Unisys unveils new cloud application migration service

News Rene Millman Nov 30, 2012

New service automates process to move critical apps to the cloud

Unisys has launched a new service to help organisations move key applications to the cloud.

The  Unisys Intelligent Application Alignment Service is a new packaged service that the firm said would help organisations reduce the time needed to migrate key applications to a cloud-based delivery model.

It said that the process of evaluating, prioritising and moving applications to the right delivery model was time-consuming and expensive, especially when done through traditional consulting engagements.

The company added that the service simplifies the process of application migration to cloud by using automated software tools to discover and document an organisation’s full inventory of applications and workloads. It evaluates each application using rules derived from industry best practices as well as client-business priorities, such as the criticality and the impact of a given application to the business.

The service then recommends the best delivery method for each application – datacentre, private cloud or hybrid cloud, for example – based on factors such as service level agreements, compliance, operational efficiency and return on investment. The service blueprints the desired end state, enabling the application to be migrated to the recommended delivery model without degradation in performance.

“Our new service helps CIOs take full advantage of the cloud to save money and be more agile,” said Colin Lacey, vice president, data center and cloud transformation solutions and services, Unisys. “It enables CIOs to make informed decisions about where and when to best deploy a cloud-based delivery model, and just as importantly, where not to. By using automated processes, our service delivers results more quickly and cost-effectively, without the time and expense of one-off custom consulting engagements.”

The service is available from today. More details can be found on the Unisys website.