QualiSystems, the agile infrastructure automation company, today announces that its CloudShell unified orchestration and workflow automation platform will be showcased at Cisco Live 2014. CloudShell’s self-service automation of heterogeneous infrastructure and non-programmer friendly automation authoring allows IT and networking teams to evolve infrastructure delivery to become more cloud-like, enabling DevOps and increasing business agility.
CloudShell enables IT engineers to offer highly automated self-service, including reservation, auto-provisioning and reclamation, to IT users including application developers, over complex environments including physical, virtual and public cloud infrastructure. CloudShell empowers IT to deliver agile infrastructure and support more productive DevOps processes, empower a risk-mitigated evolution of enterprise applications to the cloud, speed time to value of complex data center environments, and build continuous network certification cycles for SDN and NFV.
Based on patented automation technology that features visual, object-based authoring of hybrid infrastructure environments and related automation, CloudShell offers a transformative platform for IT teams looking to evolve their practice from manual to automated processes. Cisco-certified engineers can easily capture and maintain visual automation objects representing network and other IT infrastructure device configuration processes. Objects are published in a visual library that allows individual experts’ domain expertise to be shared in a highly reusable fashion, allowing the whole team to become automation capable. An open interfacing approach that integrates any kind of legacy or cutting edge, physical or virtual resources via CLI, SNMP, existing scripts such as Puppet abstracts and Chef recipes, and a variety of programmatic interfaces including REST APIs makes CloudShell a unifying platform for automating the delivery of all IT infrastructure—not just virtual resources. An easy-to-use self-service capability including a full reservation and scheduling system, auto-provisioning and reclamation of complex, networked topologies means that IT can enable agile end-user productivity while ensuring maximum utilization of costly infrastructure.
“As IT and networking organizations seek to evolve their IT infrastructure and business practice to cloud models, overcoming the obstacles of legacy infrastructure and overly code-centric automation approaches is key to success. CloudShell is the ideal platform for IT manages to transform the entire infrastructure as well as the entire team to a more automated practice.” said Alex Henthorn-Iwane, VP of Marketing at QualiSystems. “CloudShell is purpose built to break down the automation barriers between legacy and virtual infrastructure, and between developers and IT engineers.”
QualiSystems’ CloudShell is commercially available and will be showcased at Cisco Live May 18-22 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. QualiSystems will also be hosting a 20 minute talk in the DevNet Zone addressing self service of complex IT infrastructure..
QualiSystems offers automation and orchestration solutions that deliver agility, productivity and cost savings to test labs, data centers, and software defined networks. TestShell and CloudShell automation platforms automate resource management, provisioning and testing of heterogeneous environments from bare metal to operations, development to deployment, and legacy to cloud and SDN. QualiSystems solutions are deployed by hundreds of service providers, enterprises, government agencies, and technology manufacturers worldwide.