Smartscale Systems expands product portfolio with Eucalyptus Support
CAMPBELL, Calif., July 19, 2011 – Smartscale today announced that it is expanding its product portfolio for enterprise customers by supporting the Eucalyptus private and hybrid cloud software and by joining the Eucalyptus partner program. The new service brings larger corporate customers enhanced drill down visibility and governance into cloud usage, helping IT management reign in virtual data center costs.
Smartscale, a pioneer in cloud infrastructure management and governance, provides companies with a Unified Management Platform for rapidly deploying, managing and monitoring public and private cloud environments. Smartscale technology allows SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS cloud customers to get the most out of the cloud by providing multi- layered visibility into the entire cloud environment. Visibility into many components of the cloud allows IT department heads to better address problems such as rogue cloud use and inefficient deployments and to harness costs that arise with multiple users frequently “spinning up” virtual machines. Through supporting leading IaaS cloud service providers such as Eucalyptus Systems, Smartscale is able to deliver these benefits at various levels of a customer’s private or hybrid cloud roll out.
“The Smartscale platform complements Eucalyptus with an added layer of visibility, insight, and control,” said David Butler, Eucalyptus vice president of Marketing. “With Smartscale, Eucalyptus customers can benefit from cloud resource governance information at a very granular level about the status of various virtual machines as well as costs. As enterprise cloud computing moves into production, this kind of centralized management and control over the various virtual cloud IaaS resources throughout an organization is becoming increasingly important.”
Eucalyptus implements IaaS-style cloud computing using the existing data center infrastructure. Eucalyptus software platform is interface compatible with Amazon's AWS, making it possible to easily move workloads between AWS and the data center without modifying the code. The Smartscale platform allows IT managers using Eucalpytus Enterprise Edition to view cloud costs in a number of ways and to set budget limits for multiple components in the virtual environment. Overall Network, IO, Storage, Requests and Monitoring, in addition to Server expenses can be closely tracked with on demand views. Management can track actual costs versus budgetary goals to ensure positive ROI and to monitor budget thresholds. Greater Drill Down Visibility and Customizable Views and Reports Provide Management With On Demand Analyses and Cost Saving.
Smartscale helps CIOs and IT management leverage their cloud investment by providing them with business critical information that is not readily available. According to Ray Nugent, CEO of Smartscale, “What we’ve done is to provide a much needed adjunct to the cloud computing paradigm…the ability to closely and accurately monitor the costs of ongoing cloud usage. The upfront costs incurred during the initial deployment are not the problem, it’s the ongoing costs and subsequent expenses that start to eat up your bottom line. Our software alleviates that problem by giving management ongoing, drill down information.”
Smartscale is pioneering cloud infrastructure management through a unique approach to evaluating cloud usage and costs while providing security and scalability. Smartscale offers the cloud computing and infrastructure management platform to support the complex hybrid services delivery model of today's corporate IT departments. To learn more about how Smartscale can transform and manage your cloud environment, visit www.smartscalesystems.com; email firstname.lastname@example.org