Self-service is essential for any public or private cloud, and an IT Service Catalog is a requirement for the management of next generation data center and cloud environments
San Mateo and Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2009
newScale, Inc, the market-leading provider of Service Catalog software solutions, and Eucalyptus Systems, Inc., creators of the leading open source private cloud platform, today announced the addition of newScale solutions to the growing ecosystem of third-party software available for Eucalyptus. With this announcement, Eucalyptus users will be able to use newScale Service Catalog software to improve on-premise cloud self-service and data center provisioning, making it even easier for enterprise IT departments to deploy and manage secure, on-premise private and hybrid clouds.
"Self-service is essential for any public or private cloud, and an IT Service Catalog is a requirement for the management of next generation data center and cloud environments," said Rodrigo Fernando Flores, newScale founder and CTO. "Amazon has redefined the expectations and pricing for data center services. Make no mistake, they are competition for enterprise IT. Internal IT departments must get ahead of this challenge, by defining their own Service Catalog, introducing self-service, and deploying their own on-premise cloud."
Eucalyptus is an open source software infrastructure for implementing on-premise cloud computing using an organization's own IT infrastructure, without modification, special-purpose hardware or reconfiguration. Eucalyptus turns data center resources such as machines, networks, and storage systems into a "cloud" that is controlled and customized by local IT. With Eucalyptus, businesses of any size can leverage their own IT resources to get the benefits of cloud computing without the concerns of lock-in, security ambiguity and unexpected storage costs that can be associated with public clouds.
Now, enterprises that have deployed Eucalyptus can leverage the market-leading Service Catalog software from newScale for a self-service on-ramp and "menu" of standardized data center service options in their private or hybrid cloud.
"We welcome newScale as the newest third-party solution in the proliferating Eucalyptus ecosystem," said Dr. Rich Wolski, Eucalyptus Systems co-founder, CTO and former director of the Eucalyptus research project at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). "Our customers have asked for a menu of standard service options, policy-governed self-service, and other service management capabilities such as pricing and consumption tracking. As the leader in Service Catalog software, newScale offers an excellent 'front office' solution that complements the Eucalyptus private cloud infrastructure."
According to the June 1, 2009 report, "Private Cloud Computing: The Steppingstone to the Cloud," by Gartner, Inc. analyst Thomas J. Bittman, "These investments (in private cloud services) aren't just technology changes. They're process, cultural and business interface changes, such as building a service catalog and a service interface to the business, and moving to a chargeback model that helps the enterprise understand its service needs and costs."
Eucalyptus is the only cloud architecture to support the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, and today Eucalyptus is compatible with the Amazon AWS public cloud infrastructure.
"Because the Eucalyptus architecture leverages the same APIs as Amazon AWS, the decision to support their private cloud infrastructure was a natural choice," explained Flores. "We are very pleased to extend our support to Eucalyptus, and we expect to see their platform become the de-facto standard for on-premise private and hybrid clouds. Together, our joint solution provides an operational cloud-in-a-box for the enterprise."
About Eucalyptus Systems, Inc.
Eucalyptus Systems develops enterprise-grade technology solutions built on the open source Eucalyptus software for private and hybrid cloud computing. Originally developed as part of an academic research project, Eucalyptus is quickly becoming the standard for on-premise cloud computing, delivering the cost efficiencies and scalability of a cloud architecture with the security and control of deploying on an organization's own IT infrastructure. Eucalyptus is the only private cloud to support the same application programming interfaces (APIs) as public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services. Eucalyptus is available as open source software and also in the Eucalyptus Enterprise Edition (EEE), a commercial offering designed for large scale enterprises. For more information about Eucalyptus, please visit http://www.eucalyptus.com.
About newScale, Inc.
newScale, Inc. is the leader in IT Service Catalog and Service Portfolio Management software solutions, with more than 1.7 million users worldwide. newScale solutions enable IT organizations to catalog their portfolio of services, govern demand for services, manage delivery of services, and optimize service quality. newScale customers - including more than twenty percent of the Fortune 50 - benefit from increased operational efficiency, reduced costs, improved service levels, and greater IT/business alignment. For more information, please visit the newScale web site at http://www.newscale.com or call 650-403-7700.
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