Unisys releases new version of secure private cloud solution
Posted on 10-Nov-2011 14:10
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Unisys Corporation has announced Version 2 of its Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution, the company’s flagship cloud solution for clients’ and cloud service providers’ data centers.
The enhanced solution incorporates enhancements to the core software stack, as well as expanded management, security and infrastructure automation capabilities. These enhancements improve performance, simplify management of an integrated IT environment and make it easier for clients to preserve existing technology investments.
As part of Unisys’ Hybrid Enterprise strategy, the Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution gives clients an integrated, cost-efficient vehicle to provide on-demand IT resources and manage hybrid IT environments comprising both traditional and cloud-based IT delivery models.
Based on client feedback as well as Unisys’ own experience in running its entire engineering development operation thorough this solution, Unisys estimates that the Secure Private Cloud Solution can yield a typical organisation operational and cost avoidance savings of up to US$6 million over five years.1
“Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution enables clients to transform data center operations into a flexible self-service environment to manage an entire IT infrastructure comprising both cloud and non-cloud resources,” said Rod Sapp, vice president, Data Center Transformation and Outsourcing Products and Technology, Unisys. “We developed this solution with the enterprise requirements of clients such as our ClearPath users in mind. We’ve built in the mission-critical attributes they expect – security, reliability, scalability, flexibility, advanced automation and support for mobility – and wrapped them into a powerful, easy-to-manage, cost-efficient platform.”
As an enterprise-class solution, the Secure Private Cloud Solution enables clients to avoid two potentially costly complications of enterprise cloud initiatives. The first, virtual machine sprawl, often results from over-reliance on commodity virtualisation systems. The second, “cloud in a corner” syndrome, is a condition where new cloud-based solutions are disconnected from existing IT resources, leading to higher costs due to greater infrastructure complexity, overlapping staff skills and inadequate return on resource investment.
Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution also uses a usage metering capability that collects information on utilisation of IT resources, such as processors, memory, I/O and storage. The system then allocates the charges back to the business organisations that use them. Each business group pays only for the resources it uses.