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Platform Computing Named Best of VMworld Finalist in "Private Cloud Computing" Category
Sep 07, 2011 (04:09 PM EDT)

Platform ISF recognized for its hypervisor-agnostic and application-centric approach to private cloud management

TORONTO, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Platform Computing, the leader in cluster, grid and cloud management software, today announced that its private cloud management solution, Platform ISF, was recognized as the finalist in the "Private Cloud Computing" category for the 2011 Best of VMworld awards. Now in its fifth year, the Best of VMworld awards are decided by a team of independent industry experts and editors appointed by TechTarget's With 250 entrants across nine categories, Platform ISF was selected for its merits in innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

"Enterprises want to preserve their historical investment in VMware virtualization but recognize that private clouds are much more than VMware. Companies increasingly look to support other hypervisors and automate both the initial provisioning but also the flexing of services in one solution. Platform ISF simplifies the path to private cloud without forcing lock-in to one particular vendor's configuration and by automating the building of mixed virtual and physical tiers," said Jay Muelhoefer, VP of Marketing at Platform Computing. "After a review by a team of knowledgeable judges at the industry's premier virtualization conference, we are thrilled that Platform ISF was found to be one of the best private cloud management solutions available."

Platform Computing has applied its nearly 20-year history as an industry leader in grid and distributed computing to develop a next-generation Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud management solution that enables enterprises to build and run private and hybrid clouds. This latest recognition as a Best of VMworld finalist comes just shortly after a report by leading analyst firm Forrester Research placed Platform ISF at the top of the competitive heap in an evaluation of 15 industry-leading private cloud vendors. Platform ISF eliminates the silos created by vertically integrated vendor stacks that hinder efficiency in heterogeneous environments, thus enabling enterprises to maximize resources available from both virtualized and legacy IT infrastructure.

For IT administrators, Platform ISF utilizes a "single cloud pane" that unifies operational management and enables efficient consolidation of service level agreements (SLA) across applications into one view encompassing both virtual and physical realms. Because Platform ISF is technology-agnostic, it can operate in heterogeneous environments and act as the neutral management layer for pulling resources into a unified environment, independent of location or ownership of resources.

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