BDNA to Launch Cloud Asset Insights to Optimize Cloud Management for Amazon EC2 Deployments

Cloud Asset Insights directly integrates with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager to inventory and normalize software assets for Amazon EC2

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--()--BDNA®, the leader in delivering the most trusted and comprehensive technology asset information, announced today an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop BDNA Cloud Asset Insights™, a unique, new solution that provides discovery and normalization for commercial software assets deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Cloud Asset Insights offers a comprehensive view of software assets for improved cloud management and enables organizations to accelerate business transformation.

Amazon EC2 is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. Using Amazon EC2, companies can launch as many or as few virtual servers as needed, configure security and networking, and manage storage.

BDNA Cloud Asset Insights collects, normalizes, enriches and reports on software assets residing on Amazon EC2 instances as well as the instance details. The solution can also capture short-lived or ephemeral instances and the software running on them. Cloud Asset Insights reduces operational cost and financial risk to simplify cloud management by providing greater insight and transparency into asset technology spend and opportunities in the cloud. Data enriched with market intelligence provides clean, accurate and relevant data to drive business decisions.

“We’re delighted to release Cloud Asset Insights for AWS,” BDNA President Walker White said. “By optimizing visibility of assets on the cloud, this new capability will help companies lower their audit risk and improve application governance on AWS. They will also have higher confidence reporting through tight integration with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager to capture information even on short-lived instances.”

Cloud Asset Insights:

  • Collects software asset data on Amazon EC2 instances
  • Identifies Amazon EC2 instance type and characteristics
  • Delivers normalized, enriched asset inventory information
  • Has rapid ROI through service-based deployment and reporting

“The Amazon EC2 Systems Manager team partnered with BDNA to provide asset discovery by leveraging native Amazon EC2 capabilities,” said Siva Padisetty, director of System Management Services, Amazon EC2 systems manager, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “BDNA’s Cloud Asset Insights solution, integrated with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager, will simplify the end-to-end experience for our mutual enterprise customers who want to maintain control and compliance over software assets.”

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About BDNA

BDNA transforms enterprise asset data by enriching it with market context to vastly simplify integrations, accelerate business transformation and improve decision-making. Leveraging Technopedia®, the most trusted and comprehensive hardware and software asset information source, BDNA leverages automation, a team of content experts and a proven quality framework to reconcile and normalize enterprise asset data to improve all processes and projects.

Technopedia’s content library categorizes more than 2 million products from 34,000 suppliers with 2,500 daily updates, providing business-critical information such as compatibility, support dates, end-of life, migration data, current manufacturer and version, and much more. Eliminating manual processes and bottlenecks, BDNA delivers automated and scalable solutions, improving visibility, compliance and time to market.

Based in Mountain View, California, BDNA operates globally with customers across all segments and markets. For more information, please visit


Karbo Communications for BDNA
Rachel Shatz, 650-270-1097


Karbo Communications for BDNA
Rachel Shatz, 650-270-1097