Unisys Launches Cloud Computing Infrastructure; Ed Coleman Comments

UnisysUnisys Corp. has introduced a new fabric-based computing platform for enterprise cloud and big data processing on servers powered by Intel microarchitecture.

Forward! makes use of Unisys’ sPar partitioning technology and Intel’s Xeon processor for server virtualization and is designed for organizations that intend to shift from the Unix legacy operating system to a Windows or Linux OS, Unisys said Monday.

Ed Coleman, Unisys chairman and CEO, said the offering works to provide customers a scalable and secure infrastructure for managing applications and disruptive technologies.

The platform aims to help businesses cut the number of physical servers on site by up to 70 percent and reduce server provisioning time from weeks to hours.

Enterprise users can integrate the product with a Unisys encryption and cloaking tool that is meant to secure data, applications and devices across a network.

Unisys also offers consulting, applications management and data center consolidation services.

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