New Unisys App Enables Users to Provision IT Services on Microsoft Azure through ServiceNow Platform
New application is among the first to enable ServiceNow users to automate IT resource provisioning on Azure; two more new Unisys applications draw on ServiceNow platform to streamline logistics and facilities operations
BLUE BELL, Pa., April 15, 2015 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced an application that enables users of the ServiceNow® platform to automate provisioning of IT resources on Azure. The Unisys provisioning application for Azure is one of the first in the market to provide that capability.
Unisys today also announced logistics management and facilities management applications for the ServiceNow platform.
The three applications are the newest components of the Unisys Edge Service Management offerings for the ServiceNow enterprise cloud platform. Drawing on the ServiceNow service catalog and workflow capabilities, the Edge offerings give digital businesses access to personalized, on-demand, "always on" business and IT services to support their workers, partners and clients. Unisys will continue adding service-management applications to the Edge suite.
The Unisys provisioning application for Azure enables users, through the ServiceNow interface, to quickly provision and decommission virtual machines, storage, networking and other IT resources as services on Azure. By significantly reducing the need for manual intervention, this automation capability enables organizations using Azure to streamline delivery of digital services and reduce associated costs.
"ServiceNow and Azure are two of the most powerful platforms for delivery of cloud-based services on the market today," said Paul Gleeson, global vice president, Edge Services, Unisys. "By harnessing the two technologies and complementing them with Unisys managed services, we can enable clients to deliver an improved service-management experience to their users at an affordable cost."
"By enabling further integration for customers, Unisys has expanded the range of innovative, cost-efficient service-management options for users of Microsoft Azure," said Garth Fort, general manager, Cloud & Enterprise Partner Marketing at Microsoft.
Logistics and Facilities Applications Use ServiceNow to Automate Critical Processes
The Unisys logistics management application uses the process-management capabilities of the ServiceNow platform to automate the product-shipment lifecycle, from inventory management through ordering, delivery tracking and financial management. This automated capability enables organizations to manage stock more efficiently and get products to customers more quickly.
The Unisys facilities management application for ServiceNow enables automated orchestration and coordination of response to events – such as snowstorms or electrical outages – that can affect building operations. Based on specific protocols, the application identifies required tasks for a given situation, identifies people responsible for each task and measures the degree of successful completion for each task. The application provides management with a valuable means not only to coordinate response to critical events, but also to evaluate and refine response processes on an ongoing basis.
Organizations using the Unisys applications can also benefit from the Unisys ServiceNow services practice, which assists clients in planning, implementing, optimizing and managing ServiceNow solutions.
Unisys' proven approach to service management, recently recognized as a leader in the 2014 Forrester Research, Inc. "Wave" report, helps clients realize the full potential of their investments in ServiceNow while also providing an enterprise-wide framework for delivery of services crucial to the operations of a digital business.
Unisys, a Gold Sponsor of the ServiceNow Knowledge15 conference, will showcase the applications at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from April 19 to 24. Follow the conference on the ServiceNow Community and on Twitter: #Know15 and @Know365.
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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