Elastra, a provider of enterprise cloud management software, has been demonstrating its new Enterprise Cloud Server and is asking for beta testers to evaluate the offering.
The new server includes tools to address many of the challenges enterprises face when using cloud technologies, according to the company, and will automate service delivery and remove some administration headaches.
"Elastra Enterprise Cloud Server 2.0 is designed to address the needs of enterprise IT to streamline the delivery of enterprise applications and services on public cloud environments, such as Amazon EC2, and private cloud computing platforms, including the industry-leading VMware Infrastructure," said Kirill Sheynkman, president and chief executive at Elastra.
"Our goals were ambitious: build a product that seamlessly integrates application design, IT policy and virtualisation platform. The tasks were challenging, but nine months later we are ready to deliver the product to beta customers."
Elastra's system provides management tools and application development systems, called Application Architects, that can help firms to comply with stringent enterprise policies, the company said, while its administration tools allow for greater control, and provide "fine-grained" metering and tracking of software.
IT teams that need to get a better handle on those parts of the enterprise using the most resources can apply tools that monitor software and hardware consumption to improve capacity planning, and streamline procurement costs.
"That is the real promise of cloud computing for enterprise IT: become a responsive service delivery agent within your company by taking advantage of cloud computing but, importantly, stay true to your architectural standards and corporate policies," said Sheynkman.
Elastra Enterprise Cloud Server 2.0 sits on the VMware Infrastructure platform, which was chosen for its "comprehensive management toolset, scalability and proven reliability".
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