Olocity Partners With Demartek to Launch Olabs
The Olocity "Olabs" provides the first independent testing lab for IT products implementing the new industry standards for systems management.
20 Feb 2008
COLORADO SPRINGS and ARVADA, Colo., Feb. 20 -- Olocity Corporation, a leader in delivering open standards-based systems management technology and services, has partnered with the testing lab Demartek to provide the first independent testing services for IT vendors implementing emerging industry standards for systems management like SMI-S, DASH, SMASH, and CDM. Olabs is focused on helping IT vendors streamline the task of implementing these standards in products while simultaneously ensuring that these products succeed in production systems deployment. Olocity provides the first complete solution for IT vendors implementing these revolutionary standards with development tools, consulting, testing, and project management services.
"The dedicated work of standards bodies like the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) and Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) to bring IT consumers more powerful standards-based systems management solutions is paying off," said John Webster of Illuminata. "Olabs is a seminal new addition in the landscape of industry consortia, conformance testing programs, and open source software bringing standards like CIM/WBEM into industry-wide deployment."
"Demartek has proven to be a center of excellence in the general and independent evaluation of enterprise IT products for the vendor community," said Roger Reich, the President and CEO of Olocity. "Demartek?s expertise, methodologies, and labs will be married with Olocity's open source testing software and systems management expertise. Consumers are becoming highly sensitive to the efficiency and robustness of IT management software. This partnership will help the IT vendor community streamline development while ultimately increasing the satisfaction of IT consumers."
"We are excited about the prospect of providing this new service to the computer industry as these new system management standards enter production deployment," said Dennis Martin, the President and CEO of Demartek. "While many industry consortia provide testing to gauge product compliance to interface standards, Olabs takes the next step to ensure that management systems have the robustness, performance, and ease-of-use needed for mission-critical datacenter use."
Olocity Corporation is dedicated to delivering open products and services that revolutionize systems management. In support, Olocity Corporation is the center of expertise within the computer industry that is committed to evolving the open industry standards that are critical to accelerating systems management technology. Olocity recently launched the StorageIM management and testing platform for storage networks which is available at www.Olocity.com.
Demartek is focused on the analysis and validation of server, network, storage and security technologies, for the small and medium business (SMB) environment and the large enterprise. Demartek conducts research and lab testing resulting in white papers and product comparison reports. Demartek conducts public and private testing, and the public results are available at www.Demartek.com.