New release provides an end-to-end cloud management platform for external, internal and hybrid clouds in a single console powered by the Workload Allocation Cube.
6fusion, the leading provider of utility billed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) today announced the general availability of its latest cloud computing platform UC6 Version 3.0. The new release builds on the company’s core utility metering technology and includes a multi-tenant cloud management console, self-service workload creation and management and improved features to help customers orchestrate workload migration to the cloud.
Leveraging 6fusion’s unique metering algorithm — the Workload Allocation Cube (WAC) — the UC6 platform turns the cloud into a billable utility. Users can meter cloud resource usage and either cost allocate or bill based on actual computing resource consumption. Paying for Infrastructure as a Service using the WAC is like paying for electricity by the kilowatt, ensuring customers are only charged for what they actually use and providing improved transparency into cost and resource allocation. “With the release of UC6 Version 3.0, service providers and enterprises now have the tools necessary to turn the cloud into a truly utility-based model, regardless of whether they are using external, internal or hybrid cloud services,” said 6fusion CEO John Cowan.
6fusion’s UC6 Version 3.0 provides an end-to-end cloud management platform for internal, external and hybrid
clouds. “UC6 3.0 creates a single pane of glass through which enterprise customers, service providers and data center operators can provision and manage compute resources on a global basis,” explained Rob Bissett, 6fusion’s VP of Product Management. Through the UC6 user interface, customers can instantly deploy new cloud workloads to their own private infrastructure or infrastructure that belongs to multi-tenant service providers anywhere in the world.
Another key feature is the Profiler module. Initially released as a stand-alone tool in 2009, Profiler comes fully
integrated with UC6 3.0. “Profiler is a critical tool for our business because it unlocks valuable insight into the
cost performance of an application, the number one barrier to cloud-based adoption,” said Greg Onoprijenko, Managing Director of Sales for e-ternity Business Continuity Consultants. “Our customers depend on Profiler to help determine and prioritize their cloud migration strategies.”
UC6 3.0 can be deployed to create multi-tenant IaaS or within the private confines of an Enterprise data center. “We believe the future of the IaaS business rests with the capability to seamlessly bridge the business requirements of Enterprise customers with the technical capabilities of service providers,” said Cowan. Phil Santoni, CEO of Net Direct Systems, agrees. “We chose to partner with 6fusion because they built a platform that addresses many of the challenges facing cloud adoption within the Enterprise market,” said Santoni. “Net Direct System’s cloud service strategy is based on 6fusion’s ability to not just meter and
bill compute resources, but also safely and securely permit the customer to outsource workloads on-demand to external data centers.”