SOURCE: Apptio


September 01, 2010 09:00 ET

Apptio Launches Solution for Optimizing Private Cloud Investments

Private Cloud Business Management Solution Enables Charge by Consumption and Provides Holistic Management of Cost, Quality and Value of Private Clouds

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) - VMWORLD -- Apptio, the leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced new capabilities that track the cost, quality and utilization of private cloud infrastructures. The new Private Cloud Business Management solution integrates with VMware and other IT systems to provide "charge by metered consumption" based on the total cost of the cloud service -- a key requirement for private cloud deployments. The deployment of private clouds is a major step in the adoption of cloud as an integral part of the IT supply chain. Apptio is first to market in providing a holistic solution for managing the cost, quality and value of the cloud for enterprise IT.

Companies are moving beyond traditional virtualization to adopt private clouds. But in order for this new model to be deemed successful, IT organizations must be able to chargeback business units for cloud services based on consumption. To do this, IT organizations must understand the services they provide to the business, the fully-loaded cost to deliver those services, and the consumption of those services by each line of business. Apptio integrates with VMware and other IT systems to incorporate all contributing costs such as virtual and physical servers, labor, facilities, software and other infrastructure based on the consumption of resources to provide an accurate TCO of private cloud services. Against that data, IT leaders can not only drive chargeback processes, but also quantify return on investment (ROI) and return on assets (ROA), service quality metrics, resource utilization metrics and demand management, and capacity planning -- everything IT leaders need to manage the business aspects of private cloud computing. With organizations spending millions of dollars on private cloud build outs over the next few years, Apptio arms business leaders with the insight and business processes to ensure proper governance and ROI of 'Cloud IT.'

Through 2012, Gartner forecasts IT organizations will spend more money on private cloud computing investments than on offerings from public cloud providers.* Given the increased adoption, the need for solutions like Apptio will be critical. Apptio's Private Cloud Business Management solution leverages data from VMware vSphere, VMware vCenter™ Chargeback and other sources to provide the total cost of private cloud services. IT is embarking into a new era of IT management with a supply chain that integrates traditional IT, private and external clouds at all levels of the infrastructure, platform and services spectrum. IT must have the systems and processes in place to adequately manage the cost, quality and value of IT services within this new paradigm.

"Apptio ensures customers have the tools to manage the entire IT supply chain including traditional IT, private clouds and external clouds," said Michel Feaster, vice president of products at Apptio. "We're providing customers with a complete solution to manage the business value of private clouds. IT leaders now have the power and knowledge to deliver accurate costing of private cloud services and determine when it makes sense to migrate more services to the cloud."

Apptio is exhibiting at VMworld, August 30 through September 2, in the Innovators Circle on the exhibition floor.

About Apptio
Apptio is the leading provider of SaaS-based Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive "Bill of IT," and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio's TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Organizations such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas, BNP Paribas, Cisco, EMD Chemical and Starbucks use Apptio to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information on Apptio, please visit or the Lean IT blog at

*Gartner press release: Gartner Says IT Organisations Will Spend More Money on Private Cloud Computing Investments Than on Offerings From Public Cloud Providers Through 2012, December 1, 2009,

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