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ScaleXtreme upgrades cloud management tools

ScaleXtreme upgrades cloud management tools

scale2_0ScaleXtreme has expanded its line of cloud systems management platforms with the addition of platforms that provide full life-cycle provisioning and management of cloud-based services using VMware, on Amazon EC2 and in private cloud configurations.

The company developed the product to fill a gap it saw for more management tools that allow provisioning of resources across multiple clouds and also allow configuration management, inventory management and task automation across the lifecycle of their use, said Nand Mulchandani, CEO of ScaleXtreme.

“Different layers of the computing infrastructure have turned very elastic and very fluid, but the management layer is not elastic—so although you can add capacity, your management system can’t scale,” Mulchandani said. “So we set out the build the first elastic management product that itself was handled in the cloud.”

ScaleXtreme provides a single view, unifying the management of all of an organization’s servers, he said—spanning private and public cloud machines, different public cloud providers running on any virtualization platform and on-premise physical machines.

The platform is aimed at IT pros in the “upper mid-market” and “the lower end of the high-end market,” Mulchandani said.

“We believe there’s a large group of people in the middle not served by any systems management, and that’s what we’re going after,” he said.

ScaleXtreme also announced that it has closed an $11 million Series B led by Ignition Partners with participation from Accel Partners, a previous investor. The company said the new financing will be used to accelerate the rollout of additional products and expand marketing and sales. Frank Artale, managing director for Ignition, will join the company’s board, which already includes Ping Li from Accel, Mulchandani and ScaleXtreme co-founder Balaji Srinivasa.

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