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newScale Service Catalog Accelerates Virtualization and Cloud Computing Adoption

newScale FrontOffice Suite for the Virtual Data Center drives demand to low cost standard environments

newScale announced a new solution that accelerates the adoption of data center virtualization and cloud computing while ensuring governance and reducing virtual server sprawl. This helps IT achieve the full promise of virtualization by lowering the previously untouchable "keep the lights on" IT spend. The newScale FrontOffice Suite for the Virtual Data Center provides an actionable Service Catalog of IT's standard virtual, cloud and physical environments to shape demand to the most cost-effective standard environments - and to shorten the process of selecting, approving and provisioning servers from months to minutes.

The newScale FrontOffice Suite for the Virtual Data Center addresses some of the key impediments for adoption of virtual and cloud services including:

  • An inability to steer demand or effectively market the costs, technical specifications, and availability of virtual and cloud environments compared to dedicated servers.
  • Problems with virtual server sprawl, compounded by a lack of visibility and control over the provisioning and de-provisioning of virtual, cloud and physical environments.
  • No way to ensure that virtual and cloud environments are governed and managed with the necessary "enterprise-ready" data center support processes.

"Virtualization is exciting because it promises to reduce data center costs by 30% or more, yet IT organizations struggle to realize these full benefits," said Scott Hammond, president and CEO of newScale. "Amazon solved these problems for cloud computing with its world-class tools for self-service on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. The newScale FrontOffice Suite for the Virtual Data Center brings the same benefits of speed, control, flexibility and frictionless data center management to the enterprise - regardless if you're managing a traditional data center, a new virtualized data center, or a public or private cloud."

The newScale FrontOffice Suite for the Virtual Data Center includes:

  • newScale's Service Catalog and Service Portfolio solutions including newScale RequestCenter, newScale PortfolioCenter and newScale DemandCenter.
  • Pre-configured integrations to VMware and the Amazon EC2 cloud for automated provisioning, de-provisioning and management of servers, storage and associated services.
  • More than 100 pre-packaged data center services, including service definitions, approval workflows and governance processes.

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