Jul 21, 2020

Auth0’s cloud-based cybersecurity identity platform

Auth0
Cybersecurity
identity
Cloud
William Smith
2 min
Auth0 is a Bellevue, Washington-based provider of an identity management platform specifically built for development teams
Auth0 is a Bellevue, Washington-based provider of an identity management platform specifically built for development teams...

Auth0 is a Bellevue, Washington-based provider of an identity management platform specifically built for development teams.

As digital transformation spreads further and wider, it is crucial for companies to control access to ever more complex systems.

Accordingly, the company touts its capacity to work with any existing technology stack, and its ease of implementation thanks to SDKs and Quickstarts for any language and framework.

Features include universal login screens, single sign on, multi-factor authentication and user management capabilities for administrators.

Its customers include the likes of Atlassian, Siemens, AMD and Mazda, and Auth0 has won awards including inclusion on Forbes Cloud 100 and Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

Since its foundation in 2013, the company has raised over $330mn from seven funding rounds. Its latest Series F saw the company raise $120mn from lead investor Salesforce Ventures, alongside WiL, Trinity Ventures, Telstra Ventures, Sapphire Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, Meritech Capital Partners, K9 Ventures, DTCP and Bessemer Venture Partners.

In a press release, Eugenio Pace, CEO, and co-founder of Auth0, said: “Achieving a Series F round of funding is an incredible milestone for our company, and we could not be more grateful to our new and existing investors for their support. Nearly every app and service relies on secure authentication and seamless user experience. Our year-over-year growth is reflective of the persistent problem that our technology is solving, and we are so proud to be part of our customers’ journey.”

The company said it would use the funds for innovation and market expansion.

“Auth0 is a leader in the large, fast-growing identity management market and has shown tremendous growth at scale,” said John Somorjai, EVP, Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures at Salesforce. “Auth0’s expertise in end-to-end identity products is well-aligned with Salesforce's Customer 360 platform. We look forward to supporting their growth with this new strategic investment from Salesforce Ventures to drive further innovation for customers.”

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May 12, 2021

Confluent announces new private cloud building platform

Cloud
Data
Technology
Digital
2 min
Confluent launches its Kubernetes platform, providing developers a cloud-native data streaming experience within private cloud infrastructure

Confluent, a platform that sets data in motion, today announced Confluent for Kubernetes, the first platform purpose-built to bring cloud-native capabilities to data streams in private infrastructures.

Confluent for Kubernetes allows platform teams to bring much of the same cloud-native experience found within Confluent Cloud to their self-managed environments while enabling operations teams to retain control of their data and infrastructure. As a cloud-native solution, Confluent for Kubernetes helps achieve faster time-to-value and reduce operational burdens with a fully elastic and scalable cloud-native experience in private infrastructure.

“To compete in the digital realm, organisations need to quickly deliver personalised customer experiences and real-time operations, which are only possible with access to data from all environments and cloud-native advantages,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Product and Engineering Officer, Confluent.

“For organisations that need to operate on-premises, we’re bringing the benefits of cloud computing to their private infrastructure with Confluent for Kubernetes. Now, any company can build a private cloud service to move data across their business regardless of its environment.”

 

How can Confluent for Kubernetes help?

Organisations who are transitioning to the cloud or who need to keep workloads on-premises can use Confluent for Kubernetes’ cloud-native capabilities, including a declarative API to deploy and operate Confluent. According to the company, the platform also makes moving applications to the public cloud easier by ‘seamlessly migrating workloads to wherever your business needs them with the ability to connect and share data with Confluent Cloud’.

  • Enhanced reliability – As a cloud-native system, Confluent for Kubernetes detects if a process fails and will automatically restart processes or reschedule as necessary. Automated rack awareness spreads replicas of a partition across different racks, improving the availability of your brokers and limiting the risk of data loss.

  • Automated elasticity – Meet changing business demands with the ability to scale up using API-driven operations. The platform will automatically generate configurations, schedule and run new broker processes, and ensure data is balanced across brokers so that clusters can be efficiently utilised.

  • Simplified infrastructure management – Confluent for Kubernetes extends the Kubernetes API, enabling organisations to define the desired high-level state of clusters rather than manage all the low-level details. This infrastructure-as-code approach reduces the operational burden and achieves a faster time to value, while enhancing security with standards that can be easily and consistently deployed across an organisation.

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