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

Grazed from BMC.  Author: PR Announcement
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

Grazed from Bitdefender.  Author: PR Announcement

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

Grazed from Appcara.  Author: PR Announcement

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.

AWS Outage – Thoughts on Disaster Recovery Policies

Contributed Article.  Author: Dotan Horovits, Senior Solutions Architect at GigaSpaces
CloudCow Contributed Article

AWS Outage – Thoughts on Disaster Recovery Policies

A couple of days ago it happened again. On June 14 around 9 pm PDT Amazon AWS hit a power outage in its Northern Virginia data center, affecting EC2, RDS, Elastic Beanstalk and other services in the US-EAST region.