New Unisys app enables provisioning of IT Services on Microsoft Azure
Posted on 16-Apr-2015 14:20
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Unisys Corporation has introduced an application that enables users of the ServiceNow platform to automate provisioning of IT resources on Azure. The Unisys provisioning application for Azure is one of the first in the market to provide that capability.
Unisys today also announced logistics management and facilities management applications for the ServiceNow platform.
The three applications are the newest components of the Unisys Edge Service Management offerings for the ServiceNow enterprise cloud platform. Drawing on the ServiceNow service catalogue and workflow capabilities, the Edge offerings give digital businesses access to personalised, on-demand, “always on” business and IT services to support their workers, partners and clients. Unisys will continue adding service management applications to the Edge suite.
The Unisys provisioning application for Azure enables users, through the ServiceNow interface, to quickly provision and decommission virtual machines, storage, networking and other IT resources as services on Azure. By significantly reducing the need for manual intervention, this automation capability enables organisations using Azure to streamline delivery of digital services and reduce associated costs.
“ServiceNow and Azure are two of the most powerful platforms for delivery of cloud-based services on the market today,” said Paul Gleeson, global vice president, Edge Services, Unisys. “By harnessing the two technologies and complementing them with Unisys-managed services, we can enable clients to deliver an improved service management experience to their users at an affordable cost.”
“By enabling further integration for customers, Unisys has expanded the range of innovative, cost-efficient service management options for users of Microsoft Azure,” said Garth Fort, general manager, Cloud & Enterprise Partner Marketing at Microsoft.
The Unisys logistics management application uses the process-management capabilities of the ServiceNow platform to automate the product shipment lifecycle, from inventory management through ordering, delivery tracking and financial management. This automated capability enables organisations to manage stock more efficiently and get products to customers more quickly.
The Unisys facilities management application for ServiceNow enables automated orchestration and coordination of response to events – such as snowstorms or electrical outages – that can affect building operations. Based on specific protocols, the application identifies required tasks for a given situation, identifies people responsible for each task and measures the degree of successful completion for each task. The application provides management with a valuable means not only to coordinate response to critical events, but also to evaluate and refine response processes on an ongoing basis.
Organisations using the Unisys applications can also benefit from the Unisys ServiceNow services practice, which assists clients in planning, implementing, optimising and managing ServiceNow solutions.