Lift Me Up: 10 Companies Now Embracing Amazon's Cloud12:00 PM EST Tue. Dec. 04, 2012
A number of companies scrambled to make their products and solutions available on Amazon Web Services last week at the Amazon re: Invent conference in Las Vegas.
It was a testament the power of the cloud, and to Amazon Web Services in particular, that established companies were eager to get on board.
Continue on and see who made the move.
Capgemini's North America business launched its Test Drive program for SAP solutions, which provides expanded support for delivery of SAP applications on Amazon Web Services.
The Test Drive program will enable access to Amazon Web Services infrastructure and preconfigured SAP solutions. Solutions include the SAP Afaria mobile device management offering, SAP HANA realtime business analytics platform and SAP Business Suite software. Capgemini will convert evaluation environments to a customer proof-of-concept for development or test in an SAP support model.
Test Drive labs include free Amazon Web Services server time and are available in minutes.
The Citrix NetScaler cloud networking platform and Citrix CloudBridge, which allows companies to move workloads between private data centers and the cloud, are now available on Amazon Web Services and AWS Marketplace.
Citrix said the availability of NetScaler and CloudBridge on AWS will allow enterprises to run production on-premise while simultaneously using Amazon Web Services for development and testing.
Financial services company Nasdaq OMX said FinQloud, its recently launched cloud computing platform, is now powered by Amazon Web Services.
FinQloud provides a cloud management and storage platform for financial services applications that helps users meet regulatory compliance requirements. FinQloud uses an encryption key management system, located in Nasdaq OMX data centers, before connecting to Amazon Web Services.
Application delivery networking vendor F5 Networks rolled out Big-IP virtual edition for Amazon Web Services, which allows enterprises to quickly move complex applications to the Amazon cloud.
The Big-IP solution for Amazon Web Services includes the availability of Web application acceleration, traffic management, global server load balancing, application firewall and other application delivery functions.
Amazon Web Services customers can add F5's availability, optimization and security services to support cloud and hybrid deployment models.
Open-source business intelligence and reporting platform provider Jaspersoft said it will support Amazon Redshift, the company's new data warehouse service unveiled at the conference.
The Jaspersoft service will offer an analytics solution to handle big data, which can either be embedded inside applications or can stand alone. Users will be able explore and query big data sets through dashboards, interactive charts and reports with fast, visualized results.
Riverbed said a number of its products will support Amazon Web Services, including Cloud Steelhead WAN optimization, Whitewater cloud storage gateway, Stingray Traffic Manager, Stingray Aptimizer and Stingray Application Firewall.
Riverbed's products will help customers using public clouds via Amazon Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service, said Venugopal Pai (pictured), Riverbed vice president, global alliances and business development, in a statement.
"Our solutions enable enterprises that have deployed applications in the public cloud to provide a consistent user experience and increase the recoverability of their data, while reducing costs of IT infrastructure," he said.
Red Hat, a sponsor of the Amazon re: Invent conference, released OpenShift Enterprise, an open, on-premise Platform-as-a-Service offering for businesses. OpenShift Enterprise can be used inside customer data centers or in private, public or hybrid clouds.
Red Hat also unveiled the expansion of its OpenShift Partner Program, introducing new partner categories and the addition of partners. The program comprises three partner levels: Community Partners, Certified Partners and Powered by OpenShift Partners.
Alert Logic, a provider of cloud-based, on-demand security software, released to beta its Log Manager for Amazon Web Services.
Log Manager collects, stores and reports on log data, allowing users to identify and react to security issues in their Amazon cloud infrastructure and follow compliance requirements such as HIPAA and PCI.
Virtual networking vendor Vyatta, a Brocade company, said its software-based networking and security solution, Vyatta Network OS, is supported on the AWS Marketplace.
Customers will benefit from advanced routing and security for enterprise cloud infrastructures and from simplified development and provisioning of hybrid cloud environments, according to Vyatta.
Vyatta Network OS pricing begins at 30 cents per hour.
A10 Networks said its SoftAX virtual appliance is now available on the Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute and Virtual Private Cloud platforms as an Amazon Machine Image. SoftAX allows customers to rapidly scale and optimize cloud environments, increasing performance.
Part of A10's AX Series lineup, SoftAX is a software-based application delivery controller with advanced Layer 4-7 load balancing, application acceleration and security features. SoftAX for Amazon Web Services is in early availability, with general availability in January. Pricing starts at $7,495.