KuppingerCole Executive Report Profiles ServiceMesh's Role in Transforming Enterprise IT into a Strategic Business Enabler
Executive report describes end-to-end IT management platforms as the "Holy Grail" for an agile, secure, and governed enterprise
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ServiceMesh, provider of the industry's only enterprise-grade cloud management platform, today announced that KuppingerCole, a leading industry analyst firm, has released an Executive View report profiling the ServiceMesh Agility Platform. KuppingerCole, in its analysis of the Agility Platform concluded that, "The idea of a single end-to-end platform for IT management for an entire enterprise is the 'holy grail' of platforms for any IT department aspiring to be both agile and enterprise grade secure and governed. ServiceMesh has a well-designed platform that looks to have been well architected and possibly capable of meeting this lofty objective."
According to Craig Burton, previously founder of the Burton Group and currently distinguished analyst at KuppingerCole, "The need for governance and accountability has grown exponentially with the rise of cloud computing. ServiceMesh's focus on cloud governance as part of an end-to-end self-service platform illustrates how, with the right foundation, IT can provide a controlled environment where business units, departments, and even project managers can use a full featured IT platform for everything."
"We have worked closely with our Global 2000 customers over the years to create a platform for true self-service, on-demand consumption of enterprise IT services within secure and governed cloud environments, allowing business units to flourish while ensuring accountability and control," said Eric Pulier, CEO ServiceMesh. "We are delighted to see this common view of IT success from the distinguished analysts at KuppingerCole, and continue to deliver successful proof points for these cloud-based IT operating models with our customers daily."
Global 2000 customers are using the Agility Platform today to achieve the following benefits:
- Increase IT innovation investment by 48 percent while keeping the overall IT budget constant.
- 42 percent total cost of ownership savings for business-critical applications.
- 78 percent reduction in time-to-market for provisioning custom enterprise platforms.
- 97 percent reduction in time-to-market for provisioning standardized infrastructure services.
- 84 percent operating cost savings for IT infrastructure services.
Agility Platform helps organizations realize the strategic benefits of cloud computing by enabling them to accelerate the release and deployment of applications onto private, public or hybrid clouds while governing their deployment, orchestration, and configuration with extensible policy controls. Global 2000 customers can accelerate the pace and frequency of their software releases, enabling business application owners to respond to new opportunities at the speed of market change.
KuppingerCole, founded in 2004, is a leading Europe-based analyst company for identity focused information security,both in classical and in cloud environments. KuppingerCole stands for expertise, thought leadership, and a vendor-neutral view on these information security market segments, covering all relevant aspects like Identity and Access Management (IAM), Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC), IT Risk Management, Authentication and Authorization, Single Sign-On, Federation, User Centric Identity Management, eID cards, Cloud Security and Management, and Virtualization.
ServiceMesh provides the industry's only enterprise-grade cloud management platform that enables on-demand, self-service IT operating models for Global 2000 clients. Enterprise customers select the ServiceMesh Agility Platform to automate the deployment and management of enterprise applications and platforms across private, public and hybrid cloud environments. The Agility Platform provides a single, integrated control point for governance, compliance and security across the customer's cloud applications and environments, empowering the business with fully governed, self-service access to applications, platforms, and services. Some of the world's largest and most sophisticated companies in financial services, health care and other highly regulated industries rely on ServiceMesh to deliver applications and services at the speed of market change, streamline bureaucratic and inefficient IT operating models and transform IT into a strategic business enabler and competitive advantage. To learn more, visit www.servicemesh.com. @servicemesh
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