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CrowdStrike Enhances Security Hygiene for Workloads on AWS

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CrowdStrike Inc. today announced the availability of Falcon Discover for Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads. Falcon Discover provides security, operations and development teams with detailed visibility and extensive control over Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, improving overall security posture.

As today's enterprises continue to migrate their critical data and implement hybrid centers to host workloads that are both on-premises and on the cloud, maintaining security consistently is challenging. Today, many organizations of all sizes lack security resources and are looking for solutions that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate.

Falcon Discover allows organizations to quickly visualize existing Amazon EC2 deployments across all regions (including instances without an endpoint security product installed) and subsequently monitors cloud trail logs for any modifications to the environment. As a result, the customer has a more complete picture of their networks and any systems or applications, enabling centralized, automated management and improving the organization's security posture.

Kx Qualifies WekaIO to Run with its KDB+ Database in AWS EC2

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WekaIO, the innovation leader in high-performance, scalable file storage for data intensive applications, today announced that Kx, creator of the world's fastest time series database, has qualified WekaIO Matrix storage solution for use with kdb+ in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for machine learning applications. 

This qualification of Matrix comes after Kx conducted its own rigorous benchmark testing of storage solutions available in AWS EC2 as part of a process for determining their suitability for Kx customers looking to migrate their historical kdb+ database (HDB) to the cloud. 

ECS Achieves AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud for Windows

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ECS, a leading technology provider serving public sector and commercial customers, announced that it achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) for Windows. As a Premier Consulting Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN) with AWS Service Delivery designation for Amazon EC2, ECS is recognized for managing secure, reliable, and high-performance environments for deploying Windows-based applications and workloads.

Virtuozzo Helps Rebel.com Improve Server Performance by 4X in Their Amazon EC2 Environment

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Virtuozzo, a provider of integrated container, virtual machine, and software-defined storage technology, today announced a partnership with Rebel.com that demonstrates how companies can improve economies of scale while delivering more value to customers by adding Virtuozzo 7 to their Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) environments.

Rebel.com, an Ottawa, Canada-based hosting solutions provider, migrated its infrastructure to Amazon EC2 several years ago. But as the company's business grew, it needed a way to increase the size of its Amazon EC2 instances without impacting their performance. By leveraging Virtuozzo 7 on top of them, the company was able to improve server performance by 4X.

Zen achieves AWS Service Delivery Designation for Amazon EC2 for Windows Server

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Zen recently announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Service Delivery designation for Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) for Windows Server, recognising that the business reduces customer deployment efforts by identifying the most appropriate configuration from cost, performance, security, reliability and management perspectives for their Windows-based applications.

Achieving the Amazon EC2 for Windows Server designation differentiates Zen as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialised demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in delivering Amazon EC2 for Windows Server. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.
 

Aviatrix Announces Free EC2 FlightPath Tool for Faster Troubleshooting of AWS EC2 Connectivity Issues

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Aviatrix, a pioneer in cloud networking and an inaugural AWS Network Competency partner, today announced that its EC2 FlightPath tool is now available as a free download on AWS Marketplace. EC2 FlightPath allows cloud and DevOps teams as well as network engineers to troubleshoot Amazon Web Services (AWS) network connectivity issues faster to minimize business disruption.

By automating the collection of AWS network troubleshooting data and displaying it in a single view, EC2 FlightPath eliminates the time, frustration and human errors required to find the source of connectivity issues that are reported as problems. It also makes it easy to communicate the source of the problem, and the required fix, to other internal groups so they can take appropriate actions.

"Instead of tedious ‘whack-a-mole' efforts to track down the source of connectivity problems across many screens, the Aviatrix EC2 FlightPath tool generates the needed network data quickly and automatically," said Steven Mih, CEO of Aviatrix. "EC2 FlightPath maps the path between two EC2 instances and shows relevant routing rules, network access control lists (NACLs) and security groups. Cloud engineers and DevOps teams can now spend less time dealing with daily networking trouble tickets and more time getting real work done in the public cloud."

