New Solution to Simplify Cloud Selection and Enable Advanced Cloud Management Capabilities
San Ramon, Calif., July 14, 2015 — Kovarus, Inc., a leading systems integrator specializing in increasing IT efficiency by architecting and integrating business-aligned IT solutions, today announced an enterprise-ready cloud enablement platform that delivers a true hybrid cloud solution. Most enterprises have a broad range of applications, some best suited for private cloud, some for public cloud, and even some that are suited to both over the life of an application. The Kovarus Cloud Enablement Platform enables users to select the best public, private or hybrid cloud solution; it includes governance and compliance; and it extends enterprise cloud strategy into the cloud management layer.
The Kovarus Cloud Enablement Platform can be evaluated through the Kovarus Proven Solution Center either in-person or remotely. Kovarus has invested to bring together the most innovative and best-in-class technologies into a single solution center where organizations can test solutions before making an investment and implementing them. The experts at the Kovarus Proven Solution Center can transform some of the toughest technology challenges into solutions that benefit the entire organization.
"Businesses have many service providers to choose from for public cloud deployments, with a range of pricing, packaging, and performance options that can change regularly," said Andy Lewis, CIO at Kovarus. "The technology choices for private cloud pose similar challenges. With all of this choice and diversity, it can be confusing to determine the right cloud solution for each application or server. It is the job of enterprise IT to provide these services to business users, and the right approach will be unique for each company. To succeed, enterprise IT needs a Cloud Management Platform that creates a seamless experience for users to request services, and to deploy and manage those services in the optimum way."
Kovarus takes an open approach to cloud enablement using best–in-class technologies and integrating them with key capabilities that provide efficiency, cost savings, and optimization. The components include:
– Service Catalog – End users can experience the power of the cloud by selecting IT services through a Service Catalog. Kovarus will help build a customized and sustainable services-oriented approach, where users can request the services they need in a straightforward manner. A variety of technologies can be used, such as VMware vRealize suite, OpenStack, and ServiceNow.
– Decision Engine – Selecting the right cloud solution is the first step. Kovarus achieves this with an integrated intelligence solution provided by XOcur, which is a core component of the platform. This key intelligence layer matches specific business and application needs to the right cloud(s): private, public, or a hybrid of the two. It optimizes cost, taking into account performance, compliance, and geographic location criteria; it provides predictive analytics to ensure usage and market changes are optimized on behalf of a user; and it delivers visibility and transparency into deployed costs and assets. Kovarus can build or supply the recommended cloud provider platform.
– Orchestration and Automation – Kovarus will customize and integrate provisioning tools to automate IT services and applications to ensure seamless deployment to the right cloud(s): private, public or hybrid.
"We left a recent briefing in the Kovarus Proven Solution Center impressed with their Cloud Enablement Platform, which complements our Unified Cloud capabilities when building and managing high performance clouds for business critical applications," said Andy Schroepfer, Chief Strategy Officer, HOSTING. "We are excited to provide clear, tangible cloud recommendations with Kovarus, leveraging XOcur, to remove the complexity and guess work from finding the best cloud option. Together, we make cloud solutions a reality for clients."
About The Kovarus Proven Solution Center
The Kovarus Proven Solution Center helps accelerate the journey to the cloud by showcasing the alignment of IT and business, enabling organizations to see first-hand how to reduce complexity, improve cost efficiency, and deliver the value that is expected of technology investments step by step. Kovarus has invested to bring together the most innovative and best-in-class technologies into a single solution center where organizations can test solutions before making an investment and implementing them.
Located at Kovarus’ San Francisco Bay Area headquarters, the Kovarus Proven Solution Center is available for in-person and remote demos. The experts at Kovarus collaborate with each organization to understand their unique business and technology needs, then build a customized roadmap to help realize the benefits of new or existing investments. This ensures that each solution is optimized to deliver the highest business value.
Kovarus focuses on increasing IT efficiency for their clients by architecting and integrating business-aligned IT solutions. The company’s holistic approach to helping customers deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) focuses on the people, process, and technologies for enabling IT management and service delivery. This includes deep expertise in data center technologies, including: virtualization, server, storage, networking and cloud computing. Kovarus enables its customers to dramatically simplify their IT operating model and cost-effectively deliver the resources their organizations need to succeed in today’s highly competitive environment.
Kovarus has been chosen as a premier partner by leading technology companies including VMware, EMC, and Cisco, and has successfully helped a wide range of private and public sector customers drive business innovation and success. Founded in 2003, Kovarus is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional locations in Sacramento, Seattle, and Denver. For more information on Kovarus, please visit www.kovarus.com.