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Igneous Strengthens Integration with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure

Igneous, a leader in Unstructured Data Management (UDM), announced the immediate availability of enhanced integrations with all three major public cloud storage providers. These enhanced integrations give data-centric organizations the flexibility and control to programmatically move individual datasets and exports to any storage tier in public clouds. In addition, cloud data management operations are handled via the Igneous UDM as-a-Service solution, affording customers lower operational costs.

Customers currently use Igneous' API-based cloud storage integrations for efficient long-term data protection and archive. Moving datasets in and out of public clouds from datacenters at scale, however, can burden enterprise IT departments, which face growing challenges. Igneous' exclusive NAS export control shifts this burden onto the Igneous platform via programmatic, end-to-end unstructured data management as-a-Service, regardless of size of files, density of filesystems, or volume of data offsite for storage cost optimization. Igneous equips customers to automatically replicate backup exports and archive datasets to Microsoft Azure's Hot, Cool, and Archive storage tiers; Google Cloud Platform's Regional, Nearline, and Coldline storage tiers; and Amazon Web Services' S3 Standard, S3 Infrequent Access (IA), and Glacier storage tiers.

 

Kentik Expands Analytics for Cloud with Extended Visibility into Amazon Web Services

Kentik, the provider of network analytics for the cloud-native world, announced the expansion of its platform to provide integrated agentless cloud visibility into Amazon Web Services (AWS). With Kentik's cloud analytics suite, enterprises and service providers gain control over cloud and hybrid environments, enabling greater performance, security, cloud cost-control, and ultimately, a better experience for customers.

Across leading cloud providers, virtual private cloud (VPC) Flow Logs act as a detailed source of raw data for organizations to see the IP traffic to, from, and within their cloud-hosted applications. However, many of these organizations do not have the modern network analytics needed to derive critical networking insights from this raw data. When an issue or outage occurs, a lack of visibility into a cloud environment can stall availability and result in the loss of revenue, reputation, and customers in an instant. Kentik's added support for AWS Flow Logs help organizations maintain visibility across environments without the deployment of agents or cloud appliances.

"While cloud providers take away the huge overhead of building, maintaining, and upgrading physical infrastructure, network management doesn't disappear after migrating to the cloud. In fact, a majority of organizations find that understanding the network behavior of their cloud-deployed applications is a critical part of ensuring their performance and security ー and directly ties to maintaining revenue and customer experience," said Avi Freedman, co-founder and CEO of Kentik. "Adding support for AWS Flow Logs into our platform is just one more way the Kentik team is working to provide pervasive visibility of network traffic regardless of which infrastructure an organization chooses to host its applications in."

 

Cloudamize Helps The Instillery Triple the Speed of Migration Planning and Grow Its Cloud Business

The Instillery, a public cloud consulting and managed services company, has leveraged the Cloudamize cloud computing analytics platform to plan cloud migrations three times faster for enterprises moving to Amazon Web Services (AWS). By using Cloudamize's automated analytics for cloud assessment and migration planning, The Instillery can more quickly instill confidence to migrate and get clients to the cloud faster - ultimately helping it increase the growth of its cloud business and provide exceptional client experiences.

Before implementing Cloudamize, attempting to gain full visibility into clients' on-premises infrastructures was painfully time-consuming for both The Instillery and its clients. Accurately and efficiently predicting cost and performance in AWS and identifying the best path to the cloud were major challenges that led to delayed cloud adoption by clients.

Because manual assessment and migration planning cost so much time, taking on new projects was nearly impossible for The Instillery without any extra bandwidth. As a result, the cloud consulting company chose to partner with Cloudamize.

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.

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."

