Quali Releases CloudShell Virtual Edition
August 28, 2017
Virtual Edition (VE) is a new cloud sandbox offering tailored for
virtualized IT environments. CloudShell VE can spin up sandbox
environments with virtual components in a few minutes on most public or
private clouds. The virtual edition makes it easier and more
cost-effective than ever for developers, testers and DevOps teams to
model complex application and virtualization infrastructure blueprints
and quickly deploy them to any cloud or virtualization platform.
CloudShell VE is designed for purely virtualized environments,
complementing Quali's flagship CloudShell Pro product which offers
full-stack, on-demand hybrid IT environments including integration with
"CloudShell VE addresses a long-felt need among Quali customers and
partners requesting a product tailored for virtualized deployments. It
offers a compelling new starting point for these customers to create
on-demand, self-service IT environments on any cloud of their choice
(public or private) to accelerate their IT transformation and
digitization initiatives," said Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer of
Quali. "CloudShell VE speeds up use cases that don't require integration
with physical infrastructure to adopt a standardized blueprint-driven
approach that can spin up and spin down complex IT environments with
significant cost efficiencies and productivity increases."
At the time of this announcement, CloudShell VE supports cloud sandboxes
over private clouds running VMware vCenter and OpenStack or public
clouds including AWS and Microsoft Azure. Quali expects to add support
for more clouds based on business demand. With its rich library of
application templates, virtualized networking components and support for
ready-to-go applications, CloudShell VE allows users to accelerate
DevOps and application modernization initiatives, speeding up
environment setup time from weeks to minutes.
accelerating growth of multi and hybrid cloud infrastructure,
enterprises are seeking to leverage different options -- including
public clouds, private clouds and on-premise environments -- to speed
and improve secure application releases and application experiences,"
said Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst, 451 Research. "This means choice and
flexibility of different infrastructures and combinations without being
locked in to any particular cloud or deployment path. By allowing
enterprises to speed setup and tear-down time for on-demand,
self-service IT environments, Quali's CloudShell VE may help
organizations more effectively leverage multi and hybrid cloud
infrastructure for virtual sandbox environments that serve development,
testing, DevOps, security and other teams."
The company already has production customers deploying CloudShell VE on
VMware vCenter-based private clouds as well as Microsoft Azure
deployments. Several customers are currently trialing on Amazon AWS and
having phased deployments for a variety of use cases including DevOps
Dev/Test environments and cyber ranges for enhancing cyber security,
demo, training and support environment replication.
CloudShell VE is available immediately with subscriptions starting at
$1,500 per month, including licenses for five concurrent environments on
a single cloud.