SOURCE: CloudPhysics


August 13, 2013 07:32 ET

CloudPhysics Launches the First Card Store for VMware Users

Card Store Provides Analytics Essential to VMware Operational Use Cases and to Resolving Critical IT Problems

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - CloudPhysics, who provides intelligent operations management for virtualized workloads, today unveiled the CloudPhysics Card Store, the first IT operations app store built on an industry-wide dataset and community. The CloudPhysics user interface is composed of Cards, each of which is a highly focused app to solve a particular IT operations problem. Cards are built by CloudPhysics and members of its user community using the Card Builder feature of the cloud-based service and range across all IT operations use cases from planning, procurement, reporting, analysis, troubleshooting and capacity management.

Today CloudPhysics announced $10 million in funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; previous investors the Mayfield Fund, Mark Leslie, Peter Wagner, Carl Waldspurger, Nigel Stokes, Matt Ocko and VMware co-founders also participated: also released its SaaS offering, which automatically uncovers hidden operational hazards before problems emerge as well as identifies radical efficiency improvements in storage, compute and networking with VMware workloads:

Today IT teams employ a myriad of homegrown, commercial and open source products to manage the operations of their virtualized data center. Unfortunately, the tools are not inter-operable, with different licensing agreements, installers, capabilities, user interfaces and security policies. As a result, IT teams end up spending their time managing the management applications, diverting them from their primary responsibility: keeping the data center operational.

"With the Card Store, customers benefit from the collective intelligence of the IT community at their fingertips," said Irfan Ahmad, CTO and Co-Founder of CloudPhysics. "Purpose-built for IT operational tasks and problems, each user-defined analytic -- referred to as a 'Card' -- is a highly specialized app targeting a particular problem. To paraphrase Apple, 'If you have an operational problem in your data center, there's a Card for that.' And just as Apple's App Store revolutionized how consumers use technology, the CloudPhysics Card Store stands to revolutionize IT operations management."

In addition to downloading existing user-defined Cards in the Card Store, all users have access to the CloudPhysics Card Builder. IT teams can define, build and customize their own IT Operations Cards -- then publish and share these solutions with their team or the Card Store and community at large. Many popular Cards -- such as Knowledge Base Advisor, vCheck suite, Security Hardening and Thin Provisioning Advisor -- were created by experts and renowned virtualization practitioners in the industry.

For a limited time, customers have the opportunity to try all Cards in the Card Store for free. To start a free trial, go to: In addition to the free trial, users can participate in the CloudPhysics VMworld 2013 Challenge which begins today and runs to the opening of VMware's VMworld, taking place August 25 - 29 in San Francisco. Users are challenged to create compelling Cards that solve real problems in VMware environments and to publish them to the community in the Card Store. Details can be found at:

You can also see the Card Store in CloudPhysics' booth #1934 at VMworld 2013.

About CloudPhysics
CloudPhysics, winner of the Best Innovation Award at VMware's VMworld, delivers unique insights into virtualized IT operations. Representing a fundamental advancement in systems management, CloudPhysics is the first to combine the collective intelligence drawn from its global IT operations dataset with unique, patent-pending data center simulation and resource management techniques, empowering IT teams to make data-driven operational decisions. The company, based in Mountain View, California, is founded and staffed by engineering and product leaders from VMware, Google and Cadence, and backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the Mayfield Fund. For more information, visit:

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