Many enterprise production environments run on VMware, but also have a need for temporary application environments. Often the entire environment and it's networking are exceptionally complex, with hundreds of VM's and virtual networks. Proper full-fledged environments are hard to come by for rigorous testing, especially when networking aspects are included.
Using Ravello, an exact replica of the total environment can be captured, and then uploaded or transferred to Amazon, even though many terabytes may be involved. Once it is on AWS, however, Ravello allows spin-up of the complete VMware environment in less than 20 minutes. The overall focus of Ravello is testing in the public cloud, allowing a team of development to test on a replica of the production environment.
RedisLabs at AWS re:Invent 2014
Redis is an open source advanced key-cache and store, generally used as a very fast in memory database. However, with the enhancements pioneered by RedisLabs over the past two years, you can move multiple database installations from datacenters to a cloud environment and treat it as a real database with zero touch , all the while preserving a high level of performance. With over 67,000 databases under management today, RedisLabs claims the fastest database performance in the world and exceptional reliability.
There is a free tier of service available online .There is also a RedisLabs on premise cluster that can be evaluated for datacenter use.
Enterprise workloads in the public cloud require both implementation and migration into the cloud, and ongoing management of those workloads.
2ndWatch provides migration expertise and long term management of those workloads, and targets two types of customers: The first customer is a large organization that may have several hundred applications that need to be migrated into the AWS environment. They have developed a structured process called Cloud Factory, which to date has assisted over 35 major corporations in moving their data centers to AWS.
The second type of customer is called an Accelerator - more calculating in approach, focusing on TCO road mapping, developing service catalogs and more complete automation for management of the workloads. Over 75,000 instances are under active management today, representing a depth of experience that has been captured in a number of proprietary management tools that 2nd Watch makes available to their customers as a part of the workload management service.
Big data is an evolving topic that has its own set of challenging, with the processing and data from a variety of data stores both structured, unstructured and then preparing it for analysis. Xplenty acts as the pipeline to gather the raw data, process it and then transfer to the analytical datastore that is preferred by the such as Amazon Redshift or Google's Big Query.
A typical use case involves online mobile or gaming companies that understand that they must understand their data in order to remain competitive. Although the preparation of the data is not particularly dramatic, it is essential to processing and the commercial insight that big data can provide.
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The cloud is generally a very open environment, but security is a shared responsibility between the cloud provider and the customer. Sensitive data like HIPPA,PCI,SOX, passwords and emails can easily sneak into your database.
Putting data on the cloud in a secure and regulatory compliant manner is a major challenge, protecting it from competitors and cyber criminals. GreenSQL is a software based front end add-on to the database, where all the sensitive information is stored. Once installed , the code fully camouflages and secures the data of applications,privileged users, and employees
The product combines monitoring, auditing, and dynamic data masking. Sensitive data auto discovery automatically scans and automatically applies policies and provides an automated compliance reports. Each and every query into the database is analyzed, but the overall interface has been simplified for use. The image is available in the Amazon marketplace.
If you've used Wireshark you may have wondered: When is somebody going to do this for system troubleshooting ?
The way that IT professionals deploy applications dynamically leads to complexity in operation and management, but autoscaling techniques complicate monitoring of infrastructure. Building on the SysDig open source tool, SysDig Cloud extends the technology and workflow that is designed to map and troubleshoot that are in constant motion.
The graphs and topology of the network is mapped automatically in one second increments, to aid in understanding the dependencies and asset deployment.
The open source version is at Sysdig.org, and the enhanced commercial version is at SysDigCloud.com
Security leads the list of concerns when you are using the cloud for backup, regardless of your choice between private, public or hybrid cloud. Making the decision to backup information in the cloud represents a shared responsibility between a public provider such as Amazon Web Services, the provider of private or hybrid cloud and the customer.
The customer's responsibility is sometimes overlooked, as organizations assume others will take steps to insure that data is not compromised or if a breach does occur that it will be encrypted.
Cloudberry Labs allow users to deploy their own managed S3 account, and deploy client side encryption insuring that their responsibilities are met before the data leaves their premises. In addition to local, network and FTP/SFTP storage locations, all CloudBerry solutions are designed to work with all major cloud storage vendors including: Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, Google Cloud Storage and other public cloud vendors.
SAP Customers face a set of challenges migrating to AWS usually takes about four to five weeks. Rocket Steam offers a way to reduce that to under 24 hours, migrating the somewhat rigid SAP system onto AWS, and allowing management of the AWS installation in an automated manner. The Rocket Steam set of tools are targeted at consultancy firms and includes HANAlyzed, which allows customers to make a test drive of the system on AWS using their data, without an additional license.
Migration and Disaster recovery usually relies upon file snapshots, database mechanisms, or other manual processes that are detached from one another. A point in time snapshot must be caught up in time once the application migration has completed, in order to incorporate additional transactions. Cloud Endure started providing replication of apps from one AWS Region to another. Using the same technology they extended into the migration space, getting not only the entire application stack into the cloud but the data as well. Their product offers continuous block level replication for any application that runs on Windows or Linux, without zero downtime and adverse affect on the performance of the application.
Enterprises have a real problem meeting storage needs in the cloud. Cloud storage products have evolved with focus on start-ups rather than enterprise applications and have traditionally been difficult to integrate with enterprise storage protocols and practice. Zadara Storage offers a service based on traditional protocols such as NFS to migrate traditional shared storage to the cloud, leveraging AWS Direct Connect with less than 1msec latency from five AWS regions.
Amazon is making a major shift into the enterprise space, taking clear aim at VMWare. Greg Ness of Cloud Velox and other long-term industry veterans say that there are still issues concerning the cost of getting an enterprise IT span into the cloud. Amazon needs to make it faster, more convenient and less expensive to deploy apps into AWS. Many early cloud migration vendors began with tools aimed at developers for single servers that were not good for mixed environments, but the Trillion dollar Enterprise IT market demands a level of automation of stacks, application, network services and physical systems. CloudVelox technology offers the potential to automate up to 75% of the transition effort. Projects taking three to six months with thousands of man-hours of effort can be condensed into a few weeks.
Cloud optimization and cost are on the mind of every AWS customer, and they are looking for ways to manage the complexity. Cost is just one element of the package including security, reliability, performance and availability that have to be optimized . Cloud Health Tech targets the very largest of AWS customers, that might have hundreds of thousands of AWS Reserved instances per quarter.
Since usage changes over time, these may float in and out of the pool of reserved instances. Using the Cloudhealth Tech product, you can set up rules based recommendations to execute well thought out actions in real time to manage the overall cloud investment. It's "Chef for the CIO" A free trial account can be initiated directly from the site at CloudHealthtech.com
Ofir Nachmani @iamondemand and iamondemand.com interviews Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder Cloud Health Technologies
Enterprise customers must reach users and more importantly deliver a fast user experience. Bottlenecks in web design, coding or settings can have marked effects as the number of simultaneous users increases. The only way to insure that ten thousand, a hundred thousand or a million users have a satisfactory experience is to harness cloud resources to temporarily stress the system for few hours. With free trial accounts offering tests with up to 50 users or full production testing with hundreds of thousands or more, the solution does not involve hardware or software. A free trial account can be initiated directly from Blazemeter.com
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