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.
Business Wire | October 17, 2023
CoreSite, a leading hybrid IT solutions provider and subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT) (“American Tower”), announced it will launch valuable enhancements to its CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange(OCX), the company’s leading software-defined networking platform, to deliver faster AWS Direct Connect Hosted Connections of up to 50 gigabits per second (Gbps). The new OCX capabilities will further enable businesses to support the next wave of high-bandwidth, low-latency hybrid applications such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and digital media production.
AWS Direct Connect is a networking service that provides an alternative to using the internet to connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Using AWS Direct Connect, data that would have previously been transported over the internet is delivered through a private network connection between a customer’s facilities and AWS. Leveraging the 25G and 50G Hosted Connections, businesses will be able to ensure smooth and reliable data transfers at massive scale for real-time analysis, rapid data processing or broadcast media processing. Businesses deploying complex, data-intense workloads will also benefit from the simplified process offered through the OCX to rapidly scale network capacity between the enterprise edge and cloud providers. The OCX capabilities will allow clients to effortlessly scale their network to meet current and future business needs while reducing their operating expenses.
As businesses look to AI and other data-intense applications to gain competitive edge, they need a platform capable of supporting high-density power, high-performance compute and low-latency cloud interconnection, said Juan Font, President and CEO of CoreSite, SVP of U.S. Tower. We are delighted to be working with AWS to deliver faster virtual connections to our customers to enable them to compete in today’s always-on digital economy.
CoreSite, an American Tower company (NYSE: AMT), provides hybrid IT solutions that empower enterprises, cloud, network, and IT service providers to monetize and future-proof their digital business. Our highly interconnected data center campuses offer a native digital supply chain featuring direct cloud onramps to enable our customers to build customized hybrid IT infrastructure and accelerate digital transformation. For more than 20 years, CoreSite’s team of technical experts has partnered with customers to optimize operations, elevate customer experience, dynamically scale, and leverage data to gain competitive edge. For more information, visit CoreSite.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Business Wire | November 03, 2023
Sysdig, the leader in cloud security powered by runtime insights, today released at SANS CyberFest 2023 the 5/5/5 Benchmark for Cloud Detection and Response, a new framework that outlines how quickly organizations should detect, triage, and respond to attacks in the cloud. Operating securely in the cloud requires a mindset shift in regard to time, and with that, cloud security programs need to hold themselves to a modernized benchmark: five seconds to detect, five minutes to correlate insights and understand what’s happening, and five additional minutes to respond. Recent findings by the Sysdig Threat Research Team published in the 2023 Global Cloud Threat Report note that, after discovering an exploitable target, malicious actors require less than 10 minutes to execute an attack.
Cloud attacks are swift and sophisticated, requiring robust threat detection and response programs that move at the speed of the cloud. On-premises attacks take 16 days on average and antiquated frameworks challenge security teams to respond to a breach within 60 minutes, which is simply insufficient for the cloud. Bad actors are exploiting the automation and scale of the cloud, along with new techniques, to accelerate all stages of an attack and inflict damage within minutes. The 5/5/5 Benchmark guides organizations to detect and respond to cloud attacks faster than adversaries can complete them.
Detect threats within five seconds.Organizations should be able to gather detection signals from their cloud security tools in real time to ensure visibility into ephemeral assets.
Correlate and triage within five minutes.Teams should be able to gather full context for all correlated signals within five minutes of receiving the first relevant alert.
Initiate a response within five minutes.Organizations should be able to initiate a tactical response within five minutes of confirming that an attack is in progress.
What people are saying
People are always looking for security metrics, especially when the industry evolves into new operating models. We have plenty of 'best practices,' but no real way to quantify cloud security agility — until now, said Anna Belak, Director, Office of Cybersecurity Strategy at Sysdig. The 5/5/5 Benchmark, built in partnership with our customers, industry analysts, and the Sysdig Threat Research Team, sets a new standard for operating securely in the cloud.
“As organizations move to the cloud, traditional on-premises security standards become outdated and too slow. In the cloud, both innovation and attacks happen quickly – companies need security tools, processes, and standards designed to operate at the speed of cloud-native environments,” said Phil Bues, Research Manager for IDC Cloud Security.
“I don’t want to know 15 minutes after someone breached my system. I need to know instantly so that we can shut it down before the blast radius expands,” said Kuldeep Tomar, Head of Information Security at India’s leading digital skill games company and 5/5/5 Benchmark Advisor. “To move at the necessary speed, you need to not only be alerted to the right things, but also respond appropriately. Having a benchmark gives us a goal to hold ourselves to.”
In the cloud, every second counts. Attacks move at warp speed, and security teams must protect the business without slowing it down. Sysdig stops cloud attacks in real time, instantly detecting changes in risk with runtime insights and open source Falco. Sysdig correlates signals across cloud workloads, identities, and services to uncover hidden attack paths and prioritize real risk. From prevention to defense, Sysdig helps enterprises focus on what matters: innovation. Sysdig. Secure Every Second.