2011-08-10 – Adaptive Computing Delivers Dynamic Cloud With New Moab Advancements

Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1 Accelerates Dynamic Cloud Optimization with Increased Automation Reliability and Cloud Services Visibility

Provo, Utah—August 10, 2011—Adaptive Computing, a thought-leader in cloud systems management and the leading provider of Optimized Dynamic Cloud solutions, today announced that IT management and their staff no longer need to accept static cloud environments. The latest release of Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1, a cloud decision engine, features extended dynamic cloud capabilities, accelerates workload management processes, maps and manages service component relationships to improve reliability and consolidates cloud event reporting. Enhanced dynamic cloud management capabilities in Moab allow IT departments to deliver applications, expand resources and keep services running optimally, all at the speed of business.

Adaptive Computing’s cloud solutions address growing demand to rapidly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) up to Applications-as-a-Service (AaaS). Currently IT lacks the ability to intelligently manage infrastructure due to restrictive manual processes, which result in a static environment. With Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1, IT infrastructure is automatically managed, creating a dynamic cloud environment that performs at the speed of business.

Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1 is a multi-dimensional decision engine that considers multiple factors and priorities and makes complex decisions. The decision engine takes the organization’s existing multi-vendor IT environment and creates a unified, synergistic world view that dynamically orchestrates IT tasks in real-time. Within 6.1, the workload management capabilities improve self-service delivery and cloud service reliability by automating customers’ best practice workflows for approving, provisioning and de-commissioning resources to reduce IT staff burden, configuration errors and issues.

Adaptive Computing’s ability to map and manage the components of a multi-application service ensures policies, decisions and actions are appropriately applied to the resources as a set. This ensures proper provisioning and de-commissioning, and avoids issues during the application lifecycle as the environment is dynamically managed. Consolidated cloud event reporting provides the administrator real-time visibility into resource and workload events and issues to better understand and optimize the performance of their cloud environment with secure access based on user role. Cloud event reporting tracks, filters and analyzes workload, resource activities and events across the cloud in a single view.

“There is a tremendous opportunity for Adaptive Computing to apply its multi-dimensional decision engine to enable customers to better address and solve critical challenges in the data center, and positively impact their business,” said Robert Clyde, CEO of Adaptive Computing. “Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1 is yet another proof point of our continued leadership in the dynamic cloud automation space and builds upon Adaptive Computing’s unmatched ability to optimize cloud service levels.”

Additional enhancements for Moab Adaptive Computing Suite 6.1 include:

  • Easier portal customization: Organizations can tailor the portal to their specific needs with new user interface framework enhancements.
  • Enhanced chargeback flexibility: Enterprises can set chargeback rates for custom billing scenarios such as set-up versus periodic resource usage.
  • Simplified installation for faster time-to-value: The new Adaptive Solution Installer accelerates the basic instructional process of the solution components.

Moab has been battle tested for over ten years, and with the additional features of 6.1, customers gain the intelligence to manage cloud infrastructure and accommodate more workloads and users, enabling the cloud to be agile, automated and adaptive—three essential abilities for long-term cloud success. In addition to the new features, the Moab 6x series continues its leadership in applying predictive workload management to optimize service delivery to all known current and future resource and SLA commitments, as well as resource state and events such as maintenance activities. It dynamically reduces power by consolidating workloads and powering down systems not in use, automatically migrates workloads at risk, self heals failed resources and delivers optimized services to users. These dynamic cloud management capabilities allow IT departments to develop and manage a flexible and optimized infrastructure by delivering applications, expanding resources and keeping services running optimally.

“In order to reduce costs in IT and still deliver applications and expand for projects, CIOs reported in Gartner’s 2011 CIO survey* that developing and managing a flexible infrastructure was their number one IT strategy,” says Donna Scott, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner Research. “Cloud Computing will be the major driving force in assisting CIOs to deliver on that priority and enable the savings directed at business growth and transformation.”

*See: Reimaging IT: The 2011 CIO Agenda, Mark P. McDonald, Dave Aron, January 1, 2011.

About Adaptive Computing

Adaptive Computing is the leading provider of service-optimized dynamic cloud, data center and HPC environments. The company’s infrastructure intelligence solutions, powered by Moab®, deliver policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing products manage the world’s largest computing installations and are the preferred intelligent automation solutions for the leading global HPC and data center vendors. For more information, call Adaptive Computing at (801) 717-3700 or visit www.adaptivecomputing.com.


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