QualiSystems’ test platform automates and integrates legacy infrastructure

QualiSystems Ltd. has launched its CloudShell automation platform. CloudShell offers IT infrastructure teams an efficient platform for providing self-service automation of real-world heterogeneous infrastructures, including legacy systems, dedicated data center infrastructure, traditional and software-defined networks, and private and public clouds.

QualiSystems Ltd. has launched its CloudShell automation platform. CloudShell offers IT infrastructure teams an efficient platform for providing self-service automation of real-world heterogeneous infrastructures, including legacy systems, dedicated data center infrastructure, traditional and software-defined networks, and private and public clouds.

CloudShell enables infrastructure and network teams to build a sustainable process for architecting and publishing diverse infrastructure resources packaged with automated provisioning as holistic environments, says QualiSystems. All stakeholders engaged in the delivery process – including developers, security engineers, compliance personnel, and pre-production testers – can access the same environment to drive a high-quality, agile development to deployment process, the company asserts.

“Enterprise-class organizations must deal with the reality of integrating applications across many infrastructure stacks, including legacy systems,” said Alex Henthorn-Iwane, vice-president of marketing for QualiSystems. “Traditional automation tools are either too fragmented or too code-intensive to enable infrastructure and network teams to deliver end-to-end infrastructure to application delivery stakeholders. CloudShell draws on QualiSystems’ long history in automating multi-generational, diverse infrastructure environments to deliver highly sustainable automation for agile IT.”

CloudShell’s set of capabilities includes an infrastructure resource manager, an object library based approach to automation that enforces best practices, and GUI-based environment design and workflow authoring tools, integrated reporting and business intelligence tools, plus a web-based self-service portal. CloudShell easily integrates multiple automation languages or scripts and provides easy to use tools to capture and create reusable automation objects for legacy infrastructure elements that don’t have APIs, QualiSystems adds.

QualiSystems says CloudShell enables an agile legacy environments for developers and testers, and provides a path for publishing incremental infrastructure changes as the infrastructure evolves towards a cloud-based environment. CloudShell also offers networking organizations a self-service platform for building a sustainable dev/test practice for the adoption of software-defined networks (SDNs) and the support of SDN application life cycles. With CloudShell, IT departments can also automate the provisioning of infrastructure resources from bare metal to fully operational state and to orchestrate ongoing automated tasks in a manner that is highly sustainable and friendly to non-programmers.

CloudShell will be available in early December 2013.

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