Enables Enterprises to Utilize Microsoft System Center 2012 Data in Apptio Technology Business Management Suite
BELLEVUE, Wash. – February 28, 2013 – Apptio, a provider of on-demand technology business management (TBM) services, today announced that the company has joined the Microsoft System Center Alliance. The relationship will enable enterprise customers to quickly and securely import data on their datacenter, cloud and client environments from Microsoft System Center into the Apptio TBM suite.
“As organizations increasingly rely on data to optimize the effectiveness of IT, access to comprehensive data sets will allow technology and business leaders to have more meaningful conversations about efficiently managing IT environments,” said Chris Lwanga, Principal Program Manager, Server and Tools, Microsoft. “As a specialist in utilizing data for technology management, Apptio is a welcomed addition to the Microsoft System Center Alliance program. Our combined efforts will help customers maximize the return on IT and business investments.”
Apptio’s TBM technology takes advantage of data from System Center to provide enhanced transparency and decision-making capabilities for the IT department and their business counterparts. This advanced integration allows Apptio to include operational data as part of its IT cost and consumption models, including service performance information from System Center Operations Manager, rich infrastructure data from System Center Configuration Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager, and CMDB and ticket data from System Center Service Manager. This data is then integrated into Apptio through manual upload, or automatically via Apptio Datalink.
Apptio’s Datalink feature enables data from many source systems to be automatically and securely collected and imported into Apptio, requiring limited customer infrastructure investment, configuration or maintenance. To accelerate implementation time, Apptio provides pre-built connectors to many common IT systems, including Oracle, vCenter, ServiceNow and many others.
“Apptio enables enterprise customers to leverage data from various financial and operational systems to make better business decisions,” said Andreas Ohrbeck. “Joining the Microsoft System Center Alliance further empowers our Fortune 1000 customers to accelerate the creation of cost and performance models so they can align IT with business needs.”
Apptio is the leading independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive Bill of IT™, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio's TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, St. Luke's Health System, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio® products and services to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information, visit the Apptio website or the Apptio blog.
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