CST: 22/10/2016 06:38:22   

SoftLayer IaaS v2.1 Manager Now Available for the Ensim Automation Suite

220 Days ago

Enables Service Providers to Expand Their IaaS Offering Portfolio With a Complete Quote to Cash Process

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 15, 2016) - Ensim Corporation, a leading provider of an end-to-end platform for monetizing any offering with marketplace, subscription management, service catalog, provisioning, usage collection, and billing for service providers, MSPs, and enterprises, today announced the availability of a major update to their integrated solution with IBM Cloud / SoftLayer. The integration with the Ensim Automation Suite enables complete customer life-cycle management with full usage collection, rating, payment, and billing.

The Ensim Automation Suite enables the complete quote to cash process, from the initial order configuration, quote, approval process, notifications, deployment, and usage tracking, to billing and payment for the full array of SoftLayer offerings. Providers can bundle with 100s of other XaaS applications that are pre-integrated with the Ensim Automation Suite for monthly, yearly, or flexible subscription and payment plans. Single sign-on directly via the Ensim portal to the SoftLayer administrative console ensures ease of management, while automated usage collection ensures accounts are always in sync and accurate. Delegated administration portals enable simplified and automated user and administrator self-service at all levels (customer, agent, reseller, service provider).

"The development of Ensim Service Manager for IBM Cloud / SoftLayer enables providers to expand their IaaS offering portfolio and bundling a variety of add-on services, while effectively maintaining business objectives and enforcing policy requirements," said David Wippich, CEO, Ensim. "Ensim is proud to offer a comprehensive platform that enables providers to offer, bundle and differentiate the SoftLayer offerings from a single portal."

Ensim Automation Suite and Ensim SoftLayer IaaS Manager v2.1 Key Features:

  • Cloud Marketplace with Catalog, Quoting, Ordering
  • Channel enablement for Resellers and Agents
  • Integration to all SoftLayer Datacenter locations
  • Virtual machine management: Create, Start, Stop, Clone, Edit
  • Create and Assign Administrators
  • Bi-directional sync of User accounts
  • Detailed usage collection and reports with parameter details
  • Accurate Invoicing and Cost of Goods reconciliation

"Service Providers looking to offer IaaS now have the option of deploying an on-premise virtual machine management platform (Microsoft, VMware or OpenStack) or can leverage SoftLayer's cloud based IaaS platform to meet the demands of their customers," said William Fellows, Research Vice President of 451 Research. "The Ensim Automation Suite offers Private, Public and Hybrid IaaS management from a single portal and provides robust end-to-end ordering, provisioning, and billing all through a single pane of glass."

About Ensim
Ensim provides an end-to-end platform for marketplace, storefront, subscription management, service catalog, ticketing, provisioning, usage collection, and billing management with self-service portals for users, organizations, and channels. Monetize and manage any offering such as business applications, infrastructure, cloud brokerage, as well as SaaS, IaaS and ITaaS. The Ensim Automation Suite is ready-to-launch as an on-premise or cloud based solution; can integrate with any existing back office environment; and is available in both multi-tenant and dedicated versions to meet service provider and enterprise requirements. For additional information, visit http://www.ensim.com

About SoftLayer
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Customers range from Web startups to global enterprises. Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Unique advantages include the industry's first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options. SoftLayer was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. SoftLayer was acquired by IBM in July, 2013. For additional information, visit http://www.softlayer.com