CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CloudGenera, the industry's best-in-class independent cloud decision engine, today announced its new CloudAssist and CloudAssist Mobile products, designed to allow enterprises to visualize the impact of the cloud on their business in real time for better IT decision making. CloudAssist makes IT analysis actionable by visually presenting quantitative and qualitative data on available private, hybrid and public cloud solutions in an agnostic, unbiased manner.
"The decision-making processes associated with cloud computing are known to be cumbersome and complex, but they don't need to be that way," said Brian Kelly, CEO of CloudGenera. "Simplification in the form of automation and visualization is possible through CloudAssist and CloudAssist Mobile so that enterprises can easily compare cloud options and make the best choice without being susceptible to costly and error-prone manual evaluation methods."
CloudGenera automatically pulls data from public cloud service providers and maintains reference architectures for common private cloud deployment models to stay current on what the market can offer. This quantitative data is continually quality assured and supplemented with market research that layers in qualitative data that is often missed by other manual and automated methods for workload placement. This reduces cloud decision making time for customers by 75 percent compared to previous evaluation methods.
CloudAssist customers can start with more than 30 different common use cases, or create their own use cases, while evaluating Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and hyperconverged execution venues for their application needs. Following the input of the enterprise's user demographics, service level, security concerns and application design in CloudAssist, CloudGenera's patented CloudRank algorithm powers an unrivaled search engine for cloud decisioning, matching a range of private, hybrid and public cloud solutions to individual customer needs.
CloudAssist then provides visual access to large amounts of cloud data in the form of scorecards – easily digestible, clean, graphic formats that can be quickly interpreted and easily shared. The scorecards display an overall CloudRank score to show compatibility with the top three cloud solutions that align with customer needs, as well as rankings for service level, security and technology for each matching cloud solution. The scorecards also provide financial analysis by showing the cost to run on the recommended provider versus the cost to run on the model a customer currently uses. Users can then go beyond the scorecard to access details of the configuration of services from the provider that meets their needs, as well as costs associated with the services.
CloudAssist's agnostic approach, coupled with visual representation of results, yields valuable benefits for customers.
"Unlike virtualization where a workload or VM moves from physical to virtual end state, cloud is an operating model that is evaluated daily with changes that a traditional spreadsheet cannot update in real time," says Chief Revenue Officer Jason C. McKinney. "The CloudRank score is helping suppliers and enterprises visualize transformation for their application portfolio. Users of CloudGenera are the trusted advisors for workload placement."
"In our strategic conversations with CFOs, CIOs and CTOs it's clear that most need a mix of public and private cloud," said Jack Margossian, president and CEO of Comport Consulting Corporation and an HPE Platinum Partner. "CloudGenera is the roadmap to understand the economics for each workload, across various vendor and cloud scenarios. Our team finds that customers are grateful to have hard data and up-to-the-minute comparisons to make these important decisions."
Considered a starting point for unbiased cloud decisioning, the new CloudAssist Mobile features pre-built use cases that can be tailored to users' business needs. The entire process can be completed in less than five minutes, and upon completion, users have the option to send a detailed report with specific information about how to deploy a specific use case in the selected execution venue to their email address. CloudAssist Mobile employs a guided, step-by-step experience to deliver scorecards and cloud rankings on service level, security, technology and total cost of ownership. CloudAssist Mobile is downloadable on Android and iOS devices.
To learn more about CloudAssist and CloudAssist Mobile and to sign up, please visit www.cloudgenera.com/subscribe.
CloudGenera is the industry's best-in-class independent cloud decision engine, providing vendor agnostic IT analysis that allows organizations to choose the cloud solution that truly fits their needs. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, CloudGenera offers highly visual software that automates cloud decisioning for a clear view of available private, hybrid and public cloud solutions, eliminating costly and error-prone manual cloud evaluation methods and speeding enterprise time to digital transformation. With CloudGenera, some of the world's largest resellers have transformed and extended their businesses into cloud brokerage. For more information, please visit www.cloudgenera.com.
McGrath/Power Public Relations for CloudGenera
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