Business Wire | October 06, 2023
DigitalOcean Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DOCN), the cloud for startups and SMBs, today announced the launch of Scalable Storage for DigitalOcean PostgreSQL and MySQL Managed Databases, which enables small and medium-sized businesses to only pay for the data resources they need, preventing cloud underutilization and optimizing customer spend. With this new offering, DigitalOcean customers can increase the disk storage of their Managed Databases without needing to change compute and memory to meet higher data utilization demands.
As businesses continue to grow and face ever-increasing customer demands, they need a database solution that can seamlessly scale alongside them, said Megan Wood, Chief Strategy & Product Officer at DigitalOcean. DigitalOcean’s portfolio is tailored to meet the needs of startups and tech entrepreneurs, enabling them with flexible and cost-effective solutions like Scalable Storage. With this new offering, businesses can easily accommodate dynamic database storage requirements and expand their data footprint with confidence, making it easier to grow in the cloud.
Almost all businesses require a database that can scale to meet their needs, whether it’s an AI company storing voice recordings to train their large language model or an e-commerce website keeping inventory data up to date. For startups and SMBs with limited resources, the ability to have flexible and affordable storage options is also critical. Scalable Storage gives users the flexibility to add storage to MySQL and PostgreSQL Managed Databases at cost-effective prices with minimal friction and downtime. With a variety of shared and dedicated configuration plans, DigitalOcean customers can benefit from more customizable options that better fit their businesses.
Add disk storage without adding compute and memory: Through this offering, users can add disk storage in 10 GB increments each priced at $2/month to meet constantly shifting demand without needing to increase compute and memory. Customers at different user levels can make changes to their disk storage capacity through various ways of interactions, including the Cloud Console or via API, allowing for a simpler and more intuitive experience.
Greater disk storage capacity: All Managed Database plans come with a range of disk storage options beginning with a minimum amount that customers can increase from two to five times the starting amount. With storage capacity now up to 15 TB, users can future-proof their databases by helping to ensure they can handle the largest of database production workloads.
Monitoring to optimize costs: Customers can scale compute, memory, and storage when it matters most by monitoring utilization data and setting alerts. By only paying for the database compute and storage resources needed, businesses can continue to optimize costs while maintaining peak performance.
Alongside DigitalOcean Scalable Storage, DigitalOcean has been making investments in its product and infrastructure offerings to provide peace of mind, increased productivity, and more affordable solutions for SMBs and startups.
DigitalOcean simplifies cloud computing so builders and businesses can spend more time creating software that changes the world. With its mission-critical infrastructure and fully managed offerings, DigitalOcean helps developers at startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rapidly build, deploy and scale, whether creating a digital presence or building digital products. DigitalOcean combines the power of simplicity, security, community and customer support so customers can spend less time managing their infrastructure and more time building innovative applications that drive business growth. For more information, visit digitalocean.com.
Cloud App Management
Couchbase | October 09, 2023
Couchbase, Inc. has earned a spot on Battery Ventures' 2023 list of the highest-rated cloud computing companies to work for. Battery Ventures, a technology-focused investment firm, compiled this ranking using feedback from Glassdoor. Couchbase secured the ninth position among the top 25 B2B cloud computing companies, boasting an impressive overall company ranking of 4.45 compared to Glassdoor's broader average of 3.7.
The recognition is based on employee-reported satisfaction levels at work, highlighting Couchbase's commitment to fostering a values-driven organization. Fidelma Butler, Chief People Officer at Couchbase, emphasized the company's mission to simplify modern application development and expressed gratitude for the dedicated team that contributes to Couchbase's positive workplace environment.
Couchbase has also received other recent workplace awards, including the UK's Best Workplaces in Tech 2022 and Fortune's Best Workplaces in the Bay Area 2022. The company remains dedicated to building an engaged, diverse, and inclusive global team.
Neeraj Agrawal, a cloud-computing investor and Battery general partner, commended the companies on the list for maintaining strong corporate cultures during challenging times in the tech industry and shifting workplace norms post-COVID. Brandon Gleklen, a Battery principal, stressed the importance of company culture in attracting top talent and staying competitive.
