Cost control & better compliance management in multi-cloud environments

November 9, 2022

EfficientIP introduces latest DDI solution: New tools Cloud Observer and Network Object Manager extend DDI solution offering

EfficientIP, the French specialist in DDI security and automation (DNS, DHCP, IPAM), announced the launch of Cloud Observer and Network Object Manager. The latest version of its DDI solution, SOLIDserver 8.2, adds these two products to the existing portfolio. The aim is to enable companies to better record, monitor and consolidate their multi-cloud environments. This in turn forms an important basis for enabling automation and offering customers agility and operational efficiency.

EfficientIP’s Cloud Observer helps organisations discover, track and consolidate cloud instances and associated network information across multiple cloud providers. These include, in particular, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, VMware and AWS. Cloud Observer discovers and provides unified access to various cloud instance and network information and properties, including but not limited to CPU, disk space, storage space, and IP addresses. A single window of information provides customers with the analysed data to improve cost control, reporting and auditing. In addition, with the ability to track different instances in different clouds, customers can now optimise both risk management and compliance with better and more accurate data. The latest version also provides a unified management platform to check the status of virtual systems that are running and no longer in use. This can ensure comprehensive visibility and eliminate potential security threats, including shadow IT and many others.

“Due to the rapid proliferation of multi-cloud environments, large enterprises today face increased security risks, cost pressures and resource issues, while suffering from a lack of governance and visibility,” said Norman Girard, CEO of EfficientIP. “We’re proud that our latest solution provides customers with analytics and valuable insights into their cloud instances and associated networks to address these challenges.”

SOLIDserver 8.2 will also see the launch of EfficientIP’s Network Object Manager. This tool provides organisations with a centralised source of information about their network data. With this product, virtual and physical devices can be inventoried to easily model and visualise network topologies. The data can also be shared with other systems to enable automation of end-to-end management processes. Network and security implementations can be performed automatically in a single process, and customers can design and prepare new network topologies.

According to Gartner analysts, 85% of infrastructure and operations managers who do not have full automation in place expect automation to increase, and that 60% of data centre network configuration activities will be automated by 2023. Therefore, the need for solutions that enable automation and compliance in multi-cloud environments is critical.

“In today’s digital world, automation will be the norm, not the exception. That’s why it’s important that our DDI solution enables automation for our customers,” says Norman Girard. “Businesses need agility and operational efficiency when it comes to their multi-cloud environments. Our solution helps customers plan, build and automate their networks to ensure flexibility and a single source of information for effective operations management.”

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