Cloud News: Netuitive, Wyse, Virtela
February 1st, 2011 By: John Rath
Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s headlines from the cloud computing industry:
Netuitive end-to-end cloud management. Netuitive announced plans for the industry’s first predictive IT analytics platform for end-to-end analysis of performance and capacity management in the cloud. As a key component of the new platform the Integration Studio is an open development environment that enables customers to plug in data streams from any monitoring source. Data is collected and normalized in Netuitive’s integration hub, analyzed by Netuitive’s predictive IT analytics software powered by Behavior Learning technology, with actionable outputs delivered based on the analysis. “Our large enterprise customers are coming to us with complexity issues that are orders of magnitude larger than just a few years ago.” said Nicola Sanna, president and CEO of Netuitive. “Netuitive is committed to delivering foundational elements, such as Integration Studio and Trusted Triggers, to create the industry’s first predictive analytics-based approach to cloud management that crosses platforms, data sources, vendors and users.” Automated collection and analysis, combined with data integration from companies like VMware, BMC, CA, Compuware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, NetIQ, TeamQuest, Infovista and others will make for a comprehensive IT analytics platform for end-to-end cloud management.
Virtela’s new CEO and cloud accelerator. Virtela announced that B.V. Jagadeesh has joined as president and CEO as the company builds upon its continued growth. “Virtela’s worldwide IP assets and market opportunity are very exciting and the people behind Virtela’s high quality service delivery to Fortune 1000 customers make it even more attractive to drive the company to the next level. I believe Virtela is perfectly positioned to become the leader in delivering the next generation of advanced IT services from the cloud.” Jagadeesh was formerly a co-founder of colocation and hosting giant Exodus Communications as well as group vice president and general manager of Citrix Systems’ Application Networking Group after the company’s acquisition of NetScaler. Building on the launch of the Virtela Enterprise Services Cloud (ESC), a cloud-based application acceleration service, Virtela is also introducing the Cloud Accelerator service. Cloud Accelerator extends Virtela ESC’s acceleration benefits to applications hosted within the public cloud environment, such as Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, and IBM Cloudburst. Because Cloud Accelerator operates independent of the underlying hypervisor platform, enterprises gain the ability to accelerate applications hosted at nearly any public cloud provider.
Wyse debuts new thin client. Wyse Technology announced the Wyse Z90 thin client, the highest-performing thin client based on Windows Embedded Standard 7. The Wyse Z90 comes available with dual-core AMD G-series processors and is meant for VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)-centric cloud computing deployments. “The most important change to PC architectures over the last few years has been the integration of better graphics performance through higher-power GPUs,” said Bob O’Donnell, Vice President at IDC. “Bringing those capabilities to thin clients will help ensure that those devices can meet the performance needs of today’s users and today’s applications.” The Z90 is compliant with ENERGY STAR 5.0 Thin Client specification.
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