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Start-up launches AWS Cloud Management Tool

Gartner Inc., a research firm, noted in a new report that Amazon Web Services Inc.’s (AWS) offerings are complex and varied. They also offer rapid service introductions. This makes it easy for enterprises to seek professional assistance to optimize their use.
Gartner stated in a Magic Quadrant report that less-sophisticated customers might become overwhelmed by the number of options available. Training and third-party assistance are highly recommended. It also stated that customers must actively seek out the sales and solution architecture engagements they need to succeed. This may require professional services and not just support.
Fugue Inc., a start-up, yesterday announced what it calls an industry first: a “next generation system for automating cloud infrastructure management and continuously managing it.”
This tool is currently only available for AWS, but support for other cloud providers will be added in the future. It’s not surprising since AWS is the leading cloud service vendor, and Fugue management includes AWS veterans.
Yesterday, Fugue was quoted as saying that Fugue is the foundation layer for cloud-based enterprise applications platforms. It allows developers to program and manage their entire cloud infrastructure across network, storage, and compute. Fugue automates the enforcement and compliance policies, as well as change control, after the cloud infrastructure has been created.
Fugue’s nameake product, according to the company’s Web site, helps enterprises “use pre-built AWS best practice to migrate new workloads or optimize management of existing workloads with efficiency. Fugue is easy to use and can be integrated into your AWS account. It also works with existing applications, toolchains, and workflows.
The Fugue system’s key components include Ludwig, a modular and statically typed programming language that can be used to declare cloud infrastructure as code, the Fugue Conductor, which is used to automate cloud infrastructure operations, and the Fugue CLI, which is a command-line tool for initiating processes.
The Fugue product website states that the Fugue Conductor runs in an instance within your cloud account. It also runs within its own isolated network which it creates. It has no open ports, and outbound communications are only with cloud provider APIs.
Yesterday’s news release by Fugue provided more information about the company’s new offering. It was described in the context a new era emphasizing containers, serverless computing, and immutable infrastructure. It also explained how it works with AWS.
The company stated that Amazon Web Services (AWS), a cloud service provider, abstracts the underlying IT infrastructure to provide services programmers leverage to run their applications. Fugue acts as a layer between the cloud, the services that further automate deployment and management of middleware and databases, and other services that support application development. Fugue is easy to use and integrates well with existing tools and practices. It simplifies configuration management, container orchestration and CI/CD workflows.
The company will host a Webinar on Sept. 13 to introduce its new product. In the meantime, it invites interested companies to schedule a demonstration of its technology.