With an eye toward making the Elastic Stack easier to use out of the box and thus quicker to realize value from, Elastic believes it will be able to better compete with commercial vendors. This year's Elasticon user conference hosted roughly 2,100 users.
Security operations are in danger of being left behind, guarding on-premises networks while SMBs migrate their critical applications to the cloud. AlienVault's USM Anywhere offers centralized security information and event management for resource-constrained organizations embracing Amazon and Microsoft cloud architectures.
This Market Monitor Cloud-Enabling Technologies report provides updated market and vendor estimates through Q4 2016. Cloud-Enabling Technologies (CET) encompass the vital support system for a cloud environment, which includes the automation and management stack. It is our position that server virtualization is an enabler for cloud computing. In addition, what the broader industry terms 'private clouds' fall under the purview of our CET definition because this technology is installed, delivered and consumed on-premises, and is not hosted by a third party. However, the CET tools included in this analysis are commonly leveraged by cloud providers to create the cloud environments they offer as a service.
The company has overhauled its datacenter power management software to focus on workload migration and cost analysis in hybrid IT environments, and developed additional tools to help enterprise customers model the cost benefits of migrating workloads to the cloud.
The software veteran is looking to strengthen its position in the vibrant but crowded DIY data-prep sector with Swarm, its new cloud service that takes cues from social media and enables various participants in the data management process to share and collaborate in a web-based environment.
Vendors that are taking a centralized approach to IT data collection, analytics or both have been shaping the conversation around performance monitoring. Scale, openness and advanced analytics are key elements in IT operations analytics tools.
A spinoff from managed infrastructure service provider Alliant Technologies, Red Forge claims that it can address the hardest parts of IT modernization with software. It says it offers a simpler approach to install, operate and manage IT infrastructure.
The young IT operations data analytics vendor applies machine-learning techniques comprehensively in a way we think makes the offering very easy to implement and use. However, Loom's approach to the market as an add-on may prove a roadblock for some potential customers.
Even after a recent record tech M&A run, dealmakers still had ambitious shopping plans in 2016. Across the globe, tech acquirers announced $500bn worth of transactions in the just-completed year, ranking 2016 as the second-highest annual total since the internet bubble burst. More than any other year, 2016 saw an expansion of buyers beyond the 'usual suspects,' as old-line companies got caught up in transforming their businesses through M&A.
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