LAS VEGAS, Knowledge13 – May 15, 2013 – ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW),
the enterprise IT cloud company, today announced ServiceNow
Cloud Provisioning, a new orchestration application that enables
IT to automate the entire cloud management lifecycle. From
self‑service cloud selection to automated, standardized cloud creation
and resource optimization, ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning speeds the
deployment of cloud environments from weeks or months to just minutes.
Without special training or manual intervention, cloud administration
is transformed from day‑to‑day IT management overhead to an automated
business self‑service—all within parameters determined by IT.
Benefits of the ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning Application
Automated provisioning of cloud services. Together with the
ServiceNow IT Service Automation Application Suite, Cloud
Provisioning optimizes the management of heterogeneous cloud
environments within a single, integrated system of record.
Business users can now request cloud infrastructure through an
intuitive self‑service interface using the ServiceNow Service
Catalog. Cloud Provisioning orchestrates a fully automated process
to provision clouds based on Amazon EC2 or VMware in minutes.
ServiceNow Change Management then allows the definition and
enforcement of change policies for full change control.
Eliminate VM sprawl. Through lifecycle automation, resources can
be leased and include retirement provisions or scheduled reviews
to determine necessity, thereby eliminating the common problem of
virtual machine sprawl and optimizing utilization of virtual
Visibility to cloud operations. The cloud operations portal
provides a consolidated view of virtual asset status, the state of
resource requests and provisioning exceptions.
"While cloud computing brings efficiency and agility to the
enterprise, companies are using old means of management, resulting in
tremendous waste of resources and slow responsiveness to cloud
provisioning needs," said Matt Schvimmer, vice president of
product management, ServiceNow. "With ServiceNow Cloud
Provisioning, IT can now effectively manage heterogeneous cloud
environments through zero‑touch automation thus accelerating business transformation."
"IT organizations that implement extensive automation and
orchestration technologies can significantly improve operational
productivity and end‑to‑end service levels," said Mary Johnson
Turner, research vice president, Enterprise Systems Management
Software, IDC. "A consistent user interface that is tightly
integrated with the cloud provisioning workflow automation engine is a
critical enabler in helping IT to improve business performance across
This week at Knowledge13, the largest gathering of IT professionals
using cloud services for enterprise IT service automation, ServiceNow
is offering sessions, labs and demos dedicated to ServiceNow Cloud
Provisioning and orchestration applications. In addition, ServiceNow
expects to provision approximately 16,000 ServiceNow instances at the
event using ServiceNow Orchestration.
The ServiceNow Cloud Provisioning application is available today.
For more information, please go to http://www.servicenow.com/cloud‑provisioning.do.
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Organizations deploy our service to create a single system of record
for enterprise IT, lower operational costs and enhance efficiency.
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