ScaleXtreme, a leading provider of cloud and server management products, announced full support for Windows Azure Virtual Machines to launch, monitor, manage and patch Windows Server and Linux machines in Windows Azure. Windows Azure customers can sign up for free or paid accounts and instantly start managing their Windows Azure-based servers with ScaleXtreme.
“ScaleXtreme worked with Microsoft early on to ensure immediate interoperability for our customers,” said ScaleXtreme CEO Nand Mulchandani. “Microsoft’s entry into the IaaS business is going to have a big impact on the technology industry and will be an enormous windfall for public cloud users. We’re pleased to help customers begin benefiting immediately from Microsoft’s new Windows Azure virtual machine functionality.”
ScaleXtreme provides a single view, unifying the management of an organization’s server environment – spanning private and public cloud machines, different public cloud providers running on any virtualization platform, and even physical servers. It works with Windows Server and a variety of Linux-based operating systems and helps users rapidly scale server deployments using templates. ScaleXtreme recently announced a number of additional features, including the industry’s only cloud cost-management tools, which enable IT professionals to gain visibility into cloud provider costs, establish role-based budgets and prevent the launch of unauthorized cloud machines.
“We are excited to have ScaleXtreme work with Windows Azure,” says Mark Miller, director, Windows Azure Marketing, at Microsoft. “ScaleXtreme’s products can give customers flexibility to manage both on-premise Windows Server infrastructure and public cloud Windows Azure systems through a single interface.”
ScaleXtreme’s products also come equipped with cloud-based patch management automation, which provides customers the ability to schedule, deploy and automate patches for multiple machines, as well as the on-the-go iPhone application that gives system administrators a unified view of their cloud instances through a single, simple interface.