ServiceMesh Integrates EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage Into On-Demand, Cloud-Based IT Services
ServiceMesh Agility Platform policies select the optimal storage resource when deploying applications to the cloud
LAS VEGAS, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ServiceMesh, provider of the leading enterprise-grade cloud management platform, today announced ServiceMesh Agility Platform integration with the new EMC® ViPR® Software-Defined Storage platform to extend ServiceMesh’s leadership position in cloud management and governance. The Agility Platform now supports policy-based, on-demand provisioning of storage leveraging EMC ViPR. The Agility Platform automatically selects the optimal storage resource using parameters such as performance, cost, and size for the cloud platform or application being deployed. By leveraging Agility Platform’s extensible policy engine for storage tiering and resource optimization, enterprise customers can better utilize their current storage investments and capitalize on a growing number of public cloud storage options.
Cloud computing is positioned to help transform the inefficient and manual IT operating models that exist today in large enterprises into automated, self-service models that provide significant benefits in terms of business agility and cost savings. According to Eric Pulier, ServiceMesh CEO, “Enterprise-grade governance capabilities play a critical role in enabling IT transformation, which is why we are excited to be one of the first vendors to support policy-based controls that allow self-service, on demand access to EMC ViPR virtual storage arrays. ServiceMesh shares EMC ‘s vision for driving technology innovation and creating business value for our customers.”
“EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage represents a revolutionary approach to storage automation and management enabling the Service-Provider class levels of on demand storage access that is key to transforming IT services,” said Christopher Ratcliffe, vice president, marketing, Advanced Software Division, EMC Corporation. “The combination of the ServiceMesh Agility Platform and EMC ViPR software gives enterprises the ability to not only manage, but extract new business value from storage in a controlled, governed way.”
Core to cloud computing success is the delivery of portfolios of cloud-based IT platforms and services that business users and developers can access on a self-service basis, with services automatically provisioned and delivered without manual approvals and human intervention. Enterprise-grade governance capabilities play a critical role in enabling this IT transformation. The ServiceMesh Agility Platform addresses this need by marrying self-service access with application-centric, cloud governance and security policies so you can achieve end-to-end automation with the appropriate safeguards in place.
EMC ViPR abstracts storage from physical arrays into a single pool of virtual, software-defined storage. ViPR automates provisioning by creating pre-defined policy-based, virtual storage arrays and delivering self-service access. It centralizes storage management and monitors utilization, performance and health all through a single interface across physical and virtual storage. ServiceMesh Agility Platform interacts with ViPR by providing IT with an extensible policy engine that can be used to create policies that dictate which storage resources are ideal for any given application being deployed. Policies can be set for a diverse range of parameters, including performance, cost, and size for the cloud platform or application being deployed.
About Agility Platform
Agility Platform helps organizations realize the strategic benefits of cloud computing by enabling them to accelerate the release and deployment of applications onto private, public or hybrid clouds while governing their deployment, orchestration, and configuration with extensible policy controls. Global 2000 customers can accelerate the pace and frequency of their software releases, enabling business application owners to respond to new opportunities at the speed of market change.
ServiceMesh provides the leading enterprise-grade cloud management platform that enables on-demand, self-service IT operating models for Global 2000 clients. Enterprise customers select the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The Agility Platform provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer’s cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services. Some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated companies in financial services, health care and other highly regulated industries rely on ServiceMesh to deliver applications and services at the speed of market change, streamline bureaucratic and inefficient IT operating models and transform IT into a strategic business enabler and competitive advantage. To learn more, visit www.servicemesh.com. @servicemesh
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