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Surgient Awarded Cloud Computing Patent

Awarded Patent Demonstrates Company Innovation in Cloud Computing

Surgient Session at Cloud Expo

Surgient, the leader in management software for internal enterprise clouds, announced on Friday a series of milestones demonstrating the company’s continued leadership in virtualization management and cloud automation.

Surgient added to its existing suite of recognized innovations with a newly granted patent on the, “Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server Clouds.” Additionally, three separate organizations honored Surgient for being among the fastest growing and most successful technology companies.

Surgient has long been a leader in providing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) through its purpose-built, seventh-generation cloud automation platform.

With the Surgient Platform, global 2000 IT organizations and managed services providers (MSPs) quickly implement and manage successful private and internal clouds, maximizing existing IT resources and driving capital and operating cost savings for the enterprise.

The typical private cloud powered by Surgient includes: 2 TB pooled RAM, 40 physical servers running at 75-95 percent utilization, thousands of VMs with hundreds provisioned daily, 3,000 supported users and just 4 administrators.

Awarded Patent Demonstrates Company Innovation in Cloud Computing
The U.S. Patent office recently recognized Surgient’s technology leadership with a new patent that defines the creation and management of federated virtual server clouds:

U.S. Patent #7,574,496 (Issued 8/11/09)

Federated Virtual Server Cloud Management: Creation and Management of Federated Virtual Server Clouds—Defining Inter-Cloud, Extra-Cloud, Super/Sub Cloud and Exchange Cloud Architectures

This expands Surgient’s existing suite of cloud automation patents, which describe the “creation and management of a pool or ‘cloud’ of virtualized infrastructure” and “virtual server cloud dynamic resource management.”

“This latest patent reinforces our technology and thought leadership in the virtualization and cloud automation markets,” said Tim Lucas, CEO at Surgient. “Additionally, we are grateful to our customers for enabling us to grow as rapidly as we have, and we remain committed to driving innovation in IT service and infrastructure delivery to meet the increasingly complex needs of global 2000 organizations.”

Surgient has provided its patented cloud automation software to more than 70 customers and implemented upwards of 150 private and internal clouds since 2003. In doing so, Surgient has help these organizations realize, on average:

  • An 8X reduction in operating expense per VM;
  • A 75 percent reduction in initial capital investment;
  • A 4X increase in business agility (data center turns); and
  • An implementation timeframe of less than 30 days.

“Since deploying the Surgient Platform to manage our internal training cloud, we have dramatically reduced the cost and operational impact of delivering dynamic, self-service infrastructure to our customers, partners and employees,” said Linda Butchko, Professional Development Services Team Lead at Callidus. “The ease-of-use, streamlined administration and rapid ROI made Surgient the natural choice for our cloud automation initiative.”

Among the latest accomplishments for Surgient:

Three Awards Laud Surgient Company Growth

  • Software Magazine 500

The annual listing of the top software companies in the world, ranked by revenue, lists Surgient as No. 372.

  • Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine listed Surgient as the 79th fastest growing software company in the United States, based on a review of revenue results over the past three years.

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500

Surgient is listed as No. 304 on the current list, based on percentage of revenue growth over the past five years. The list includes the fastest growing technology, media, telecom, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

More Stories By Salvatore Genovese

Salvatore Genovese is a Cloud Computing consultant and an i-technology blogger based in Rome, Italy. He occasionally blogs about SOA, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, open source and bleeding-edge technologies, companies, and personalities. Sal can be reached at hamilton(at)

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