Enstratius provides cross-platform cloud infrastructure management for public, private, and hybrid clouds that can be closely aligned with an enterprise's governance and security requirements. Features include self-service provisioning/de-provisioning of cloud resources; multicurrency cost/chargeback tracking; customizable role-based access controls; single login to manage all cloud resources; and support for enterprise authentication systems, including SAML 2.0 and OpenID.
Enstratius also supports integration with management tools and the orchestration of configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet across clouds; automated encryption of all cloud data in transit and at rest with all keys stored outside of the cloud and full application automation, including auto-scaling, auto-recovery, cloud bursting.
The list of Enstratius' supported clouds is growing considerably and currently most of the big names, including Amazon Web Services, OpenStack-based clouds, Google, HP Cloud Services, Rackspace, Microsoft Windows Azure, and IBM SmartCloud Enterprise.
Product: Informatica Cloud Spring 2013
Category: Cloud data integration
Informatica -- a longtime data integration vendor -- this month will roll out its next generation suite of cloud integration tools (which are delivered as a platform as a service) that include enhancements to address data security issues in the cloud and help enterprise IT manage data integration issues in hybrid cloud deployments.
The new Informatica Cloud Data Masking service reduces the risk of data breaches during application development and testing. And the new Informatica Cloud Extend workflow service is geared toward business process creation and management in the cloud. The upgrade from the company's 2012 Winter version also delivers new security and administration features that support broader cloud integration deployments and strengthen IT governance and control.
These include hybrid security options for storing connection credentials (username, password, security token, and so on) -- on-premise, behind the firewall or in the cloud; and organization-level blackouts that give administrators the ability to define blackout periods during which no integration, replication or data quality jobs will run, thus strengthening IT control and simplifying the management of upgrades.
Category: Cloud integration service
Delivered as a packaged integration experience, CloudHub and Mule ESB are built on open source technology to provide quick, reliable application integration without vendor lock-in. The company offers CloudHub, a cloud-based integration platform as a service (iPaaS) for connecting SaaS, cloud and on-premise applications and APIs; and, Mule ESB, an open source enterprise service bus for connecting enterprise applications on-premise and to the cloud. The company claims it is currently supporting billions of transactions per day, used in production by thousands of enterprises, including Wal-Mart, MasterCard, Nokia, Nestle, and Honeywell. Additionally, MuleSoft enables integrations with leading SaaS vendors such as Salesforce.com, NetSuite, Workday, Intuit, and Metanga.
Category: Cloud Configuration Management