SANTA CLARA, Calif. - August 17, 2011 - Gale Technologies, a leading provider of infrastructure automation software solutions that power IT as a Service for labs, enterprises, and service providers, today announced its membership in the NetApp Alliance Partner Program as a Cloud Management Partner. Gale Technologies is collaborating with NetApp to integrate the GaleForce automation software with NetApp's open-management APIs and to deliver the GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for customers. With this partnership, customers will be able to implement private and hybrid cloud solutions in just two steps and as little as two weeks, to dramatically accelerate IT service delivery.
The GaleForce software is an advanced infrastructure provisioning and orchestration framework that provides template-based automated provisioning of bare metal, physical, and virtual resources, spanning across storage, networking, computing, and virtualization technologies. The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for NetApp is a solution bundle that includes the GaleForce software and new GaleForce resource adapters for the NetApp® Data ONTAP® and OnCommandTM software interfaces, and support for the NetApp Storage Service Catalog. With these GaleForce resource adapters for NetApp storage products, together with adapters for compute and network resources, and pre-built automation workflows, organizations gain newfound agility and simplicity that allows them to easily define service-level templates for storage services and publish them to the GaleForce self-service catalog. The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud for NetApp therefore provides a ready-made solution for three of NetApp's main tenets of the path to a private cloud - Automation, Service Catalog, and Self-Service Enablement.
"The challenge in today's IT organizations is building a cloud infrastructure out of legacy and existing infrastructure that can run all their workloads, virtualized or not, while also leveraging the benefits of new technologies and standards in a way that makes sense in their operations," said Garima Thockchom, vice president, marketing of Gale Technologies. "The GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution for NetApp benefits companies by allowing them to get the most from their infrastructure investment and enabling them to automate the provisioning of any workload environment at any scale across multiple vendors and technologies."
Gale Technologies will be demonstrating the integrated GaleForce Turnkey Cloud Solution at VMworld 2011, in Las Vegas from August 29 to September 1, in booth 871. Gale will also be participating in NetApp's booth 402.
NetApp collaborates with leading automation and analytic software vendors like Gale Technologies to provide seamless integration with NetApp® open-management APIs. This integration provides end-to-end cloud management, including full-stack orchestration, self-service portals, metering, and reporting. To learn more about NetApp's cloud management partner solutions, visit www.youtube.com/user/NetAppTV#g/c/F2B53DC61A1B869D.
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With over 100 live deployments powered by its products, Gale Technologies is a trusted provider of advanced software solutions that automate and orchestrate IT resources - allowing organizations to accelerate and streamline the delivery of infrastructure as a service and cloud computing environments. As a pioneer of innovative solutions for end-to-end resource provisioning, scheduling, and automation across networking, server, storage, and virtualization technologies, Gale allows thousands of users to schedule and execute workloads on a shared, heterogeneous, dynamic environment with unprecedented flexibility. Gale's customers report CAPEX and OPEX savings of hundreds of thousands of dollars per site from converting legacy silos of IT environments into fully automated and shared dynamic environments that can be securely accessed 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Gale serves a global customer base with offices in North America and Asia. For more information, visit www.galetechnologies.com.
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The NetApp Alliance Partner Program provides qualified infrastructure and application providers with access to NetApp solutions, software development kits, technical support, training, certification, product information, and marketing and sales assistance. Customers benefit by having access to best-of-breed partner solutions that are tested to work with NetApp storage. Additional information on the NetApp Alliance Partner Program is available at www.netapp.com/alliances.
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