Teradata debuts new private cloud offering

New capabilities are designed to allow companies to better utilise processing power

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Teradata debuts new private cloud offering Teradata has debuted a new private cloud solution designed to help enterprises realise much greater utilisation of processing power.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  April 24, 2012

Teradata has new private cloud capabilities designed to help companies realise much greater utilisation of processing power, a key driver and benefit of corporate private cloud computing implementations.

Private cloud computing helps to centralise and share computing resources and increase utilisation to 60% or higher, according to Teradata.

The Teradata Active Data Warehouse (ADW) Private Cloud is designed to provide customers with richer insights to help the organisation make better decisions and gain competitive advantage. 

As a data warehouse private cloud, the Teradata ADW is designed to ensure computing resources are optimised, and fully utilised.

According to Teradata, by consolidating data warehouse servers onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, IT executives and their teams can be certain that their computing resources are fully utilised and producing ROI on a 24X7 basis.

In addition to reducing the number of servers and storage, a Teradata ADW Private Cloud also is designed to deliver both capital and operating expense savings, including labour, data centre space, power and cooling.  With the unique architecture of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, companies can gain benefits without the performance penalty of more traditional virtualisation approaches. 

"Leading companies have consolidated under-utilised servers and storage onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud, reducing costs - while increasing utilisation of their IT resources," said Scott Gnau, president, Teradata Labs. "By eliminating data marts, many with only 10-20% utilisation, companies can consolidate onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud running at 90 to 100% utilisation."

Consolidating data marts onto a Teradata ADW Private Cloud also is designed to allow companies to integrate the data, which gives users a unified version of the most relevant data- more quickly and at less cost - for better business intelligence across disciplines and processes. 

Business users can benefit from better control of their computing resources with the self-service capabilities of a Teradata ADW Private Cloud.

"Today's global business environment can be volatile and consumer demands can shift rapidly. Because of this unpredictability, it is sometimes difficult for CIOs to adequately plan for data warehouse capacity needs," said Gnau. "Teradata can provide instant and elastic resources behind the scenes so businesses can scale up or down as business conditions fluctuate."

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