New Quali CloudShell Virtual Edition (VE) Software Delivers Rapid Value for Virtual Environments
SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 28, 2017 -- Quali, the leader in on-demand, self-service IT environments for cloud and DevOps automation, today announced the general availability of CloudShell Virtual Edition (VE), a new cloud sandbox offering tailored for virtualized IT environments.
CloudShell VE can spin up sandbox environments with virtual components in a few minutes on most public or private clouds. The virtual edition makes it easier and more cost-effective than ever for developers, testers and DevOps teams to model complex application and virtualization infrastructure blueprints and quickly deploy them to any cloud or virtualization platform.
CloudShell VE is designed for purely virtualized environments, complementing Quali's flagship CloudShell Pro product which offers full-stack, on-demand hybrid IT environments including integration with physical infrastructure.
"CloudShell VE addresses a long-felt need among Quali customers and partners requesting a product tailored for virtualized deployments. It offers a compelling new starting point for these customers to create on-demand, self-service IT environments on any cloud of their choice (public or private) to accelerate their IT transformation and digitization initiatives," said Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer of Quali. "CloudShell VE speeds up use cases that don't require integration with physical infrastructure to adopt a standardized blueprint-driven approach that can spin up and spin down complex IT environments with significant cost efficiencies and productivity increases."
At the time of this announcement, CloudShell VE supports cloud sandboxes over private clouds running VMware vCenter and OpenStack or public clouds including AWS and Microsoft Azure. Quali expects to add support for more clouds based on business demand. With its rich library of application templates, virtualized networking components and support for ready-to-go applications, CloudShell VE allows users to accelerate DevOps and application modernization initiatives, speeding up environment setup time from weeks to minutes.
"With accelerating growth of multi and hybrid cloud infrastructure, enterprises are seeking to leverage different options -- including public clouds, private clouds and on-premise environments -- to speed and improve secure application releases and application experiences," said Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst, 451 Research. "This means choice and flexibility of different infrastructures and combinations without being locked in to any particular cloud or deployment path. By allowing enterprises to speed setup and tear-down time for on-demand, self-service IT environments, Quali's CloudShell VE may help organizations more effectively leverage multi and hybrid cloud infrastructure for virtual sandbox environments that serve development, testing, DevOps, security and other teams."
The company already has production customers deploying CloudShell VE on VMware vCenter-based private clouds as well as Microsoft Azure deployments. Several customers are currently trialing on Amazon AWS and having phased deployments for a variety of use cases including DevOps Dev/Test environments and cyber ranges for enhancing cyber security, demo, training and support environment replication.
CloudShell VE is available immediately with subscriptions starting at $1,500 per month, including licenses for five concurrent environments on a single cloud.
The company also announced a 14-day trial version for CloudShell VE. Qualified users can try out CloudShell VE by registering for the trial version at the link below.
Quali will be exhibiting at VMworld #1821 in Las Vegas from August 27thto 30th and hosting demos of CloudShell VE.
Quali is the leading provider of on-demand, self-service IT sandbox environments for cloud and DevOps automation. With its flagship CloudShell platform and blueprint-based approach, Quali gives developers, testers and architects access to replicas of authentic production environments that work on private, public, and hybrid cloud deployments with its innovative cloud sandboxes. Cloud Providers, Telcos, Technology Vendors and Enterprises including several of the Global 100 use Quali software to innovate faster and deliver their products and services to market faster with higher quality and reduced costs. More information about Quali is available at www.quali.com.