AWS Automation, Security, and Data Synchronization are provided by firms
There are a wide range of products and services in Amazon Web Services Inc.’s (AWS) cloud. However, third-party companies continue offering solutions in niche areas like automation, security, and data synchronization.
Here’s a list of new offerings in each area.
Automation — Ansible 2.0 from Red Hat Inc.
Red Hat, open source champion, announced last week the new 2.2 edition to its Ansible IT automation framework. The company stated that Ansible 2.2 offers performance enhancements, expanded container- and Windows automation capabilities, as well as several new modules including networking, cloud provider platforms and vault support.
AWS is one of these cloud provider platforms.
Red Hat stated that “new functionality has been added for cloud providers, including: Amazon Web Services(AWS), Google Cloud Platform (and OpenStack providers”)”. “Finally, we have added new capabilities for Amazon Web Services and VMware.” Ansible 2.2 includes new VMware virtual machine management modules. It also supports new AWS capabilities such as Amazon Elastic File System, Amazon Redshift, and AWS Lambda.
Security — Big Data Management Platform by Talena Inc.
The “always-on Big Data Pioneer” announced enhancements to its Big Data Management Platform, including expanded support for Amazon S3 object storage and enhanced security functionality. The platform supports all AWS S3 options to encrypt data.
The company announced that the new platform will support Amazon Web Services (AWS) and include capabilities such as Amazon S3 to store highly-scalable object storage. It also extends its security capabilities, including data masking and encryption, and authentication. The new features will allow companies to use Talena for backup, recovery, and test data management. They can also store backup data in Amazon S3, run Amazon AWS backup software, and prevent personally identifiable data (PII) appearing in native forms in non production environments. Companies can reduce the high costs of deploying big data platforms, decrease compliance risk, and increase their business flexibility.
The platform supports AWS Elastic Block Store, (EBS), and Glacier as target stores.
Data Synchronization — Cloud Sync Service by NetApp Inc.
Last week, the company announced new data fabric services and solutions that focus on secure storage and movement within hybrid clouds. These include new versions of AltaVault for cloud-integrated storage; StorageGRID Webscale for scalable object storage for Web apps and rich content; and SnapCenter for application-consistent data protection.
NetApp’s new Cloud Sync service was launched as part of these initiatives.
“This on-demand Software-as-a-Service [SaaS] offering simplifies cloud service usage by allowing users to continuously move and synchronize data between on-premises storage and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) in the cloud,” the company said. Customers gain greater insight into data by seamlessly combining AWS analytics tools and on-premises data. They enjoy a lower total cost-of-ownership by only paying for the cloud resources they use. Cloud Sync is available via AWS Marketplace.