2ndWatch Report reveals security tools are most popular on AWS. As an original partner of Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), and a specialist in helping enterprises migrate to the cloud, 2ndWatch has unique insight into AWS usage trends. It shared this report which revealed that security tools were the most requested third-party purchase. The data it collected from 75,000+ AWS instances was used by the Seattle company to compile a usage report detailing the most popular AWS products, instance type, regions, and so forth. In a blog post, Jeff Aden, a company executive, stated that cloud-based security products topped the list for most-purchased third-party products for AWS deployments. “The top four products included Alert Logic Log Manager, Alert Logic Threat Manager, AlienVault Unified Security Management, Barracuda Web Application Firewall, and Alert Logic Threat Manager. This is a natural trend given the fact that more companies from highly regulated industries are migrating data and applications to AWS. [Click on the image to see a larger view. Marketplace Product Rank (source 2nd Watch). 2nd Watch found that more enterprises are transferring Big Data to the Amazon cloud based on an increase in medium-sized EC2 instances since the fourth quarter last year. 2nd Watch also highlighted the following stats:

Windows-based instances are increasing (from 34 percent to 76 percent in Q4 at the expense Linux instances, which fell from […]