ProvisionSoft earlier this week announced DynamicIT, a new software product which, according to the company, proactively provisions storage and server resources in the data center by applying intelligence, automation and predictive analysis to efficiently utilize existing resources.
"In today's economy, IT data centers are constantly under pressure to do far more with less," said Joe Maloney, president of ProvisionSoft. "DynamicIT allows data centers to use their resources in a more cost efficient manner. With DynamicIT's inherent intelligence comes a powerful set of features that allow it to automatically take action to provision the right storage and server resources at the right time."
DynamicIT's intelligence allows it to recognize utilization levels and then proactively take action to provision resources. DynamicIT also has a distinctive capability to predict the likelihood of a resource need, based on current and historic usage patterns. According to ProvisionSoft, the software's predictive capabilities can anticipate when and where a resource is required, and automatically allocate that resource. This alleviates the need for manual intervention by the customer, while providing dynamic access and control to resources as needed.
Through a unique feature, DynamicIT is also able to provide differentiated levels of service, supporting business-driven IT objectives. It adjusts the amount of resources available to any data center customer according to the customer's specific needs. In this way, resources can be easily and reliably tailored to a diverse set of internal customers with varied demands.
"Customers are demanding this type of solution -- it's been on their wish lists for some time," said Dianne McAdam, Senior Analyst for Illuminata. "By automating the storage provisioning process, ProvisionSoft is reducing overall risk factors in the data center. Customers forget that the majority of outages are due to human intervention. ProvisionSoft's DynamicIT is significantly reducing customer risk."
"By offering features such as storage and server provisioning, and intelligent and predictive resource allocation, ProvisionSoft's DynamicIT is well positioned to deliver high value to managing data center resources," said Robert Gray, Research Director of Worldwide Storage Systems for IDC.