Today at at GigaOM Structure LaunchPad 2011, CloudFloor startup announced the beta release of CloudControl, a solution that enables users to visualize and control cloud infrastructures through their key business metrics.
The CloudControl solution provides visibility into cloud operations by capturing all the relevant cloud infrastructure and business metrics on a single dashboard where users can manage their operations for optimal business results.
What’s great about CloudControl is that it is the first solution that puts cloud operational information in a common language and presentation that both IT and business execs can understand and manage.
Jaime Ellertson, CloudFloor’s Chief Executive Officer says “Our market research with early adopters of the cloud highlighted a growing gulf between IT and business managers as to the value of new cloud implementations. All of the IT and line-of-business executives we spoke to were eager to gain greater control of their cloud applications and to realize their economic benefits. But most of all, they wanted to manage those operations using the metrics they live by on a daily basis. Our CloudControl solutions will enable them to trade off cost, redundancy, security, and regulatory restrictions, to meet the business objectives they are accountable for.”
General availability of CloudControl is scheduled for the Fall of 2011 and private beta is available now by applying on the website private beta participants. The solution is delivered in a Saas model with no hardware or software to install. The company claims that set-up is fast and takes less than an hour.
Founded in 2010, CloudFloor is a Massachusetts-based high-technology start-up that provides solutions that manage and optimize cloud operations based on business metrics. The company recently raised $3.1 million in Series-A financing from London based Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures and New York based Dolphin Equity.