DataSynapse upgrades FabricServer software

Source: DataSynapse

DataSynapse, Inc. today announced the launch of its FabricServer 2.5 software, an enabling platform for achieving real-time infrastructure.

The latest version of DataSynapse's enterprise application virtualisation platform is the only commercially available software that configures, activates and scales applications based on business demands and policies. With the new version of FabricServer, DataSynapse customers can create real-time infrastructure environments that dynamically allocate computing resources to enterprise applications - lowering existing operational costs and reducing data centre growth by increasing resource utilisation.

Real-time infrastructure is IT infrastructure that dynamically responds to business demand and enables the timely and cost-effective delivery of new business services. According to Donna Scott, vice president at Gartner Inc., in the "Hype Cycle for IT Operations Management, 2007" report (published 22 June 2007), "Real-time infrastructure has three value propositions expressed as business goals: reduced costs, achieved by better, more-efficient resource usage and by reduced IT operations management costs; improved service levels, achieved by dynamic tuning of IT services; and increased agility, achieved by rapid provisioning of new services or resources and scaling of established services."

The latest release of FabricServer improves the end-to-end user experience for business applications by allocating computing resources based on business demand, business calendar, service level agreements (SLAs) or transactional priority. The 2.5 version contains DataSynapse Studio™ software, the first developer tool for real-time environments that automates and standardises the testing, deployment and packaging of enterprise applications. The updated release also provides seamless integration with DataSynapse VersaVision™ software, the company's business reporting and analytics platform, which provides visibility into real-time infrastructure and the enterprise applications that run on it.

"Dynamic configuration, activation and scaling of enterprise applications will have a a ve a dramatic impact on the manner in which organisations manage their data centres," stated Barry Childe, director, head of High Performance Computing at Barclays Capital. "I believe that IT organisations can be much more proactive going forward in implementing real-time strategies for managing costs and growth."

With the latest version of FabricServer, IT organisations can focus on simplifying application management, application deployment and increase operational efficiency and agility. Business benefits include:
  • Reduced data centre operations costs and growth rates through improved utilisation rates of servers in the data centre.
  • Improved business user experience through allocation of computing resources based on business demand, business calendar, service level agreements or transactional priority.

"With support for the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0, Internet Information Server and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in FabricServer 2.5, DataSynapse is enabling Microsoft's enterprise customers to better meet business goals by creating an IT infrastructure that continuously adapts to support new applications and capabilities," said, Dino Chiesa, director in the Connected Systems Division, at Microsoft.

The latest release of FabricServer, which will be generally available in Q1 2008, includes the following key new features:
  • DataSynapse Studio: A development tool for configuring enterprise applications for a real-time IT environment.
  • Support for Microsoft Application Platforms: Supports .NET Framework 3.0, Internet Information Server and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 alongside existing support for Java, J2EE, Legacy and COTS/ISV applications - many of the technologies in the application portfolio of DataSynapse's enterprise customers.
  • Command-Line Interface:Enables integration with enterprise scripting languages to automate packaging and deployment of enterprise applications.

"If businesses operate in real-time, then so should their IT infrastructures," said Jamie Bernardin, president, CTO and co-founder, DataSynapse. "Our technology is proven to help customers create real-time environments today. With FabricServer software, DataSynapse has made it dramatically easier for IT organisations to deliver on the promises of on-demand computing, utility computing and shared SOA services."

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