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BDNA to Launch Cloud Asset Insights to Optimize Cloud Management for Amazon EC2 Deployments

BDNA, the leader in delivering the most trusted and comprehensive technology asset information, announced today an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop BDNA Cloud Asset Insights, a unique, new solution that provides discovery and normalization for commercial software assets deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Cloud Asset Insights offers a comprehensive view of software assets for improved cloud management and enables organizations to accelerate business transformation. 

Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Using Amazon EC2, companies can launch as many or as few virtual servers as needed, configure security and networking, and manage storage.

BDNA Cloud Asset Insights collects, normalizes, enriches and reports on software assets residing on Amazon EC2 instances as well as the instance details. The solution can also capture short-lived or ephemeral instances and the software running on them. Cloud Asset Insights reduces operational cost and financial risk to simplify cloud management by providing greater insight and transparency into asset technology spend and opportunities in the cloud. Data enriched with market intelligence provides clean, accurate and relevant data to drive business decisions.

"We're delighted to release Cloud Asset Insights for AWS," BDNA President Walker White said. "By optimizing visibility of assets on the cloud, this new capability will help companies lower their audit risk and improve application governance on AWS. They will also have higher confidence reporting through tight integration with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager to capture information even on short-lived instances."

Cloud Asset Insights:

  • Collects software asset data on Amazon EC2 instances
  • Identifies Amazon EC2 instance type and characteristics
  • Delivers normalized, enriched asset inventory information
  • Has rapid ROI through service-based deployment and reporting

"The Amazon EC2 Systems Manager team partnered with BDNA to provide asset discovery by leveraging native Amazon EC2 capabilities," said Siva Padisetty, director of System Management Services, Amazon EC2 systems manager, Amazon Web Services, Inc. "BDNA's Cloud Asset Insights solution, integrated with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, will simplify the end-to-end experience for our mutual enterprise customers who want to maintain control and compliance over software assets."

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Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:13 AM by David Marshall
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