To make the 2023 list, a cloud company had to receive a minimum of 30 company reviews on Glassdoor between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. For public companies, the criteria included being listed on a U.S.-based stock exchange and having a total enterprise value of at least $500 million as of the end of Q2, 2023.
Couchbase, founded in 2009 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, is a software development company specializing in NoSQL, document-oriented, key-value, mobile databases, SQL, cloud databases, and DBaaS. It aims to simplify application development and deployment through its cloud database platform, Capella. Over 30% of Fortune 100 companies trust Couchbase to power their modern applications, delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Cloud Deployment Models
LightEdge | October 12, 2023
LightEdge, a prominent cloud and colocation provider, introduces its robust cloud offering, LightEdge Cloud. This cloud solution blends the flexibility of public clouds with private cloud-grade security, incorporating robust connectivity options and compliance expertise for heavily regulated industries. It comes with a 100% uptime guarantee and round-the-clock performance monitoring by a dedicated team of cloud engineers. LightEdge Cloud offers a secure and customizable enterprise cloud experience, emphasizing co-management and transparency.
Jim Masterson, the CEO of LightEdge, emphasized that the LightEdge Cloud provides support for any enterprise workload with a scalable, transparent, and, most importantly, highly secure solution.
Key features of LightEdge Cloud:
Managed by experienced data center and cloud engineers for proactive performance maintenance.
Transparent pricing with no hidden costs, including data egress fees and per-IP charges.
Compatibility with various enterprise workloads, such as VMware-based, IBM-based, and container-based workloads
Integration with VMware Cloud Director for enhanced transparency and management
Enhanced security features include microsegmentation, a virtual firewall, DDoS protection, and load balancing.
Supported by LightEdge's secure, redundant network developed over 25 years.
Dale Dawson, the VP of Product at LightEdge, emphasized that the LightEdge Cloud offers identical advantages to any public cloud but at a more cost-effective and transparent price point, with a complete team of cloud experts prepared to intervene when necessary.
LightEdge Cloud provides a secure platform for enterprise workloads, supported by cloud infrastructure and management solutions from VMware and Dell Technologies. Co-management may limit independence, and competition with established cloud providers may pose challenges. Performance and scalability should be evaluated against larger platforms.
LightEdge Cloud offers robust security, 100% uptime, transparent pricing, and compatibility with various enterprise workloads, making it attractive for regulated industries. Proactive maintenance, integration with VMware Cloud Director, and a secure network boost reliability.
LightEdge, founded in 1996, is a trusted provider of secure cloud and colocation services, with a strong emphasis on security, observability, and compliance. Serving over 1,300 clients, the company offers tailored public cloud solutions and simplifies multi-cloud environments. With a focus on reducing complexity and enhancing security, LightEdge allows clients to allocate resources to innovation over maintenance.
Cloud App Development
Business Wire | October 04, 2023
LogRhythm, the company helping security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights, today announced its 6th consecutive quarterly release and the one-year anniversary of its groundbreaking cloud-native SaaS SIEM platform, LogRhythm Axon. This quarterly release introduces significant enhancements and expansion to Axon and the full suite of LogRhythm solutions, underscoring the company's commitment to continuous innovation in the global cybersecurity landscape.
"In a dynamic and ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape, LogRhythm is obsessed with delivering value our customers care about,” said Chris O’Malley, CEO of LogRhythm. “As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of Axon's launch, customer satisfaction is our first priority, guiding every decision we make. We believe that by driving continuous improvements in innovation delivery rooted in well understood customer needs, we can empower our product users to navigate the complex world of cybersecurity with confidence and efficiency."
SOC Efficiency and Streamlined Analyst Workflows
LogRhythm’s latest Axon release rounds out the ability to seamlessly detect, investigate, and respond to potential threats within a security operations center. With the foundation of incident response, security teams can now leverage Axon to automate team workflows through case management. Case management enables analysts to automatically create cases that enable investigative workflows to track responses to threats, thus mitigating duplication of efforts and optimizing threat mitigation strategies. In addition, Axon’s new Signal Replay feature enables SOC teams to test analytics rules to ensure detections are optimized for their environment.
