DataSynapse updates FabricServer virtualisation software

DataSynapse has launched an updated version of its FabricServer software that configures and manages applications based on business demands and policies.

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DataSynapse has launched an updated version of its FabricServer software that configures and manages applications based on business demands and policies.

Version 2.5 of DataSynapse’s enterprise application virtualisation software allows customers to dynamically allocate computing resources to enterprise applications.

This approach, named real-time infrastructure by analyst group Gartner, can substantially lower operational costs and reduce data centre growth by more efficient resource utilisation.

“Real-time infrastructure has three value propositions expressed as business goals,” according to Gartner vice president Donna Scott in a report, Hype Cycle for IT Operations Management, 2007.

These are, “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.”

Barry Childe, director, head of High Performance Computing at Barclays Capital, the Investment banking and capital division of the Barclays Group said, “Dynamic configuration, activation and scaling of enterprise applications will have a dramatic impact on the manner in which organisations manage their data centres.

“I believe that IT organisations can be much more proactive going forward in implementing real-time strategies for managing costs and growth.”

DataSynapse’s new release focuses on virtualization at the application layer. It is aimed at accelerating the adoption of utility computing, on-demand computing and shared services – which lie at the heart of real time infrastructure.

Mark Blowers, analyst at Butler Grop said, "Application virtualisation is the decoupling applications from dedicated data centre infrastructure, enabling the aggregation of server capacity into a resource pool and the allocation of resources to applications on demand, based on priority, schedule, and other parameters.

"FabricServer is an application virtualisation and provisioning platform, complementing infrastructure and data virtualisation solutions, that creates an adaptive utility computing environment for applications.

"With the ability to scale up or down based on demand enterprises can optimise the utilisation of internal resources, which reduces cost and complexity. The technology supports initiatives such as Data Centre automation, services-based approaches, utility computing, and Service Level Agreement (SLA) management."

New features in FabricServer 2.5 include:

  • 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
  • • Command-Line Interface: Enables integration with enterprise scripting languages to automate packaging and deployment of enterprise applications.