Cloud Silver Lining Certifies Emulex OneCommand® Vision for the Cloud

Emulex's I/O Management Tool Meets Cloud Silver Lining Xertification™ Standards

May 08, 2012, 10:00 ET from Cloud Silver Lining

CHICAGO and PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) today announced the Emulex OneCommand Vision software product has been certified as Cloud Enabling technology under the Cloud Silver Lining Xertification program.


CSL is an IT as a Service (ITaaS) company optimizing the delivery of Cloud-based professional services, tools and certification for enterprises. Emulex Corporation, a leading provider of converged networking and I/O solutions, delivers enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center and Cloud environments.

CSL Xertification identifies a company's product(s) as Cloud Compatible or Cloud Enabling, providing independent confirmation that each solution meets the needs of enterprises moving to the Cloud. Products are assessed for compliance based on the seven characteristics of Cloud transformation as validated by the Cloud Council of 7™ (CCO7). Xertification not only improves the business ROI of IT investments, but also ensures vendors follow best-practice behavior in the design and development of their products and services.

Emulex OneCommand Vision is an intelligent application that provides proactive I/O management within data center and Cloud environments. IT and Cloud administrators benefit from the ability to maximize I/O resource utilization and proactively enhance performance and availability by monitoring and analyzing critical I/O performance metrics.

"We're pleased Emulex OneCommand Vision has achieved certification from Cloud Silver Lining," said Bob Shinn, Senior Managing Partner, CSL. "Our Xertification program is a rigorous process which looks at the full range of attributes our enterprise clients seek in Cloud solutions. By certifying its software product, Emulex is reinforcing the value and trust of its solutions."

"Achieving CSL certification is an important milestone for OneCommand Vision," said Shaun Walsh, vice president of marketing, Emulex.  "One of the key benefits of OneCommand Vision is its ability to help businesses monitor IT storage SLAs and performance metrics from outside the storage 'cloud,' helping businesses monitor application performance against a defined set of objectives that have been agreed to by external providers, and accelerate problem identification when issues occur. Working with Cloud Sliver Lining, we are able to show independent assessment and confirmation of the Cloud-readiness of OneCommand Vision."

About Cloud Silver Lining
Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) offers Cloud-focused Professional Services, Software Tools and Certification to enterprises worldwide. The company's consulting services help IT professionals deliver IT-as-a-Service to their enterprise users. The CSL Cloud Toolkit™, Cloud Assurance™ and Dashboard Intelligence™ products provide tools to simplify Cloud implementation and management. The Xertification™ program validates products as Cloud Compatible, services as Cloud enabling, and individuals as Cloud Ambassadors. CSL is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with offices in Providence, RI and the UK. More information can be found at

About Cloud Council of 7
The Cloud Council of 7 (CCO7) is a collaboration of business users, policy makers, technology and service providers, and academics created to help eliminate confusion in the Cloud technology marketplace. CCO7 has validated seven characteristics of Cloud transformation: Service Adaptability, Accessibility, Multi-tenancy, Dynamic Scalability, Financial efficiency, Holistic Security & Management and, Sustainability. More information is available at


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