Continuing the effort to advance SOC efficiency, LogRhythm SIEM now provides seamless integration of log source onboarding through centralized management. This enhanced SIEM capability eliminates the need for administrators to navigate several servers and UIs to complete onboarding, thereby streamlining workflows through a single interface, increasing productivity, and reducing the administrative process in half.
Bridging the Skills Gap
LogRhythm continues to address the industry-wide skills gap by providing features that enhance the productivity and onboarding processes for security analysts. The new in-product resource centers for both LogRhythm SIEM and LogRhythm Axon equip security teams with tools they need to quickly understand how to best utilize the platforms and realize a faster time to value. This comprehensive resource hub provides quick access to tutorials, documentation, release information, and the LogRhythm Community for support from the security community.
LogRhythm Expands Cloud-Native SIEM Platform to APAC
LogRhythm is also pleased to announce the successful expansion of their LogRhythm Axon SIEM platform to the APAC region. With a new instance in Australia, LogRhythm Axon’s cloud-native SIEM will be available to provide customers with a flexible solution to strengthen security operations and ensure comprehensive protection.
In partnership with Seamless Intelligence, LogRhythm’s partner of the year in Australia, a managed services layer will also be available for LogRhythm Axon customers. “LogRhythm Axon significantly advances what customers can and should expect from a cloud-native SaaS SIEM platform. We’ve been impressed with its platform design and architecture, as well as the continuous pace of innovation,” said Chris Bolan, Managing Director of Seamless Intelligence. “Our Axon managed services are being developed to take advantage of the platform’s capabilities and to provide our clients with the world-class cybersecurity solution and services needed to keep their organizations safe.”
Additional enhancements with LogRhythm SIEM, LogRhythm NDR and LogRhythm Axon solutions released in this quarterly rollout include:
User anomaly detection for improbable travel allows protection against abnormal access attempts into an organization's environment.
New case management feature automates incident response and investigative workflows, helping SOC teams delegate resources, prioritize their work and improve efficiency. Cases and email notifications can be automatically created or sent when an analytic rule is triggered, indicating an event requires immediate attention.
Ability to search common events allows analysts to find relevant security events across different vendors’ log sources without having prior knowledge of the underlying log structure.
New signal replay enhances threat detection development process by allowing testing for analytics rules to ensure they are fine-tuned and optimized for their environment.
Streamlined onboarding of Beats and Open Collectors, a collection of LogRhythm services that gather and normalize data from various cloud providers, in a single location to cut the workflow in half.
Enhanced API log source onboarding for easier management of Open Collectors and Beats.
Expanded library of supported log sources and parsing for improved correlation and analysis.
In-product Resource Center for access to tutorials, announcements, docs, and support.
IP Behind Load Balancer Tracking for faster triage capabilities when responding to incidents.
Enhanced model output contextualization to empower quicker action to threats as relevant information is readily available.
In addition to LogRhythm's commitment to innovation and seamless cybersecurity solutions, Novacoast has also emerged as the first Axon services provider for LogRhythm's customer base. Novacoast's expertise in delivering innovative cybersecurity services adds a new layer of value to the already impressive suite of LogRhythm Axon capabilities.
“This strategic partnership reflects the platform's efficacy and flexibility in enhancing security programs across diverse environments,” said Jonathan Poon, CISO at Novacoast. “As LogRhythm continues to adapt its Axon offerings to address customer requirements, we are proud to be part of this evolution, propelling the cybersecurity landscape forward. Together, we are addressing industry needs and setting the standard for security services.”
LogRhythm helps security teams stop breaches by turning disconnected data and signals into trustworthy insights. From connecting the dots across diverse log and threat intelligence sources to using sophisticated machine learning that spots suspicious anomalies in network traffic and user behavior, LogRhythm accurately pinpoints cyberthreats and empowers professionals to respond with speed and efficiency.
With cloud-native and self-hosted deployment flexibility, out-of-the-box integrations, and advisory services, LogRhythm makes it easy to realize value quickly and adapt to an ever-evolving threat landscape. Together, LogRhythm and our customers confidently monitor, detect, investigate, and respond to cyberattacks. Learn more at logrhythm.com.