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Nimbula Announces Public Beta for Cloud Operating System Software

At the Gartner Data Center Conference, Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today announced the availability of the public beta of its flagship Nimbula Director product. The software is now available for free download at

Based on Nimbula's Cloud Operating System technology, Nimbula Director delivers Amazon EC2-like services behind the firewall. Allowing customers to efficiently manage both on- and off-premises resources, Nimbula Director quickly and cost effectively transforms inflexible, inefficient and under-utilized private data centers into muscular, easily configurable compute capacity while supporting controlled access to off-premise clouds.

Nimbula Director provides powerful utility-grade cloud features like policy based authorization, enabling secure multi-tenancy, topology-independent distributed network security and monitoring and metering. Nimbula Director also uniquely provides highly automated deployment and cloud management to scale and facilitates easy migration of existing applications into the cloud by supporting multi-platform environments and flexible networking and storage.

"Mid-size and large organizations have a growing interest in cloud computing as they see how private cloud computing can help them gain more control over their infrastructure," said Tom Bittman, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. "This interest is turning into real activity and near-term spending on private cloud solutions."

"We are fortunate to have a strong community of IT professionals who have helped us shape Nimbula Director over the past few months," said Willem van Biljon, Co-Founder and VP of Products at Nimbula. "We look forward to a greater number trying out the public beta of Nimbula Director and providing valuable input so we can deliver the best final product possible. Nimbula Director is the first example of Nimbula delivering on our mission to provide an industry leading Cloud Operating System."

"We have been working with the Nimbula team over the past few months as they marched towards the availability of the public beta of Nimbula Director," said Jim Harding, Chief Technology Officer at Sabey Corporation, who has built and operates some of the largest data centers in the country. "Nimbula Director is delivering on the team's vision and will help us reach new levels of agility with our infrastructure. As an IT team, we will be able to focus on services delivery and innovation."

"More and more frequently, we hear from companies eager to realize the proven benefits of the public cloud infrastructure in their own data centers. To do so, they need a fundamentally new approach to how they manage their private infrastructure," said Dave Bartoletti, Senior Analyst at Taneja Group. "As data centers continue to scale, virtualization alone is no longer enough to deliver higher levels of automation, efficiency and agility-what's needed is the right Cloud Operating System. Nimbula Director has an innovative architecture which delivers higher service-levels from existing infrastructures and also provides a solid platform on which to develop new cloud-based services to extract even more value from IT investments, both on- and off-premises."

Published Monday, December 06, 2010 10:13 PM by David Marshall
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