Cloud Links: Nimbula, Cloud Cruiser, nScaled, enStratus

Cloud roundup: Nimbula Director 1.5 now powers distributed clouds, Cloud Cruiser launches cost management solution for OpenStack, enStratus automates deployment of VMware Cloud Foundry, nScaled introduces new cloud storage options for the legal community.

Rich Miller

August 17, 2011

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There were a number of announcements today of new products and features for the cloud computing sector. Here's a roundup with links to the news announcements:

Nimbula Powers Distributed Clouds - Nimbula today introduced Nimbula Director 1.5, the newest release of its cloud operating system that helps enterprises and service providers build private, hybrid and public cloud infrastructure. Providing a one-stop virtual data center management solution, Nimbula Director isolates customers from the operational and hardware complexity associated with deploying a private or public cloud. With version 1.5, Nimbula Director is now capable of supporting a geographically distributed cloud, an industry first. The software can manage many geographic locations of a multi-site cloud from a single view. This dramatically improves the cloud experience for end users as they now have a single login from which they can access any resource world-wide and deploy their workloads to any site in a self-service manner.

Cloud Cruiser Launches Cost Management for OpenStack - Cloud Cruiser today announced the general availability (GA) of the Cloud Cruiser cloud cost management solution for OpenStack. It features ongoing workflow tools that provide management and accounting capabilities for optimizing capex and opex costs in heterogeneous cloud computing environments. "We are excited to have important tools needed for enterprise and service provider cloud deployments, like Cloud Cruiser's cost management solution built for OpenStack," said Jonathan Bryce, OpenStack Project Policy Board Chairman. "By adding support for OpenStack, the Cloud Cruiser cost management solution will be compatible with the growing number of public and private cloud deployments based on the emerging open cloud standard."

enStratus Announces Multi-Cloud Deployment Automation - enStratus announced today the introduction of automation capabilities for managing the deployment of VMware Cloud Foundry – the industry’s first open platform as a service (PaaS) - into any of the 18 clouds and cloud platforms managed by the enStratus cloud infrastructure management system. Support for Cloud Foundry comes with the latest enStratus release and builds on top of the enStratus service catalog functionality which provides customers with pre-bundled service catalog items that can immediately deploy Cloud Foundry environments with point and click ease."As the cloud management platform for the enterprise, enStratus has always had a strong commitment to VMware's complete cloud vision," explains enStratus CTO George Reese. "Support for Cloud Foundry represents the logical extension of this commitment into the realm of enterprise PaaS. Our enStratus service catalog automation is only the beginning of what is possible with enStratus and Cloud Foundry."

nScaled Offers Custom Clouds for Law Firms - nScaled, provider of hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for the enterprise, has announced key deployments among its customers in the legal services sector, with customers including: Davis & Gilbert, Davis Wright Tremaine, Fitzpatrick Cella, Harper & Scinto, and Zuber & Taillieu. nScaled is also introducing new storage options for the risk averse legal industry, enabling organizations to address the specific backup, disaster recovery and compliance needs of the legal industry, while also making the implementation process easy and affordable. nScaled Archive storage allows legal firms to use advanced de-duplication to provide efficient and affordable long-term retention that meets legal standards.

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