May 25, 2011
TORONTO, May 25, 2011 -- Platform Computing announced today it was among the vendors highlighted in a May 2011 report from Forrester Research, Inc. entitled “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011.” The report examines vendors using customer references, a compulsory 30 minute demonstration and written responses. The market overview examines the landscape of vendors providing solutions designed to accelerate the implementation of an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud in a customer’s data center. Across the 15 vendors that were able to meet the criteria to be considered for the report, Platform Computing received the highest score possible for role based access control (RBAC) and virtualization support, as well as scores of three or higher out of four possible points in six of the ten categories evaluated in the market overview.
A complimentary copy of the full Forrester Research, Inc. report “Market Overview: Private Cloud Solutions, Q2 2011” is available here.
“By taking a disciplined approach to evaluating the private cloud market, Forrester Research has clearly shown the differentiation across private cloud vendors. Based upon the report findings, Platform’s ISF private cloud management product demonstrated clear advantages for companies needing self-service IT delivery, deep VMware orchestration, support for multiple business units with hierarchical self-management, alignment of physical and virtual resources, and dynamic workload and resource management capabilities,” said Jay Muelhoefer, Vice President Cloud, Platform Computing. “We believe this report validates Platform Computing’s position as a leading independent private cloud management software provider. Combined with Platform’s global enterprise support and 18 year history with over 2000 customers, Platform ISF is the natural choice when evaluating how to build a private cloud.”
Platform ISF is a next-generation cloud management software product for enterprises to build and run private and hybrid clouds. As demonstrated in the review process, Platform ISF creates a shared infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) computing infrastructure delivered to end users via a self-service portal and administered through a single unified cloud cockpit. Platform ISF consolidates virtual (VMware, Xen, KVM, etc.), physical, storage and network resources to automate delivery of IT services according to a rich set of business policies for compliance, security, cost and performance. The end result is higher resource utilization, more servers per administrator, and lower capital expenditures. Key differentiators include:
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