NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Virtual TestCenter is based on VMware vCloud™ Director technology and is already in use in a pilot project for Siemens AG software developers. The Secure Virtual TestCenter is designed to be deployed in a secure private or hybrid cloud environment. It provides easy configuration and administration, and comes with a pay-per-use model with standard pre-configured sizes and SLAs.
In order to test their solutions, development departments often invested -and still do- in complex testing infrastructures to provide them the resources necessary for all types of software testing. Overscaled and underutilized, these infrastructures are a huge financial burden adding testing costs to development costs. "Secure Virtual TestCenter" offers a flexible and scalable testing infrastructure for any IT project. Early adopters of cloud applications can rest assured: the underpinning cloud technology is an ideal testing environment for cloud applications.
By using the Siemens IT Solutions and Services "Secure Virtual TestCenter", software developers can put their developments to the test without having to invest in costly infrastructures. Paying only for the resources they need for a project, they can execute their test procedures and gain valuable information for the production environment – for cloud applications as well as for traditional software.
The Secure Virtual TestCenter provides all features of a state-of-the-art data center: immediate availability, high flexibility and security features for the enterprise customer.
The Secure Virtual TestCenter offers fast adaptation to individual customer environments and requirements: average application environments can be made available in no more than 30 minutes. The solution is the result of a joint development project between Siemens IT Solutions and Services and VMware.
"We have developed a state-of-the-art cloud offering with compelling benefits for our customers," says Ralf Eichler, Vice President Delivery Portfolio Management at Siemens IT Solutions and Services. "It is the first step on our way to offer our customers a full-range virtual datacenter."
"We are pleased that Siemens IT Solutions and Services has adopted our leading-edge VMware vCloud™ Director technology as a platform for their cloud-based offerings and innovations," said Dan Chu, Vice President, Cloud Infrastructure and Services, VMware. "The selection of VMware vCloud Director will ensure that Siemens is able to achieve the agility and efficiency of cloud computing with the security and control of their existing datacenter."
Siemens IT Solutions and Services is an internationally leading provider of IT solutions and services. It covers the entire IT service chain from a single source, from consulting to system integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. In addition, Siemens IT Solutions and Services complements the portfolio offerings of the Siemens Sectors with IT solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and industry-specific knowledge, the IT provider creates measurable added value for its customers. Siemens IT Solutions and Services employs more than 35,000 people, and in fiscal 2009, which ended on 30 September, posted annual sales of around 4.7 billion euros, of which over 75 percent are generated outside of the Siemens Sectors. Further information at: www.siemens.com/it-solutions.
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