VMLogix today announced the beta release of VMLogix LabManager – Cloud Edition, a new product that enables software teams to run virtual labs within cloud computing environments. The only offering on the market to support on-premise and public clouds, VMLogix LabManager now enables users to leverage the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to deliver and maintain software applications more quickly, cost-effectively and reliably.
Software teams will be able to improve software quality and time to market using VMLogix LabManager – Cloud Edition for a dynamic, scalable and elastic virtual lab experience. The new edition offers an easy and cost-effective way to provide virtual lab automation to development, QA, training, pre-sales demo and support teams. Features include:
- Creation and management of multi-machine configurations: enabling the combination of multiple Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) into a single environment and providing capabilities to entirely automate the deployment and re-deployment of multi-machine environments (including software stack customizations) in a self-service fashion;
- Full virtual lab tool capabilities: tapping into powerful virtual lab management capabilities including user/team management, license management and lease management, and enabling users/teams to share/collaborate with lab artefacts, audit trails and access to a centralized repository of software media;
- On-demand access to virtual lab resources: allowing for immediate access to computing infrastructure resources over the web from any location; and,
- Pay-for-what-you-use pricing model: leveraging the elasticity of the cloud allows customers to reduce up front capital expenditures by instantly scaling up or scaling down the lab infrastructure when required, and only paying for what is used.
VMLogix LabManager – Cloud Edition beta is available now, and will be generally available in September. Pricing for the beta is free and requires an Amazon Web Services (AWS) account.