An added advantage is that organizations are able to proactively manage the lifecycle of each workload, proactively preventing VM sprawl.
Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2012
Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation software solutions that power IT as a Service for labs, enterprises, and service providers, today announced the availability of the latest version of Cloud Scheduler, an innovative and free software tool that allows IT admins to provide self-service reservation and scheduling of virtual machines in VMware environments. Cloud Scheduler Software is a product built specifically for the purpose of maximizing the utilization of virtualized infrastructure, and automating repetitive tasks associated with VM provisioning.
Cloud Scheduler 12.7 now supports VMware VSphere 5, and is freely available for download at http://www.cloudscheduler.com.
With Cloud Scheduler organizations are able to fully realize the value of VMware virtualization by:
Improving Agility of VM delivery by automating manual tasks associated with provisioning a VM, and offering a self-service catalog of VM workloads for users to reserve;
Pro-actively Preventing VM Sprawl with need-based allocation of resources to VMs;
Increasing infrastructure utilization with intelligent allocation and de-allocation of virtual resources;
Pro-actively managing capacity based on actual anticipated demand; and,
Preventing performance issues caused by long running VMs by decommissioning virtual resources at the end of the reservation.
“With Cloud Scheduler Software, IT administrators can easily create self-service infrastructures, and automate the provisioning of complex VM workloads within a simple web-based interface", said James Thomason, Chief Technology Officer at Gale Technologies. “An added advantage is that organizations are able to proactively manage the lifecycle of each workload, proactively preventing VM sprawl.”
The latest version of Cloud Scheduler 12.7 includes these features:
- Support for unlimited vCenter Servers and ESX Hosts
- Integration with Active Directory for user authentication
- Automatic discovery of VMware vCenter resources
- Admin and user account management
- Automated approval workflow for reservation requests
- Reservable workloads composed of multiple virtual machines on disparate vCenter Servers and ESX Hosts
- Virtual memory capacity management and optimization
- Outlook-like calendar view (day, week, month) for workload reservations
- Dashboard of current, past, and future utilization, capacity, reservation and inventory information
- Email alerts for reservation and approval events
See a demo of Cloud Scheduler at http://www.CloudScheduler.com.
About Gale Technologies
With over 100 live deployments powered by its products, Gale Technologies is a trusted provider of advanced automation software that orchestrate IT resources – allowing organizations to accelerate and streamline the delivery of infrastructure as a service and private/hybrid cloud computing environments. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Gale serves a global customer base with offices in North America and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.galetechnologies.com.
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