Cloud Analytics

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.

ThoughtSpot Announces Partnership with Google Cloud Platform to Deliver Multi-Cloud Analytics for the Enterprise

ThoughtSpot announced a partnership with Google Cloud to deliver multi-cloud analytics to the enterprise. As part of this partnership, ThoughtSpot has been certified to run its in-memory calculation engine Falcon, one of the fastest in the industry, on Google Cloud Platform, and announced new integrations with Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine to simplify machine learning and data science workflows.

Harnessing the Power of Multiple Clouds

Cloud technologies are reshaping every industry by streamlining operations, reducing inefficiencies, and unlocking completely new opportunities for organizations. As cloud technologies proliferate, however, enterprises face a new set of challenges in managing and harnessing the collective power of their multiple clouds. ThoughtSpot breaks these barriers by enabling enterprises to analyze data across their public cloud, private cloud, and on premise environments.

SAP Brings Planning, Analysis, and Execution Together in One Cloud for Finance

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SAP SE today announced new financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capabilities in the SAP Analytics Cloud solution that are embedded with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. They provide finance professionals with a best-in-class planning and analysis application and eliminate the need for separate planning, analytics and financial products. This complete solution for finance includes support for profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow planning and allows for easy data collection with SAP S/4HANA Cloud and analytics with SAP Analytics Cloud. 

FP&A teams often struggle with aligning operational and financial plans and bringing together financial and nonfinancial data throughout their organizations to establish one source of the truth. This usually is because of stand-alone spreadsheets and planning products that are disconnected from underlying financial software. A unified financial management suite that includes planning and advanced analytics can help FP&A teams create more agile planning and help them transform their organization into an Intelligent Enterprise. 

 

Anexinet Expands Cloud Modernization Portfolio with Analytics Expertise

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Anexinet Corporation, a leading provider of analytics, digital and cloud solutions, today announced the expansion of its Cloud Modernization Portfolio with Anexinet Cloud Insights, an analytics offering to help enterprises address cloud spend and security concerns. Included in the offering is a cloud analytics team focused on providing guidance regarding cost optimization, security, and governance to help enterprises reach and maintain their cloud operational goals.

“The cloud journey involves discipline in tracking the benefits of the cloud to target business goals.” says Brad Hokamp, CEO Anexinet. “Our cloud insights and resourcing model with analytics experts fill a critical gap for our customers frustrated by operational challenges.”
 

Five9 and Verint Announce Global Partnership, Extending Availability of Cloud Workforce Optimization and Analytics Solutions

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Five9, Inc. and Verint Systems Inc. today announced a new partnership in which Five9 will resell the complete Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization (WFO) suite in the cloud. 

Verint Enterprise Workforce Optimization is now being offered as an integral part of the Five9 portfolio, fully integrated and deployed alongside the award-winning Five9 cloud Virtual Contact Center. Five9 will sell and support the complete range of Verint WFO solutions that Five9 will make available from the cloud to organizations of all sizes.

Featuring a single user interface and unique business process workflows, Verint’s WFO solution offers rich functionality for call recording, quality management, workforce management, performance management, elearning and coaching, and desktop and process analytics, as well as speech analytics. Leveraging the comprehensive solution, organizations can capture and analyze customer interactions, journeys and sentiments across channels to enhance the quality and security of interactions, drive deeper engagement with customers and employees, enhance internal processes and compliance, uncover business trends, and heighten overall productivity and performance.

SoftWatch launches advanced cloud analytics to support the migration of enterprise applications to cloud computing

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SoftWatch, a leader in Application Usage Analytics, announced today that it is now offering CloudIT Premium, a new SaaS solution that assists enterprises with their transformation to cloud based IT infrastructure, platforms and applications. The unique service is the only one of its kind which enables profiling of enterprise applications according to both their resource consumption and end user activity.

SoftWatch believes that while enterprises have substantial incentives to move their enterprise applications to cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud Platform or to available SaaS solutions, they need to carefully plan and execute the transition. This is a gradual process that poses substantial risks and requires deep understanding of the current IT environment, evaluating alternative solutions and managing a change over a considerable transition period.

IBM grows in cloud and data analytics but overall revenue slides

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IBMs revenue continued to decline in the second quarter but growth in some of its strategic initiatives like cloud computing and data analytics suggest that the company may be on track in its transition plans. The Armonk, New York, company said Monday that revenue from its new “strategic imperatives” like cloud, analytics and security increased by 12 percent year-on-year to US$8.3 billion. That increase was, however, lower than the growth the company had reported in these businesses in the first quarter.

Cloud revenue – public, private and hybrid – grew 30 percent in the second quarter, while revenue from analytics grew 4 percent, revenue from mobile increased 43 percent and the security business grew 18 percent. Over the last 12 months, strategic imperatives delivered close to $31 billion in revenue, and now accounts for 38 percent of the company's revenue, said Martin Schroeter, IBM senior vice president and chief financial officer, in a conference call...

Cloud Cruiser for Azure Public Cloud Now Offered on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace

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Following increased demand from Microsoft Azure customers, Cloud Cruiser, a provider of cloud analytics solutions, today announced the availability of Cloud Cruiser for Azure Public Cloud in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. Cloud Cruiser is also offering six months free usage of this product for a limited timeframe. As Azure usage increases, it is important for a customer to analyze consumption and spending in order to optimize services for greater business agility. 

"Cloud Cruiser has collaborated with Microsoft since 2012, delivering cloud analytics solutions to enterprises and service providers utilizing Microsoft Azure Public Cloud, Windows Pack and System Center," said Paul Tilston, vice president of sales and alliances, Cloud Cruiser. "This Azure Marketplace offering for all Azure EA accounts helps track consumption with confidence and gives fast insights into usage and costs, better enabling customers to deliver the right services at the right time.  We believe this is a must-have capability as you move more workloads to Azure," added Tilston.

 

HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

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The pool of online data analysis services available for corporate users is about to grow larger, with Hewlett-Packard set to offer two of its own products as hosted cloud services by early next year. The company's high-performance columnar database, Vertica, will be available as a hosted offering starting early in 2015, as HP Vertica OnDemand.

The company will also offer selected functions of its IDOL (Intelligent Data Operating Layer) text processing software as discrete services that can be embedded into mobile and desktop computing applications, in a package called IDOL OnDemand, already available to selected developers...