IndependenceIT, an integrated workspace automation software platform provider allowing IT departments, service providers and ISVs to easily deliver workspaces, applications and desktops as a service (DaaS), today announced enhanced support for vCloud Air and vCloud Director at VMworld 2015 to expand public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructure options for partners. Now generally available, single and multi-tenant virtual data centers (vDC) can be deployed on vCloud Air with the automation and workflow engine contained within Cloud Workspace Suite without requiring users to access, learn, or support the vCloud Air / vCloud Director interface.
As part of IndependenceIT’s “Bring your own Cloud” deployment initiative, support for vCloud Air allows for the management of IT as a Service (ITaaS) including workspaces, desktops, applications, and data in any cloud computing environment. vCloud Air’s platform allows users to migrate workloads from private deployment to the vCloud Air public cloud without sacrificing security or performance. Existing on-premise applications can be migrated to the public cloud or administrators can establish new application workloads using Cloud Workspace Suite in vCloud Air or their private data center using vCloud Director. These business-critical workloads can span the infrastructure of choice, all with the security and capable features of vCloud Air and vCloud Director.
New in Cloud Workspace Suite:
- Automated creation of the Cloud Workspace Suite platform on vCloud Air using the vCloud Air APIs
- Unified management of any Cloud Workspace vDC created on premises or within any vCloud Air region. Cloud Workspace support for vCloud Air Dedicated Cloud or Virtual Private Cloud
- Fully functional Cloud Workspace Suite management of users and resources in vCloud Air for simplified user support management
- Optimization of client servers that host workspace sessions by auto-resizing RAM and vCPU to fit the user workload profile
- Manage application installations and upgrades
- Real-time monitoring and reporting via Cloud Workspace Suite and vCloud Air API
Cloud Workspace Suite also features integration with vCloud Director and broader support for the vCloud Air hypervisor, allowing users to create and manage multi-tenant, session based workspaces in a variety of cloud environments. This integration allows administrators to traverse multiple virtual infrastructures, allowing user, policy, and workflow management across multiple virtual infrastructure resources, including data, networking, security, and availability.
With Cloud Workspace Suite, administrators have the option of using the solution’s native web application or the comprehensive API to manage multiple cloud or on-premise environments to create and manage unlimited instances of remote Workspaces and hosted Remote Application environments without having to write code to the VMWare API. Cloud-based access to on premise servers, applications, and resources from within the Cloud Workspace Suite is also possible for managing local and cloud based resources.
“Providers come to realize that service agility and scalability is the name of the game in the new era of IT, and their ability to simplify the management of heterogeneous computing environments will help win over customers looking to support a dynamic workforce,” said Agatha Poon, Research Manager, Global Cloud Computing, 451 Research. “Workspace automation platforms that are designed to accelerate business agility without compromising cost, performance, and manageability, such as that provided by IndependenceIT, show promise in evolving the service provider landscape.”
“With a partner ecosystem that spans the globe, our partners depend on a range of internal or third-party cloud infrastructure to grow their operations,” said Seth Bostock, CEO, IndependenceIT. “Cloud Workspace Suite removes the barriers that limit what is possible with cloud infrastructure, providing the ability to define how and where mission critical applications and data are deployed. Support for vCloud Air furthers our cloud agnostic strategy and gives partners even greater flexibility in how they deploy cloud desktops and applications.”
Pricing and Availability
Cloud Workspace Suite with support for vCloud Air and vCloud Director is available immediately. The software is priced starting at $7.50 per user per month and scales based on volume.