Logicworks Expands Functionality of Cloud Automation Platform for AWS

Expanded functionality in DevOps platform runs and automates applications directly in Amazon Web Services.

LogicWorks

Cloud automation and managed services provider Logicworks is now offering users a fast track to infrastructure-as-code in the Amazon Web Services cloud with new tools it released for general availability on May 25.

Infrastructure-as-code is another way to describe IaaS, or infrastructure-as-a-service, which has become a huge trend since the cloud went mainstream for a majority of enterprises several years ago.

Logicworks' DevOps tools for running applications on its second-generation Central Automation Platform in the AWS cloud include features such as scalability, self-healing and cost management.  These enhancements are already being used by hundreds of clients who run cloud-based health care and financial applications, Logicworks said.

New York-based Logicworks has deployed hundreds of cloud automation engagements for customers throughout the world, using its automated software platform to make sense of and deliver business benefits from the extraordinary array of public cloud services now available.

Automates Enforcement of Policies

The Central Automation Platform rigidly enforces enterprise IT compliance, cost management and security, Logicworks said.  Customer engagements typically include upfront assessment of technical, operational and economic impacts of cloud adoption, then proceed to fully managed infrastructure and CI/CD integration for automated code deployment pipelines, the company said.

New functions include:

Cloud security and compliance: Logicworks has integrated the new service AWS Simple Systems Manager (SSM) into its automation platform, allowing for automated patching workflows, vulnerability scans and secure, auditable execution of changes within the environment.

Smart environment scaling: Logicworks Central Automation Platform can go beyond standard tooling to orchestrate more efficient and reliable scaling events. It can scale down deployed but not-in-use infrastructure as well as perform other requisite tasks. These may include notifying a user or service, removing the scaled-back components from monitoring, taking last-minute snapshots so as not to lose work, or simply logging the event for historical purposes.

Cloud assessment and design: Using software analysis coupled with expert solutions architect reviews, Logicworks produces an architecture design along with remediation recommendations for customer environments.  Customers can choose to deploy the design themselves or further engage Logicworks to ensure a scalable secure environment.

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