August 31, 2011
Agreement enables SHI's IaaS Platform to offer unprecedented levels of cost management chargeback and billing for its cloud customers
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 31 — At VMworld today, SHI International Corp., a $3 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services, and Cloud Cruiser, the leader in cloud cost management solutions, announced a strategic partnership that will enhance SHI's next generation infrastructure- as-a-service (IaaS) platform with Cloud Cruiser's enterprise suite of cloud cost management and chargeback solutions.
The SHI IaaS cloud platform is designed to support secure, high performance and industrial-grade computing requirements that IT organizations demand to deploy critical workloads from internal production to the cloud. To meet these requirements, SHI's Data Center Infrastructure design offers Managed Private Clouds, Private or Dedicated Clouds and Multi-Tenant Clouds. Now with Cloud Cruiser's cost management solution, enterprises can optimize capex and opex costs in hybrid cloud computing environments across SHI's managed private, private and public clouds.
"Integrating Cloud Cruiser's cost management solution with the SHI Cloud Management Platform (CMP) will provide SHI a competitive differentiator over commodity IaaS solutions," said Henry Fastert, Chief Technologist at SHI. "Our customers can now identify greater cost efficiencies migrating workloads to the SHI cloud."
Spending on public IT cloud services is predicted to grow at more than five times the rate of the IT industry as organizations move a wider range of business applications into the cloud. Managing those costs will become a greater importance to companies as they move more workloads to the cloud.
"Just like traditional IT, with cloud computing, enterprises need to gain visibility and understanding of the true costs involved at a sufficiently detailed level," noted Jay Pultz, Vice President & Distinguished Analyst at Gartner. "Such an understanding is obviously paramount to effective management of cloud computing costs."
"While the cloud offers the promise of cost savings through virtualized shared resources and elastic provisioning, its distributed and dynamic nature makes it difficult to track, control and optimize costs," says Dave Zabrowski, founder and CEO of Cloud Cruiser. "Cloud Cruiser's cloud cost management solution was architected specifically for leading cloud providers like SHI to provide their customers with granular end-to-end cost visibility, resource usage chargeback, and proactive budgets, alerts, and consumption forecasting."
SHI (Booth 331) and Cloud Cruiser (Booth 1167) will be demonstrating their solutions at VMworld Aug 29-Sept 1 in Las Vegas.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $3 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. Driven by the industry's most experienced and stable sales force and backed by software volume licensing experts, hardware procurement specialists, and certified IT services professionals, SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. With over 1,700 employees worldwide, SHI is the largest Minority and Woman Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the U.S. and is ranked 19th among Everything Channel's VAR 500 list of North American IT solution providers. For more information, visit http://www.shicloud.com.
ABOUT CLOUD CRUISER
Cloud Cruiser is the leader in cloud cost management solutions. Cloud Cruiser's cost management software is designed specifically for enterprises and server providers to gain transparency, accountability, chargeback and proactive controls of their IT costs across a heterogeneous environment of internal, private and public workloads. Cloud-centric businesses can now see, charge, control and own every workload to the end-user level. With Cloud Cruiser, the Federal Government, large providers such as Microsoft, HP, Dell, Amazon, Google, Savvis, Rackspace and Nimbula will be able to cost optimize their entire cloud-centric infrastructures. For more information, visit www.cloudcruiser.com.
Source: Cloud Cruiser
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