SPS and Lenovo introduce together Managed Azure Stack. This joint solution enables organizations to deliver Azure cloud solutions safely and reliably from their own data center, that of a hosting party, or a combination of them, and be assured of proven end-to-end management.
SPS is a specialist in IT management and developer of Gensys IT management software, which gives organizations complete insight into and control over the IT chains, even in a hybrid environment where the Azure Stack is part of. The solution announced today consists of SPS-developed Business and IT Service Management software Gensys and Lenovo ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack appliance. The integrated IT, SLA and cost management components ensure optimal business processes.
Managed Azure Stack provides peace and quiet through the combination of the Lenovo Azure Stack appliance and the Gensys software for end-to-end management. This integrated solution has been tested for months to provide optimum ease and reliability.
Marko de Jong (photo), founder and CEO of SPS: “We are pleased that we can put this new proposition together with Lenovo. With the Lenovo Azure Stack, the end customer or service provider has an extremely secure and reliable private cloud that seamlessly integrates with the public Azure cloud or existing on-premises IT. With the Managed Azure Stack we ensure that the platform, services and solutions on the Azure Stack function optimally. Customers want to get hold of IT and that’s exactly what we offer. Grip on IT before, during and after transition to the cloud. Almost always a hybrid environment is created and the Active CMDB in Gensys allows us to manage that environment as a whole. By linking the IT infrastructure, including the Azure Stack, into the CMDB to business services, IT management also has a business focus including integrated SLA and cost management. In addition, multi-tenancy for service providers is very important if they have multiple customers running on the same Azure Stack, whether or not intertwined with the existing IT environment of the customer. ”
“Lenovo is determined to transform the data center customer experience. With Managed Azure Stack, the customer has a fully integrated and tested solution for full end-to-end management of cloud applications, even if they have a hybrid form. The collaboration with SPS fits seamlessly with the goal of making the hybrid cloud as simple as possible for our customers, “said Tom Sluys, General Manager Data Center Group (DCG), Lenovo Benelux.