Systems management from the cloud
ScaleXtreme presented at Under the Radar in Mountain View, CA today, and we were honored to win both the Judges’ Choice and the Audience Choice awards in the Infrastructure category. The full list of winners as on their blog.
This is a great endorsement for the direction in which we’re taking the product. Cloud-based systems management is an ideal strategic choice for people managing server infrastructure over a variety of topologies – be they physical or virtual servers, public or private clouds. It’s a simple idea, done elegantly. Our CEO, Nand Mulchandani, delivered his pitch in under 6 minutes, flat! To see why we won the awards, see the presentation and Judges’ discussion:
Server management has traditionally been the domain of several large on-site application vendors. However, servers are now being rolled out much faster than systems admins are being hired, and they’re in the cloud – public cloud, private cloud or a hybrid thereof. Unsurprisingly, server management scales with demand for servers, yet the rate of systems admin hiring has not grown accordingly. Equally, many of the server management vendors have simply not kept up. So sys-admins are finding that they need to be more flexible, provisioning servers across multiple systems, with fewer resources.
ScaleXtreme addresses these issues by taking a very different approach: we provide systems and server management, from the cloud. All servers under management using ScaleXtreme – whether they are physical servers on-site behind a firewall, dedicated servers at a hosting partner such as Rackspace, virtual servers in a datacenter, and even cloud servers at Amazon EC2 – can all be managed from a single system. This console, hosted in the cloud, is therefore available anytime, anywhere, from any device with a browser. We will be releasing an Early Access version of the service in May – stay tuned.