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AWS AppFabric Teaches Us an Important Lesson About the App Ecosystem

AWS AppFabric Teaches Us an Important Lesson About the App Ecosystem

Security and ecosystem integration. These concepts are at the core of app productivity, and the leading cloud providers are looking to streamline both. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are all developing an interconnected ecosystem of apps, however, the process is complex and requires suitable security and model app compatibility. Across all three cloud services, the approach has been varied, with one really highlighting key aspects of these new app ecosystems. 

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Solutions to Security Concerns

Every major player in the cloud and app space has taken their own approach to building a solution. The goal is to develop a means of achieving SaaS application connectivity without hindering productivity or security. While some cloud providers are laying a foundation by developing in-house solutions, others are approaching existing apps that can achieve the interconnectivity and security they need.

AppFabric today handles a specific set of apps but doesn’t cover the whole security threat landscape. That’s where AppFabric’s top customers come in. Its SIEM customers cover one data plane for complete security coverage and to prevent complex attacks that are prevalent. Though Amazon’s SaaS applications are well protected, there still remains the issue of an efficient means of connecting app environments. For that, Amazon created its own no-code bridge. 

Amazon’s Safe Connection Between SaaS Applications

While Amazon’s work with security companies is building our frameworks, there’s still concern over safely connecting apps. By building a connection between apps, a cloud service is able to run automated tasks for a more efficient ecosystem. Not only is this better for the end-user experience, but it can also lower operational costs and enhance overall efficiency. 

Google Cloud Provider (GCP) has experienced a lot of growth in a short period, emphasizing an immediate need for such a solution. While GCP is working through its growth spurt, though, AWS is a more mature cloud service that has turned to AppFabric to align with the security measures provided by CrowdStrike. AWS AppFabric enhances the current security model by improving SaaS visibility and allowing administrators to customize alerts, policies, and user access.

AWS AppFabric’s operational efficiency shines a light on the problems existing beyond cybersecurity. The development of a working app ecosystem requires a dynamic approach that emphasizes security, app connectivity, and automated task facilitation, and AWS AppFabric provides all three. This ecosystem, while still requiring tools to detect suspicious activity, has the potential to disrupt the market for business application efficiency.

As effective as AWS AppFabric is, though, Microsoft has built something of its own to manage its influx of users and connected apps. Microsoft Suite is used by many enterprise users due to its simple integration, and it’s looking to improve its cybersecurity efforts with Zscaler, a cloud security company based out of San Jose, CA. 

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App Ecosystems in a Cloud-Based World

So much of the world today is connected to a cloud, and the major players overseeing these digital spaces are still finetuning their app ecosystems. While the cloud is currently not short on capabilities, the work of Amazon, Google, and Microsoft is enhancing their digital ecosystems to develop a space where their apps can thrive without concerns of security or efficient interconnectivity. 

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