GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution Accelerates IT service Delivery Through Automated Provisioning of Service Templates

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 17, 2011- Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructureautomation software solutions that power IT as a Service forlabs, enterprises, and service providers, today announced itsmembership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as a CloudManagement Partner. Gale Technologies is collaborating with NetAppto integrate the GaleForce automation software with NetApp’sopen-management APIs and to deliver the GaleForce Turnkey CloudSolution for customers. With this partnership, customers will beable to implement private and hybrid cloud solutions in just twosteps and as little as two weeks, to dramatically accelerate ITservice delivery.

 

The GaleForce software is an advancedinfrastructure provisioning and orchestration framework thatprovides template-based automated provisioning of bare metal,physical, and virtual resources, spanning across storage,networking, computing, and virtualization technologies. TheGaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for NetApp is a solution bundlethat includes the GaleForce software and new GaleForce resourceadapters for the NetApp® Data ONTAP® and OnCommandTMsoftware interfaces, and support for the NetApp Storage ServiceCatalog. With these GaleForce resource adapters for NetApp storageproducts, together with adapters for compute and network resources,and pre-built automation workflows, organizations gain newfoundagility and simplicity that allows them to easily defineservice-level templates for storage services and publish them tothe GaleForce self-service catalog. The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud forNetApp therefore provides a ready-made solution for three ofNetApp’s main tenets of the path to a private cloud – Automation,Service Catalog, and Self-Service Enablement.

 

“The challenge in today’s IT organizations isbuilding a cloud infrastructure out of legacy and existinginfrastructure that can run all their workloads, virtualized ornot, while also leveraging the benefits of new technologies andstandards in a way that makes sense in their operations,” saidGarima Thockchom, vice president, marketing of Gale Technologies. “The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for NetApp benefits companiesby allowing them to get the most from their infrastructureinvestment and enabling them to automate the provisioning of anyworkload environment at any scale across multiple vendors andtechnologies.”

 

Gale Technologies will be demonstrating theintegrated GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution at VMworld 2011, in LasVegas from August 29 to September 1, in booth 871. Gale will alsobe participating in NetApp’s booth 402.

 

NetApp collaborates with leading automationand analytic software vendors like Gale Technologies to provideseamless integration with NetApp® open-management APIs. Thisintegration provides end-to-end cloud management, includingfull-stack orchestration, self-service portals, metering, andreporting. To learn more about NetApp’s cloud management partnersolutions, visit www.youtube.com/user/NetAppTV#g/c/F2B53DC61A1B869D.

 

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p class=”fontNormal”>About GaleTechnologies
With over 100 live deployments powered by its products, GaleTechnologies is a trusted provider of advanced software solutionsthat automate and orchestrate IT resources – allowing organizationsto accelerate and streamline the delivery of infrastructure as aservice and cloud computing environments. As a pioneer ofinnovative solutions for end-to-end resource provisioning,scheduling, and automation across networking, server, storage, andvirtualization technologies, Gale allows thousands of users toschedule and execute workloads on a shared, heterogeneous, dynamicenvironment with unprecedented flexibility. Gale’s customers reportCAPEX and OPEX savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars per sitefrom converting legacy silos of IT environments into fullyautomated and shared dynamic environments that can be securelyaccessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Headquartered in SantaClara, California, Gale serves a global customer base with officesin North America and Asia. For more information, visit www.galetechnologies.com.

About the NetApp Alliance PartnerProgram
The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualifiedinfrastructure and application providers with access to NetAppsolutions, software development kits, technical support, training,certification, product information, and marketing and salesassistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breedpartner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage.Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program isavailable at www.netapp.com/alliances.

 

Gale Technologies MediaContact:
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