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The Instillery takes cloud optimisation tool global

The Instillery takes cloud optimisation tool global

Reveals Clearstate details at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas

We want to provide visibility for people who have gone to public cloud for their core infrastructure, as well as a path for optimisation from a client perspective.

Mike Jenkins, The Instillery

While we have seen lots of businesses migrate from 'tin' to the cloud, we believe that the next iteration of cost savings will come with visibility, security and a best practice approach, says The Instillery CEO Mike Jenkins, on the business driver behind the New Zealand company's launch of Clearstate.

Jenkins says the Clearstate app was developed over the past 10 months, from insights the company gathered from more than 500 public cloud migrations it has done.

“We want to provide visibility for people who have gone to public cloud for their core infrastructure, as well as a path for optimisation from a client perspective,” he explains.

“We want to be the one or single source of truth regarding cloud in your enterprise,” he tells CIO New Zealand.

Jenkins and four other members of the Auckland-based startup are at re:Invent, the largest gathering of the Amazon Web Services Community, being held this week in Las Vegas.

The Clearstate app is designed to provide cloud administrators, engineers and developers with knowledge and power to optimise their cloud systems for best performance in diverse, complex production environments.

“We see it as a single pane of glass to view and optimise all your AWS cloud deployments, [live and historical data] by monitoring and automating day-to-day cloud administration and management operations.

“Having worked alongside a host of organisations over the past three years who have been on a similar trajectory with their ICT provisioning, we have taken our IP and lessons learnt from Clearstate Consulting and automated our thinking to extend our reach on a global scale.”

The Instillery CEO Mike Jenkins (right) and cloud activations manager Mike Hoole at the 2016 AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas (Photo by Divina Paredes)
The Instillery CEO Mike Jenkins (right) and cloud activations manager Mike Hoole at the 2016 AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas (Photo by Divina Paredes)
Jenkins says the app provides straightforward, valuable information for C-level executives as well, with an intuitive interface that delivers relevant insights for business stakeholders that ensures nothing is lost in translation.
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Jenkins says whether you manage a small or large cloud environment for your organisation, or are simply experimenting for research or development purposes, the app will provide the critical visibility and control needed to improve cloud operations.

He says the app will be offered in a beta programme to 100 New Zealand customers.
“It is the first cloud app of its kind developed in New Zealand,” he says. “We want to reward Kiwis that are driving AWS adoption.”

The Clearstate app will be publicly available next year at the AWS Marketplace. 'This will give us that scale market.”

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He says some of the Kiwi companies already signed up for the programme are EROAD, Atlantis Healthcare, Boardingware, Link Market Services and TSB Bank.
The app is “pure cloud”, built on a serverless architecture.
Jenkins says there is nothing else available on the market to provide this service. At the moment, people have to use three or four different apps to get the level of clarity Clearstate can provide.
The Instillery has its headquarters in Auckland and offices in Sydney and San Francisco, with an office to open in London in January.

He says the company has 24 full-time staff across the three countries.

“We were really relentless in pursuing the top talent in the market,” he says on what worked for The Instillery, when it was developing this app.
“When it comes to new hires, we don’t settle. We are big on culture fit in New Zealand. We have good internship programmes.”
Divina Paredes attended re:Invent as a guest of AWS.

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