Ostrato Launches New Release for cloudSM

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The Everest Release unleashes the power of Cloud Service Management.

Ostrato, a provider of scalable and easy-to-use cloud service management software, has just announced a major advance in cloud services management. The Everest release of cloudSM includes ground breaking new features and functions, providing customers with a transformational hybrid cloud service management technology to empower breakthrough visibility and governance of cloud services.

According to David Levinger, Senior Director of IT at Paxata, “With Ostrato, I see an innovative approach to cutting the administration time for managing all of our discreet cloud services, including purchasing, provisioning, adoption and usage policies from a single easy-to-use interface. That means my agile company gets to move faster with cloud service adoption, without increasing overhead or risk.”

In the new Everest release, ease of use and management flexibility has been greatly enhanced:

Service Catalog Management – the process of adding cloud computing resources (CCR) to the master catalog has been streamlined for maximum efficiency. Once a CCR is approved for the service catalog, the process of adding it takes less than one minute.

Dashboard View – cloudSM now includes a magic ingest button that auto-discovers all CCRs deployed across the enterprise, even if they were procured outside the user marketplace. Now, IT has the power to pull rogue services out of the shadows.

Marketplace Views – cost projections have been added to the marketplace shopping cart view so that users have visibility of the total project cost based on time frame. A service that costs seven dollars an hour can seem trivial until it is normalized for the lifecycle of a project that may run months, and end up costing tens of thousands of dollars.

Enhanced Visibility – reports have been fine-tuned with more insight into usage, utilization and spending analytics. Administrators can now schedule the generation of reports and automate their broadcast to distribution lists.

Role-Based Access Control – The management of credentials and permissions has been enhanced for greater flexibility of managing users and roles, and the ability to dynamically assign them to multiple projects and groups.

“Everest is an incredible release, which introduces significant new features and increased visibility,” said Jay Chapel, Ostrato’s CEO. “We worked closely with our clients on the pre-release and they are all very impressed with the new features and capabilities. We have managed to provide easier access to cloud services through our ‘unique single pane approach’, and at the same time have dramatically improved security and cost governance, and IT’s visibility for managing hybrid cloud infrastructure.”

About Ostrato
Ostrato’s cloudSM enables organizations to leverage the power of cloud computing environments, while providing IT a centralized platform to help federate, scale and adopt cloud services while delivering a superior customer experience. Ostrato cloudSM is designed specifically for enterprises that want an integrated approach to governing and managing their heterogeneous cloud services, whether they are public, private or hybrid. The platform provides tools to ensure that the cloud is utilized to the best advantage across multiple groups and instances in terms of cost, performance, features, functionality and geographic location. More information can be found at http://www.ostrato.com.

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