Industry News Desk
Q-layer Introduces the Agile Data Center for Cloud Computing
New Solution Leverages Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) and Datacenter Abstraction Layer (DAL) to Enable Cloud Computing
Jul. 25, 2008 01:15 PM
Q-layer announced the Q-layer Delegation Manager, a solution
that turns virtual server environments into a true cloud computing platform.
This release of Delegation Manager provides complete support for VMware
Infrastructure 3 environments, including the VMware ESX Hypervisor, with future
support for additional Hypervisors including Xen, Sun Microsystems' xVM VirtualBox
and Microsoft Hyper-V. The Q-layer Delegation Manager enables fast
browser-based provisioning of data center assets for helpdesk, technical
end-users and non- technical end-users, with integrated credit-based
charge-back capabilities, reporting and easy to use flash-based management
controls. Q-layer's Delegation Manager is installed in minutes through the VMware Virtual
Center as a Virtual Appliance
and builds on Q-layer's VPDC and Datacenter Abstraction Layer (DAL) technology.
It enables model-driven orchestration capabilities for data centers, including
workflows to cohesively orchestrate virtual servers, networks and storage.
establishes a new level of flexibility for data center operations," said
Mark Bowker, analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group (www.enterprisestrategygroup.com).
"With Q-layer Delegation Manager, the company provides enterprises and
service providers with a comprehensive computing solution that extends the
benefits of virtualization by enabling IT to hand off a pool of resources based
on credits and then apply chargeback for usage. Q-layer is establishing itself
as an innovator in creating agile data centers for cloud computing."
"PINS is partnering with Q-layer in order to bring a
true cloud computing offering to market," said Jan Willem des Tombe, CEO
of PINS, a leading Dutch hosting and managed services provider,. "We see a
huge market opportunity for cloud computing services, to make data center
functionality accessible to all our customers. Q-layer's Virtual Private
concept introduces unprecedented flexibility to our customers, while leveraging
our existing data center infrastructure."
The Q-layer Delegation Manager augments existing data center
infrastructure including Hypervisors, networks and storage devices. The system
provides complete orchestration of these underlying assets to enable data
center agility for cloud computing. To facilitate this ecosystem, Q-layer is
also working with leading technology partners to create complete virtualization
solutions for the next generation data center.
"We are excited to be working with Q-layer to create
comprehensive virtualization solutions for the virtualized data center,"
said Jon Toor, vice president of marketing at Xsigo, the technology leader in
data center I/O virtualization (www.xsigo.com).
"The combination of Xsigo's leading I/ O Virtualization solutions and
Q-layer's VPDC and data center orchestration capabilities will bring incredible
new levels of flexibility to data center operators and users."
Cloud computing turns data center infrastructures into an
agile services delivery platform. New services such as servers, storage or
applications are available on-demand to both technical and non-technical users,
with usage- based chargeback. By enabling the Virtual Private
concept, users of Q-layer's Delegation Manager are provided with a portal
designed to make cloud computing a reality today.
"With Q-layer's Delegation Manager, end-users can
provision and deploy a complete data center within minutes," said Paul
Speciale, vice president of product management at Q-layer. "Our technology
has been proven in leading data centers, and leverages the capabilities of
existing data center infrastructures to provide the most simple and extensible
cloud computing solution for data center operators."
The Q-layer Delegation Manager will be generally available
in the third quarter of 2008.