Demand for Vblock Systems continues to grow as more IT organizations realize the business agility and cost savings they provide. Information technology company, Unisys (News - Alert) (News -Alert) Corporation is a VCE systems integrator and Vblock system reseller. The company recently revealed that its Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution is now certified by VCE as "Vblock Ready" for Vblock Systems. The company also said that the solution is currently available to clients.
Businesses rely on IT to help processes flow smoothly and provide authorized access to critical information. To deliver value to the business, IT needs an infrastructure that is flexible, scalable, reliable, secure, and cost-effective. VCE is the virtual computing environment company formed by Cisco (News - Alert) and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel (News - Alert). It offers infrastructure platforms that transform IT to deliver greater business value.
"This is an exciting expansion of our alliance with VCE," Rod Sapp, vice president, Data Center Transformation and Outsourcing Products and Technology, Unisys, said in a press release.
"Unisys adds innovative cloud capabilities to VCE's powerful Vblock Systems, helping clients better protect their business data, gain on-demand access to IT services and control costs. We complement these capabilities with services to help VCE clients plan their cloud strategy, implement the integrated Unisys-VCE solution quickly and manage it efficiently," Sapp added.
Vblock Systems integrate Cisco networking and server, EMC (News - Alert) (News - Alert) storage and VMware cloud infrastructure technologies into a single intelligent converged infrastructure system. The Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution simplifies the automation, provisioning and management of IT resources in the Vblock System-based cloud environment.
The current certification now allows clients to use the Unisys-VCE solution as a special-purpose cloud or integrate it into a hybrid enterprise environment where they benefit from leveraging their long-term investments in mission-critical IT resources.
Vblock System users can benefit from key components of the Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution, especially the Unisys Stealth Solution Suite, which provides extra data security in the integrated cloud environment. With the Stealth solution, multiple groups of related users can share the cloud, with information relevant to each group protected from unauthorized use by members of another.
Moreover, the usage Monitoring and Chargeback capability tracks use of both physical and virtual cloud resources, providing extensive reporting of cloud resource consumption and the ability to allocate the cost back to the relevant group. It is crucial in balancing improved levels of end-user service with cost efficiencies in that environment.
"Together with Unisys we are targeting market segments – such as financial-services – that can benefit from our expertise and solutions and are offering a value proposition for cloud computing that few in the market can approach," Todd Pavone, executive vice president at VCE, said in a statement.
Unisys also offers comprehensive advisory, planning and implementation services that can benefit clients seeking a cloud solution based on VCE's systems. Through these services, Unisys helps clients inventory and assess their applications and decide which are best suited to a specific IT delivery model – traditional data center or managed services, or a particular type of cloud.
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