SOURCE: UC4 Software Inc.

UC4 Software Inc.

June 14, 2010 09:10 ET

UC4 Software Introduces New Rapid Automation Package for VMware Environments

Solution Brings Application and Process Awareness to Virtualized Environments, Increases Virtual Machine Utilization Rates, Reduces Administrative Tasks

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  UC4 Software, a leading provider of Intelligent Service Automation and IT process optimization solutions, today announced a new Rapid Automation package for VMware environments. The solution, which works with VMware vSphere™ and VMware vCenter™ server, combines the UC4 V8 Automation Engine, new UC4 Agent for VMware environments and fast-start process templates. The new RA Package provides customers with the tools to deploy and manage applications and business processing in virtual environments.

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"Customers need a single, holistic view of their applications and processes running across hybrid computing environments," said Vincent Stueger, CTO, UC4 Software. "With UC4 and VMware vSphere™, customers can run their most critical processes in virtual environments with the confidence that they will be completed at the right time, every time."

"Customers are increasingly looking to virtualization and complementary technologies to help ensure business-critical processes run automatically and meet SLA requirements," said Bernie Mills, senior director, alliance programs, VMware. "UC4 helps customers gain insight into the requirements and dependencies of their most important applications for improved business process management in VMware environments."

UC4 helps balance workloads across the enterprise, whether jobs are running in physical or virtualized environments. UC4's virtualization automation capabilities ensure that new virtual machines are brought into backup and maintenance strategies and simplify the creation and monitoring of jobs on multiple virtualized servers. More information on UC4's Automated Virtualization solutions is available at: http://www.uc4.com/products-solutions/uc4-rapid-automation-packages/uc4-automated-virtualization

UC4 Rapid Automation packages combine the UC4 V8 Automation Engine, application-specific agents, and fast-start process templates to simplify deployment, reduce operating cost and speed time-to-value. The UC4 Agent for VMware Environments, included in the Rapid Automation package announced today, automates a wide range of VMware vSphere tasks from provisioning to backup. New functionality in the UC4 Agent for VMware Environments helps enable users to:

  • Dynamically provision, deploy or reconfigure virtual machines on demand to manage peak processing loads and meet SLA's
  • Control VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM) based on business needs
  • Reduce administrative cost by creating and deleting snapshots

Pricing and Availability
The RA Package for VMware environments is available immediately from UC4, starting at $36,000 (US list price). More information on Intelligent Service Automation and UC4 V8, the company's automation platform, is available at: http://www.uc4.com.

About UC4 Software
UC4 Software is the global leader in Intelligent Service Automation. The company combines robust automation technology with real-time intelligence to forecast, visualize and automate complex IT and business processes across computing environments, from physical to virtual to cloud. More than 1,800 organizations worldwide trust UC4 to automate their businesses. For more information on UC4 visit: http://www.uc4.com.

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