Unisys updates secure private cloud to cut IT costs

Jennifer Scott News
23 Feb, 2012

Version 2.1 of the solution focuses on administration, with the aim of lowering costs in IT

Unisys has announced an updated version of its Secure Private Cloud offering, hoping better management tools will cut costs for the IT department.

Version 2.1 introduces a new dashboard, enabling IT admins to manage all of its resources from a single pane of glass.

This real-time hub will allow for instant responses to failing equipment, full utilisation of infrastructure, by easily identifying which hardware has free capacity, and help keep up any service level agreements (SLAs).

"This advanced dashboard capability gives organisations the visibility they need to better manage their cloud resources and expenditures," said Rod Sapp, vice president of data centre transformation and outsourcing technology at Unisys.

"As the adage goes, you can't manage what you don't measure.”

Unisys claims these extra management capabilities will help businesses save money in IT as well.

By having the single management tool, there is no need for multiple admins running around the data centre to keep up with each element, and with better utilisation, customers can be sure of their hardware needs and not purchase a surplus.

Another claimed benefit is a reduction in deployment time.With streamlined management comes streamline provisioning and Unisys said the updated version will cut provisioning from “weeks to minutes.”

“With Unisys Secure Private Cloud Solution, organisations can finally get their arms around all of their cloud investments so that they can realise the benefits in responsiveness and cost savings that cloud computing offers,” concluded Sapp.

The last version was only released in November last year and featured role-based single sign-on, enhanced automation and the inclusion of a open software framework.

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