NEWTON, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Intigua, the first company to virtualize the IT management stack for private and public clouds, today introduced the Intigua AWS Management Module. By extending the award-winning Intigua 2.0 automation platform to support Amazon Web Services, Intigua is making it easy for enterprises to ensure that VM instances in AWS adhere to the same corporate policies for SLAs, security and compliance as their private cloud VMs.
“Now with the Intigua AWS Management Module, for the first time enterprises can allow line of business users to enjoy the speed, agility, elasticity and freedom of the public cloud, without sacrificing governance and control. This is critical to enabling effective, low-risk hybrid cloud environments.”
“As more businesses adopt a hybrid cloud strategy, and more corporate users turn to Amazon Web Services for speed and simplicity, enterprise IT is faced with a huge problem: how to gain control over public cloud resources without impeding their users’ progress and desire for self-service IT. Rogue servers that employees launch in AWS can expose their company to harmful data breaches, costly regulatory violations, missed SLAs, and more,” said Shimon Hason, CEO of Intigua. “Now with the Intigua AWS Management Module, for the first time enterprises can allow line of business users to enjoy the speed, agility, elasticity and freedom of the public cloud, without sacrificing governance and control. This is critical to enabling effective, low-risk hybrid cloud environments.”
Intigua integrates with both Amazon EC2 and vSphere to auto-discover rogue instances and automatically configure them with the right management and security technologies, based on centralized policies. The Intigua AWS Management Module:
- Automatically discovers newly provisioned AWS instances within a company’s environment
- Configures AWS settings to ensure proper connectivity between the AWS instance and the disparate back-end management systems (e.g., backup, monitoring, patching, etc.)
- Inspects the new AWS instances to determine its profile (e.g., class of server, location, regulatory requirements)
- Utilizes the discovered profile to deliver and configure the right combination of management agents via the Intigua Virtual Container
- Communicates with the back-end systems of each management tool (such as Tivoli, Splunk, Hyperic, NetBackup) to ensure the newly created instances are registered and associated with the appropriate management policies (backup, monitoring, patching, etc.)
- Continuously monitors the management stack to detect drift and throttle resource consumption.
Intigua 2.0 eliminates the tradeoff between self-service agility and IT governance by virtualizing and abstracting the IT management stack – just as servers, networks and storage have been virtualized — and replacing fragmented, decentralized and manual change processes with an automated, centralized and policy-driven approach. With Intigua's automatic discovery and management of AWS instances, IT delivers the flexibility users need, while gaining unprecedented ease and control over the entire management stack, including critical technologies such as server monitoring, configuration management, security logging and data backup.
Intigua Virtual Containers, a key enabling technology within the Intigua 2.0 platform, is the first product that encapsulates critical management, security and compliance agents in protected “sandboxes” that are de-coupled from the underlying guest OS. This allows virtual agents to run on machines without the risk and overhead of physically installing them, as well as allowing all virtual agents (monitoring, security, etc.) to be monitored and orchestrated from a single unified portal.
The Intigua AWS Management Module is available immediately. For more information, contact email@example.com or see the Intigua AWS Management Module in action at AWS re: Invent, November 12-15, 2013, booth #833.
Winner of “Best of VMworld” awards for 2 years running, Intigua virtualizes the IT management stack -- just as servers, storage and networks have been virtualized – bringing simplicity and agility to IT operations for private and public clouds, and virtual and physical data centers. Intigua is backed by leading investors including Bessemer Venture Partners and Cedar Fund. Learn more at www.intigua.com.