Datapipe Extends IT Services for AWS

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    At the AWS Summit in New York this week, Datapipe extended its managed service offerings for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud to include a series of templates that IT organizations can invoke to automate deployment and orchestration of application workloads on AWS.

    In addition, Datapipe is now working with FortyCloud, a Datapipe sister company that provides two-factor authentication services, to make it simpler to connect virtual private networks to AWS.

    Datapipe CTO John Landy says that in working with IT organizations, it became apparent that multiple patterns were emerging relating to how various types of customers go about deploying and managing application workloads on AWS. To accelerate that process, Datapipe developed a series of templates, which the company is now allowing IT organizations to invoke directly via Datapipe Automation Services.

    Landy says that most IT organizations are now dynamically shifting workloads in and out of AWS, but they are looking to reduce the amount of time it takes to move a workload into the cloud or, just as significantly, out of AWS, should they choose to, for example, move a workload from application development into a production environment running on premise.

    To make it simpler to secure those environments, Datapipe has now integrated its managed services platform for AWS with a FortyCloud service that eliminates the need to set up a dedicated jump host for creating a VPN link to an AWS environment.

    As IT organizations begin to rely more on public clouds such as AWS, a whole cottage industry of providers of services that make it simpler to manage public clouds has sprung up. For IT organizations, that creates an opportunity to apply many of the same management constructs they use to manage their internal IT environments to a public cloud service they have no direct control over. With more workloads showing up on those public clouds than ever, it’s also apparent that most IT organizations are going to need a little extra help making that transition.

    Mike Vizard
    Mike Vizard
    Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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