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Opalis Unveils Solution

TORONTO -- Opalis Software, Inc., the Run Book Automation (RBA) market leader, today announced a powerful new virtualization management solution as the latest extension to its rich catalog of automated IT processes. Opalis Process Catalog for Virtualization gives the Global 2000 a market-leading solution for optimizing management of virtualized environments, helping IT organizations control virtual management costs and improve service quality.

Virtualization of IT environments offers tremendous benefits for large-and medium-sized enterprises, yet at the same time creating new management challenges. While virtualization may bring dramatic improvements in utilization, it can also significantly impact operations, security, and management processes, resulting in VM sprawl, security exposures, and configuration chaos. Many IT processes may be impacted by virtualization, from approval and provisioning of new virtual servers to on-going maintenance, including patching, compliance, and incident handling. Current manual processes already challenged in a pre-virtual (physical) IT infrastructure simply cannot cope with the increase speed, scale, and complexity of virtualized environments.

Opalis - Maximizing the Benefits of a Virtualized Environment

Today's siloed IT infrastructure consists of a variety of heterogeneous management tools which have little or no interoperability between them and are contributing to the complexity of managing IT services. This has resulted in an increase in management costs and inhibits IT from delivering services that span multiple departments. As such, IT executives are seeking the capability to integrate IT silos such as monitoring, provisioning, virtualization, and service desk, and at the same time to automate cross-functional processes around incident, change, and configuration management.

Opalis' award-winning RBA solutions provide these capabilities and increases efficiency in IT operations by orchestrating, integrating, and automating the end-to-end IT process into a workflow environment. Opalis offers solutions in both virtualized and non-virtualized IT infrastructures to alleviate these challenges for Global 2000 companies, enabling them to better control costs and drive complexities out of IT operations processes.
This is achieved through a scalable architecture, broad capabilities to automate IT workflows and processes, an easy-to-use administrator interface for modification of pre-existing workflows or creation of new ones, and extensive integration capability out-of-the-box to hundreds of IT management and provisioning products.

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