Nimbula Named a 'Cool Vendor' in Cloud Management by Leading Analyst Firm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Apr 16, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Nimbula, the Cloud Operating System Company, today announced that it
has been selected by Gartner as one of the cool vendors in cloud
management in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in Cloud Management, 2012"
report published on April 11, 2012 by Milind Govekar, Donna Scott and
Cameron Haight. This is the latest in a series of accolades for
Nimbula which includes being named one of the top cloud enablers
gaining mind share in the Cloud Computing Journal and inclusion on
CRN's Coolest Cloud Vendors list.
According to the Gartner report, "As enterprises deploy private
clouds, interest in managing them and hybrid cloud implementations is
rising. Innovative vendors and technologies can help manage
infrastructure resources to deliver service quality, security and
availability, as well as workloads, in private, hybrid cloud
Nimbula's flagship product, Nimbula Director, takes enterprises and
service providers from bare metal to infrastructure cloud in a matter
of hours rather than days. Nimbula Director is differentiated by its
high level of automation and scale, reliability and ease of use.
Providing a one-stop virtual data center management solution, Nimbula
Director isolates customers from the operational and hardware
complexity associated with deploying a private, hybrid or public
"We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud
Management. This is a great reward for executing on our
differentiated strategy," said Reza Malekzadeh, VP of Marketing at
Nimbula. "Rather than building yet another management layer for
existing virtualization environments, we set to build an innovative
approach to infrastructure management from the ground up focused on
ease of use, strong security and scalability."
The recently released Nimbula Director 2.0 continues to raise the bar
-- Extensibility: Nimbula Director is the industry's first truly
extensible cloud platform. Its functionality can be augmented by third
parties who can provide network, data, PaaS or other cloud services.
Those services and their custom logic are embedded into the cloud, are
run and managed as if they were written by Nimbula and inherit all of
Nimbula Director's high availability, multi-tenancy and network
security functionality. Services are therefore easy to integrate,
inherit a wide range of management functionality and are presented
seamlessly to the tenants of the cloud.
-- VMware Support: Nimbula Director is the first Cloud OS to bring the
benefits of an EC2-style cloud to VMware customers with its support of
the ESXi hypervisor. In addition, Nimbula Director will support
VMware's Cloud Foundry PaaS solution, and Nimbula is now a member of
VMware's Technology Alliance Program (TAP).
-- Application Management: Nimbula Director is extending its management
from the control plane up into the end user application space.
Customers can now orchestrate the provisioning of complex applications
and have the system monitor and manage applications over their
lifetimes. As a result, customer applications become as reliable as
the Nimbula control plane without any need to alter the application.
-- DNS and VPN Services: This release rounds out the IaaS networking
feature set, which also includes DHCP, NAT, firewall and VLAN
services, providing a complete set of networking services required for
running real world applications. Nimbula Director makes network
configuration completely self-service, decreasing provisioning times
and lowering the burden from the IT staff of enterprises and service
-- Enterprise Readiness: Nimbula has furthered its enterprise readiness
lead releasing the only production ready cloud infrastructure solution
by, among other things, introducing a scalable distributed backend
database, using an SELinux base for its node software, and introducing
more enterprise systems management functionality and adding quota
management as well.
Founded by the team that developed the industry-leading
Amazon EC2, Nimbula delivers a comprehensive cloud operating system
that uniquely combines the scalability and operational efficiencies
of the public cloud with the control, security and trust of today's
most advanced data centers. Nimbula was named one of the most
promising startups in The Wall Street Journal and was dubbed "one of
three cloud properties ready to burst" in Fortune. Nimbula is
headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information,
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