach allows unrivaled agility for deploying and managing complex multi-tiered/platform applications.