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Cloud / January 18, 2017

CME Group Moves to the Cloud with the Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS

It looks as though our soothsaying CTO Shehzad Merchant got it right—with some of his 2017 cloud predictions already coming true. As he estimated, not only are companies contemplating the opportunity the cloud presents, but they are officially announcing their intentions to make the move and bring on-premise applications into the cloud for better performance and security.

Most recently, the CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, has announced its shift into Amazon Web Services (AWS), using Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS—a first-of-its-kind solution that delivers pervasive visibility to data-in-motion within the exchange’s Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

The Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS gives CME Group consistent insight and access across its infrastructure to manage workloads and applications as it scales to the cloud. To put it briefly, no matter where its infrastructure is—on premise or in the cloud—the company’s cloud architects, security operations, and DevOps teams get the same deep visibility to perform content inspection and secure their mission-critical workloads. They now have a standardized means to access network traffic in an AWS VPC as well as send traffic from Amazon EC2’s to multiple tools on demand—a brand-new capability.

As Kevin Kometer, Chief Information Officer for CME Group said, “One of CME Group’s top priorities is ensuring we are ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting the integrity of our data. The Gigamon Visibility Platform allows us to benefit from the cost efficiencies and security of a cloud solution, while standardizing our solutions across our cloud and on-premise solutions.”

Gigamon’s mission is to help organizations implement a complete cloud visibility strategy that lets them take full advantage of the computing and economic benefits of migrating mission-critical applications and workloads in a hybrid world. And with Gigamon’s Visibility Platform on AWS, enterprises gain increased visibility in hybrid clouds; the same level of visibility they can currently achieve in their on-premise data centers and with the ability to use the same security tools in both environments.

Visit our solutions page to learn more about the Gigamon Visibility Platform on AWS and how it helps organizations like CME Group manage, secure, and understand what matters across their network environments.

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