Surgient has see that many organizations are interested in trying out an internal, on premise cloud computing environment, but have found the prospect rather daunting. Surgient, however, is not alone in this discovery. What's interesting is the combination of tools, professional services and the goal of having an implementation up in 30 days.
What Surgient has to say about Cloud Express
Surgient[R], the leader in private cloud automation for the enterprise, today launched Surgient Cloud Express™ -- a new program that combines the best of cloud computing technology and implementation services to help organizations deploy on-premise clouds within 30 days. The offering is designed to help enterprises more quickly and easily experience the improved performance, provisioning, and security benefits private clouds can deliver. Surgient Cloud Express is available for $50,000 USD, and includes all the software, documentation and services needed to roll out a comprehensive private enterprise cloud environment on virtualized infrastructure.
The new Surgient Cloud Express offering is a rapid implementation of an on-site enterprise cloud environment that marries the core Surgient platform with services and proven best practices that come from successfully deploying and supporting over 150 enterprise clouds. With the unique technology from Surgient, IT professionals can provide their users the ability to reserve and guarantee delivery of virtualized, self-service computing resources. Together, the technology, services and best practices from Surgient help organizations tap into the power of cloud computing to reduce overall IT costs, while supporting top-quality service levels for critical business applications and initiatives.
Snapshot analysisI've spoken with the folks at Surgient in the past (see Surgient -- Managing an accelerated life cycle for one example). Each time, I come away thinking that they've taken a new, innovative view on common issues and have then come up with a fresh approach. This time is no different. It appears that they've taken what they've learned from many projects and have incorporated that learning into processes, expertise and tools that can help organizations cross the goal line quickly and efficiently.
It is also clear that Surgient understand that organizations are unlikely to leap into the clouds without successful pilot projects. They understand that a hybrid internal/external environment is likely to be the approach most will deploy for the foreseeable future.
If your organization is considering a cloud implementation, it might be worth the time to speak with Surgient about their successful cloud implementations.