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ASG Software's CloudFactory Accelerates ROI for Enterprises and Service Providers

ASG Software Solutions (ASG), a recognized innovator in enterprise IT software solutions and cloud service orchestration, today announced next generation updates to its CloudFactory offering. These updates include integration with ASG’s Enterprise Automation Management Suite (EAMS) to monitor and manage cloud environments; integration with ASG’s IT Service Management technology which provides an ITIL-based approach to managing services through a service catalog; an Amazon-like user interface; aggregation of both on-premise and public services; as well as the delivery of both SaaS and IaaS services. With its simplified management of complex cloud environments, increased XaaS functionalities and improved self-service user interface, CloudFactory facilitates a customer’s ability to tackle challenging cloud initiatives.

As the cloud computing market continues to grow, there is increasing demand for a solution to help organizations navigate through these challenging environments. CloudFactory is a proven solution servicing more than half a million enterprise users in global organizations and is preferred by leading service providers to monetize their cloud services. Building on a ten year proven track record, CloudFactory leverages virtualization technologies from partners like Microsoft, Citrix and VMware, and offers a ready-to-use cloud service. In addition, enterprises can speed up cloud transformation of services and applications, onboarding of users and service automation ROI.

The next generation release of CloudFactory includes:

  • Monitoring of complex hybrid cloud environments: The integrated dashboards provide users with a single-pane-of-glass view to their personalized cloud services. Administrators benefit from a cloud meta CMDB to control connected hybrid cloud platforms.
  • Managing cloud elasticity: With the integration of ASG’s Enterprise Automation Management Suite (EAMS), the solution is able to identify when a pre-defined capacity threshold is met and will automatically deploy additional compute or storage capacity in a private, public or hybrid cloud.
  • Amazon-like interface and service catalogue: The user-friendly interface makes it easy to order and manage assets, including public and private cloud services, according to users’ roles and permissions.
  • Leverage existing investments: CloudFactory integrates leading application provision technologies in virtualized desktop environments, including Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Quest. Customers have the ability to bridge the traditional gaps while transforming their endpoint computing environments.
  • Improved IaaS functionality: Customers have the choice to adopt best-fit virtualization technologies in a single orchestration solution, supporting all market leading hypervisor technologies, including VMware vSphere ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM (Linux-based). With integrated Zimory cloud management and openQRM data center management, CloudFactory offers best-of-breed IaaS services, covering platform, storage and networking demand for leading platforms such as HP Cloud System Matrix, VCE vBlock Infrastructure Platforms and Netapp/Cisco Datacenter Solution Flexpod.

“CloudFactory goes beyond helping customers improve their time-to-market or reduce costs,” explains Arthur Allen, CEO of ASG Software Solutions. “We created a technology-independent cloud service broker and orchestration suite that automates and simplifies the delivery of applications as cloud based services for everyone – whether a remote sales person is looking to access a company’s CRM or a developer requires a ‘sandbox’ to test innovative new technology – CloudFactory offers enterprises a comprehensive and cost effective solution to plan, deploy, control and optimize their IT infrastructure. Our sophisticated modules guarantee a fast and easy creation, delivery and management of cloud environments while leveraging existing investments.”

ASG Software Solutions offers complete, end-to-end, cloud orchestration solutions for private, public and hybrid clouds. The initial version of CloudFactory was created by visionapp, a German company acquired by ASG in April 2011. ASG has continued to incorporate new functionality into the CloudFactory modules, creating a comprehensive cloud orchestration suite that provisions multi-vendor environments and automates almost any application delivery typeeliminating vendor lock-in.

Published Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:30 PM by David Marshall
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