GaleForce Turnkey Cloud - Gale Technologiesâ€™ flagship GaleForce shows how to turn IT infrastructure into a private cloud or hybrid cloud in 2 simple steps. Turnkey cloud aids easy cloud deployment along with building shared infrastructure out of existing resources.
Online PR News – 27-March-2011 – – New offering enables organizations to build a private or hybrid cloud out of their existing infrastructure in 2 steps and 2 weeks.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. â€“ Gale Technologies, a leading provider of innovative software solutions that power IT as a Service for the lab, data center, and cloud, is now offering the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud solution, which allows customers to convert their existing IT infrastructure into a private or hybrid cloud environment in just two steps and as little as two weeks. GaleForce is the only product on the market to offer composite automation and orchestration that allows provisioning of bare metal as well as virtual resources, enabling organizations to run all of their applications, virtualized or not, in the cloud. In addition to providing dramatic savings on CAPEX and OPEX, the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud adds speed of deployment to GaleForce, the trusted cloud enablement solution that powers more than 100 live deployments today.
"The benefits of the cloud are obvious, but the complexity and costs associated with building and managing private and hybrid clouds are stalling cloud deployments at most organizations," said Dennis Drogseth, vice president, Enterprise Management Associates. "Solutions like the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud provide IT departments with an easy, straightforward way to build the cloud they need quickly and effectively.â€ť
Building a Dynamic, Shared Infrastructure out of Existing Resources
To build a private or hybrid cloud in two steps, operators first populate the GaleForce inventory with the IT resources that will be managed by the out-of-the-box GaleForce resource adaptors, and then select the appropriate service templates from the predefined templates list to populate the self-service portal. With these two simple steps the cloud is ready to use.
Benefits of the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud include:
* Composite automation and orchestration in private and public cloudsâ€“ The solution allows organizations to place any application workload on the cloud, whether it is virtualized or not, thus dramatically improving the utilization of existing hardware, software and virtual resources â€“ typically from under 10 percent to over 95 percent â€“ reducing capital and operational expenditures and doing more with fewer physical, virtual and human resources.
* Guaranteed resource availability in a shared, dynamic environmentâ€“ The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud solution ensures that resources are guaranteed to be available for workloads, as and when needed in a shared IT environment. GaleForce provisions and configures the appropriate resources as workload reservations become current, and returns the resources to the pool thus releasing capacity when the reservations expire.
* Quick cloud deploymentâ€“ The solution includes a comprehensive list of resource adaptors for commonly used resources such as: HP, IBM, and Dell servers; network equipment based on Cisco IOS/CatOS and Juniper JunOS; NetApp and EMC CLARiiON storage; VMware vCenter/ vSphere; Amazon EC2; and many more; and includes predefined templates for commonly used infrastructure topology configurations.
* Support for legacy and heterogeneous environments â€“The solution allows building a dynamic, shared environment with self-service access out of the customerâ€™s existing infrastructure without requiring the expense and complexity of new hardware and tools.
Scenarios that will see the fastest returns on investment with the Turnkey Cloud include environments with frequent buildup and teardown of infrastructure, including data center staging and QA environments, training clouds, sales demonstration and proof of concept clouds, development and test environments, and disaster recovery test environments; and environments that require frequent and fast delivery of cookie cutter workloads.
â€śOur unique ability to provision a composite stack of bare metal, virtual and software resources allows organizations to reuse their existing and legacy IT equipment to build dynamic clouds that can run any workload - virtualized as well as non-virtualized," said Garima Thockchom, vice president of marketing at Gale Technologies. "The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud takes these benefits a step further by enabling the speedy deployment of a private or hybrid cloud without the cost, complexity and lengthy implementation cycles of typical cloud deployment solutions.â€ť
GaleForce, Gale Technologiesâ€™ flagship cloud enablement and resource provisioning solution, transforms static IT environments into dynamic private or hybrid clouds, enabling organizations to drastically reduce capital and operational expenditures. With GaleForce, IT operators are able to set up a cloud, lab, demo, or data center environment in just minutes, providing secure access to resources 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Using GaleForce, operators design rich service and infrastructure templates with drag-and-drop ease and publish them to a custom brandable Web portal catalog. When users reserve and schedule templates from the catalog, GaleForce seamlessly allocates and provisions appropriate physical and virtual resources from the pool of IT resources to bring the workload to life.
Product Availability and Pricing
The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud is generally available on March 15, 2011. It supports thousands of resources, with a starting price of $50,000 that includes the GaleForce 5.3 server, support for up to15 physical resources and up to 60 virtual machines, two days of setup and training services and one year of standard support. To request more information, schedule a demo or contact Gale Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408 213 4900.
About Gale Technologies
With over 100 live deployments powered by its products, Gale Technologies is a trusted provider of advanced software solutions that automate and orchestrate IT resources â€“ allowing organizations to accelerate and streamline the delivery of infrastructure as a service and cloud computing environments. As a pioneer of innovative solutions for fine-grained resource provisioning, and workflow scheduling and automation across networking, server, storage, and virtualization technologies, Gale allows thousands of users to reserve, schedule and execute workloads on a shared, heterogeneous, dynamic environment with unprecedented flexibility. Galeâ€™s customers report CAPEX and OPEX savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars per site from converting legacy silos of IT environments into fully automated and shared dynamic environments that can be securely accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Gale serves a global customer base with offices in North America and Asia. For more information, visit www.galetechnologies.com.