IndependenceIT has announced availability of a new impact Report by 451 Research, titled, “IndependenceIT Extends Platform Usability, Integrates with vCloud Air, vCloud Director.” The report details how IndependenceIT has expanded its multi-cloud deployment strategy to VMware vCloud Air and vCloud Director for unified provisioning and management. The report also details the strength of IndependenceIT’s Cloud Workspace® Suite in harmonizing platform automation, control, and management.

“Taking a hypervisor and protocol agnostic approach, IndependenceIT sees itself as an aggregator that facilitates workflow orchestration across multiple workspace platforms and cloud environments using a common set of APIs,” said Agatha Poon, research manager, Global Cloud Computing, 451 Research. “VMware customers will now be able to deploy Cloud Workspace Suite on vCloud Air or through API calls. Customers can manage any Cloud Workspace Suite virtual datacenter running on-premises or within any vCloud Air region using either the Cloud Workspace Suite management console or vCloud Air APIs with real-time monitoring and reporting capabilities.”

According to the 451 Research report, “IndependenceIT has been focused on extending capabilities to innovate its control panel and orchestration layer. Taking the vendor-agnostic approach to platform automation and management, the company is well positioned to assist service providers and enterprise IT administrators in executing the multi-cloud strategy, which is currently under the industry's spotlight. Investing in workflow integration and management through API enhancements seems to be a savvy move in the right direction to entice service provider partners and enterprise IT looking for a unified experience.” 

“Think of Cloud Workspace Suite as an aggregation platform through which service providers and ISVs can centrally manage and deliver customizable workspaces across multiple clouds and on-premises environments. The solution gives administrators full visibility into user activities, with real-time streaming of information as workspaces and server resources are modified to provide comprehensive activity logs and audit reports. This functionality is critical for service providers that want to trigger automated workflows, application installation, configurations and user notifications,” noted 451 Research.

Cloud Workspace Suite is software that allows IT administrators to orchestrate, manage and provision all elements necessary for automated, multi-platform, hypervisor/device agnostic workspaces, applications and desktops as a service. The solution has been designed for infrastructure and hypervisor independence and features industry-leading automation and interoperability for ease-of-use. The solution also offers a robust API for ease of integration with existing customer infrastructure and business support tools. With this platform, IT service providers and administrators select their preferred cloud infrastructure for globally accessible workspaces across single or multiple clouds matched to business requirements.

“There are many reasons driving IT service providers and ISVs to standardize on IndependenceIT’s Cloud Workspace Suite to deliver applications, data, and entire workspaces,” said Seth Bostock, CEO, IndependenceIT. “As presented in the report, these reasons include high levels of automation, workflow, and our powerful and extensible API, removing many of the challenges associated with delivering end user workspaces. This, complemented by the ability to deploy Cloud Workspace Suite on any cloud or hypervisor, is unique among WaaS platforms. The report spells out these advantages and how they can positively impact those deploying these types of solutions.”


This article was originally posted “451 Research Identifies IndependenceIT Strength In Cloud Applications” from Cloud Strategy Magazine.