AWS Announces New Amazon EC2 Instances

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Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), announced a new Bare Metal instance offering for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and introduced a new Storage Optimized instance family (H1 instances). The new H1 Storage Optimized instances are designed for data-intensive workloads such as MapReduce, distributed file systems, network file systems, log or data processing, and big data clusters. AWS also launched the next generation of General Purpose instances, M5, which have up to 50 percent more vCPUs, 50 percent more memory, and 25 percent more network bandwidth than previous generation M4 instances. To get started with the new Amazon EC2 instances, visit https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/.

"AWS continues to expand and enhance what was already the cloud's broadest and most capable compute service," said Matt Garman, Vice President, AWS Compute Services, AWS. "Most of our customers have diverse computing needs, and they've told us having the right instance for the right workload really matters. Today, we expand the options we give customers across three dimensions, introducing a brand new capability with Bare Metal instances for the I3 High I/O family, launching a new family of Storage Optimized instances designed for big data workloads with H1, and providing higher performance and lower prices for general purpose workloads with the launch of M5."

New Relic Accelerates Enterprise Cloud Adoption and Optimization With Enhanced Offerings for Amazon Web Services

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New Relic, Inc., provider of real-time insights for software-driven businesses, announced new product capabilities, customer enablement, and best practice guidance for organizations leveraging Amazon Web Services (AWS) through their cloud journey. Many of the most advanced and disruptive businesses running on AWS drive their cloud optimization and resource investments using New Relic, including Dunkin' Donuts, Morningstar, Scripps Networks, Telstra, Cloud Technology Partners, Relus Cloud, and Slalom. The company's latest updates support the speed, agility, and confidence for these teams, and help enable businesses adopting AWS.

Newly Introduced Instrumentation for AWS

Understanding the context of application health, performance, and constant changes across diverse environments requires deeper analytics than isolated performance metrics. New Relic's platform unifies real-time metrics from all the components of the application, including those provided by Amazon CloudWatch. To further this support, New Relic Infrastructure has announced expanded instrumentation for AWS, totaling 31 services, with new support for AWS Personal Health Dashboards, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon Simple Email Service (Amazon SES), Amazon Aurora, Auto Scaling, and AWS CloudTrail. Additionally, to get a more focused view, customers can now filter their data sources by tags for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). New Relic Infrastructure combines AWS service performance with application and customer experience data, enabling teams to understand how the configuration and deployment of AWS services impacts the rest of their technology stack.

NeuVector Brings New Container Security Solutions to AWS re:Invent 2017

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NeuVector, a leading container firewall company, today announced its participation at AWS re:Invent 2017. NeuVector will exhibit at booth #K45, where the company will showcase NeuVector 1.3 -- just released -- alongside a new enterprise version purpose-built for large-scale deployments. AWS re:Invent 2017 takes place November 27 - December 1 in Las Vegas.

Key container security enhancements included in NeuVector 1.3 include Layer 7 container firewall capabilities with application-intent intelligence, automated scaling to secure all container traffic without manual updates, enterprise integration, and UI developments designed for better visualization and faster implementation. The container security solution will be exhibited via multiple Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) clusters running Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS), Rancher, Red Hat OpenShift, Docker, and Kubernetes - and all protected by the NeuVector container firewall. The solution supports dedicated cloud as well as hybrid cloud implementations.

VirtuLocity Networks Announces Free 15-Day Trials of its VLNCloud Virtual Internet Acceleration Service to AWS Customers

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VirtuLocity Networks, a software acceleration platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company, today announced a free 15-day trial of its patented congestion control solution, VLNCloud, on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Available on AWS Marketplace, VLNCloud can be installed here. The company's patented solution, which launched last month at Mobile World Congress Americas after successful beta trials with CDNs and mobile operators, demonstrates improved cloud connections throughput and data payload transport time by up to 80 percent, which can be seen on the website here.

"End users attempting to access video-based real-time applications have long experienced sub-par network conditions due to packet loss, delay, and jitter - an issue that is only getting worse as wireless and mobile usage becomes more ubiquitous," said Mike Sapien, Chief Analyst at Ovum, Global Research and Advisory firm. "Some SD-WAN technologies have been built with complex, costly options to address improved application performance with features such as virtual rerouting, DNS steering, and edge caching, but there is actually a large market opportunity to tackle the issue directly with basic WAN and internet connections themselves."