 

Amazon Web Services Launches Second GovCloud Region in the United States

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) announced the launch of the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, its second GovCloud infrastructure region in the United States. With the launch of the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region, AWS now provides 57 Availability Zones across 19 geographic regions globally with another 12 Availability Zones and four regions coming online in Bahrain, Hong Kong SAR, South Africa, and Sweden between the end of 2018 and the first half of 2020. The AWS GovCloud Regions meet the stringent requirements of the public sector and highly regulated industries, including being operated on US soil by US citizens, and are accessible only to vetted US entities and root account holders who must confirm they are US persons. For more information, go to: https://aws.amazon.com/govcloud-us/.

"For more than seven years, government customers and those in highly regulated industries have been using AWS GovCloud (US-West) to run workloads that must meet the most stringent security and compliance requirements," said Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. "Based on the growth of GovCloud (US-West) and high customer demand for a second region in the eastern part of the US, we've opened a second GovCloud Region so that AWS customers can support their mission-critical programs with even lower latency to the East Coast and have the ability to implement cross-region disaster recovery."

AWS was the first cloud provider to launch an isolated infrastructure region designed to meet government and other highly regulated industry requirements when it opened the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region in 2011. Like AWS GovCloud (US-West), AWS GovCloud (US-East) offers three Availability Zones. AWS Regions are comprised of multiple Availability Zones, which refer to technology infrastructure in separate and distinct geographic locations with enough distance to significantly reduce the risk of a single event impacting business continuity, yet near enough to provide low-latency for high availability applications. Each Availability Zone has independent power, cooling, physical security, and is connected via redundant, ultra-low-latency networks. AWS customers focused on high availability can design their applications to run in multiple Availability Zones to achieve even greater fault tolerance.

TEKsystems Global Services to Conduct Cloud Migration Workshop and Exhibit at AWS re:Invent 2018

TEKsystems Global Services, a leader in full-stack technology services, announced today it will be speaking and exhibiting at AWS re:Invent 2018. AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the global cloud computing community. The event features keynote announcements, training and certification opportunities, access to more than 2,000 technical sessions, a partner expo, after-hours events, and so much more.

TEKsystems' deep cloud experience offers a full-stack perspective that can help organizations maximize their cloud strategies and provide tailored solutions that fit the specific needs of their business. With over 100 cloud, application re-architecture, data warehouse migration and DevOps automation projects completed; over 1,000 on-premises workloads migrated to the cloud; and a 60 percent decrease in provisioning time for new builds delivered to a client, TEKsystems has a proven track record in accelerating their clients' success to meet the demanding pace of digital transformation.

eG Innovations Certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS

eG Innovations, a leading provider of IT performance monitoring and digital intelligence solutions, today announced that eG Enterprise, its flagship monitoring platform has been certified as Partner Ready for VMware Cloud on AWS.

VMware Cloud on AWS is an on-demand service that enables organizations to run applications across vSphere-based cloud environments with access to a broad range of AWS services. Powered by VMware Cloud Foundation, this service allows organizations to take advantage of VMware technologies across compute (vSphere), storage (vSAN) and networking (NSX), which are optimized to run on next-generation, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, with optimized access to AWS services.

With eG Enterprise, organizations can monitor all aspects of VMware Cloud on AWS performance. Monitoring of the virtual infrastructure and cloud monitoring are done in an agentless manner. A patented inside-outside monitoring technology provides 360-degree visibility into virtual machine performance. Using eG Enterprise's built-in capabilities for application code-level visibility and digital experience monitoring, IT professionals can get total performance assurance for their applications running on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Key Capabilities of eG Enterprise for Monitoring VMware Cloud on AWS:

Cloud Veterans Launch TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform

TriggerMesh, a company developing serverless and FaaS management solutions, announced their official company and product launch. TriggerMesh is offered as software-as-a-service and enables the deployment and management of functions on Kubernetes clusters enabled with Knative as well the management of event triggers across Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Engine, and Azure.

TriggerMesh Serverless Management Platform allows developers to automate the deployment and of functions from their favorite version control system on the TriggerMesh cloud powered by Knative. The developers benefit from: