Hazelcast Announces Managed Service for Simplified Management of Multi-Cloud and Cloud-to-Edge Applications
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 31, 2020 – Hazelcast announced the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise on Amazon Web Services (AWS), a low-latency deployment of Hazelcast software as a managed service designed to improve the performance, security and ease of management of cloud-based applications. Featuring built-in security and a cloud-agnostic architecture, Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise exceeds the speed, scale, security, and high-availability capabilities of existing commoditized cloud data store services today, especially for large-scale enterprise deployments.
According to recent research1 in collaboration with Intel, IT decision-makers identified cloud application performance (40%) as the number one opportunity to unlock profits, with financial services (49%), telecommunications (42%) and e-commerce (40%) ranking it the highest among verticals surveyed. However, security (97%) and performance (90%) were cited as two of the top challenges when migrating to the cloud.
“Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise enables organizations to easily scale resources and deliver the performance necessary to support microservices and mission-critical business applications, especially those focused on enhancing the customer experience,” said Enes Akar, CTO for Hazelcast Cloud. “With the availability of Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, we now offer simplicity, scalability and freedom for organizations to develop their applications in a manner that can be deployed where they best serve the end-user, whether that is AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud or on-premises.”
In-Memory Computing as a Service
Hazelcast maintains both the software and cloud infrastructure, enabling rapid uptime and freeing customers to focus on developing innovative, business-critical applications. Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise runs the Hazelcast IMDG Enterprise HD edition, providing customers with advanced features that include high-density scale, over-the-wire encryption and replication/failover capabilities that safeguard against single-zone failures.
“While the financial model of the cloud is attractive, for many mission-critical applications it presents an unacceptable tradeoff due to the negative business impact of application performance degradation,” said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Hazelcast. “With Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise, customers now gain the winning combination of the cloud financial model coupled with the required application performance and maximum resilience for business continuity.”
Beyond Single-Zone High Availability
Business continuity is dependent upon access to data, even during a hardware or network failure. To safeguard against potential outages and maintain high availability, Hazelcast IMDG offers both intra-cluster and WAN replication to create redundancy and avoid single points of failure. With WAN replication in the underlying software, Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise will soon enable businesses to replicate data across geographically dispersed locations, including multiple zones, multiple cloud vendors and on-premises data centers. The result is a reliable and simplified platform that shortens the development and deployment cycle for multi-cloud, hybrid cloud and cloud-to-edge applications.
With data security being a never-ending battle, Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise features built-in security to safeguard against potential breaches. In addition to secure connectivity features in AWS, such as VPC Peering and PrivateLink, Hazelcast encrypts transmission between all nodes and connected clients to retain complete data privacy. Even Hazelcast administrators do not have access to any customer data.
Availability and Cloud Spends
Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and is SOC2 Type 1 compliant, with Type 2 expected by the end of the year. The service is expected to be available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure later this year.
Purchasing Hazelcast Cloud Enterprise through the respective cloud’s marketplace can count against any contractual spend with that provider. The managed service is also available directly from Hazelcast and interested parties can contact their local sales representative for more information.
(1) “Infinity Data” by Hazelcast and Intel, November 2019
About Hazelcast, Inc.
Hazelcast delivers the in-memory computing platform that empowers Global 2000 enterprises to achieve ultra-fast application performance – at any scale. Built for low-latency data processing, Hazelcast’s cloud-native in-memory data store and event stream processing software technologies are trusted by leading companies such as JPMorgan Chase, Charter Communications, Ellie Mae, UBS and National Australia Bank to accelerate data-centric applications.