Amtrak Relies on CloudHealth Technologies to Drive Down Costs and Ensure Optimal Success in the Cloud

America’s Railroad Migrates Tier One Applications for Enhanced Business Agility

BOSTON, MA - (September 10, 2014) - CloudHealth® Technologies, the pioneer in IT service management for the cloud, announced today that Amtrak is relying on the CloudHealth platform to ensure its tier one applications are successfully running in the cloud, while reducing costs. With CloudHealth, Amtrak is able to benefit from a holistic view of all available cloud assets, resulting in the ability to be more strategic when managing its cloud environment.

“Moving business-critical applications to the cloud was an important move for us, given our focus on delivering system solutions in a timelier manner, while cutting costs,” said Bill Duncan, Director of EMS technology services at Amtrak. “Making sense of the millions of rows of data tied to our cloud assets presented a complex challenge. The CloudHealth platform enabled us to benefit from a holistic view, allowing us to easily manage our cloud environment.”

CloudHealth provides a single, comprehensive view of the entire cloud ecosystem, enabling enterprises to align cloud operations with business objectives, reduce costs and proactively manage performance to meet service levels for the business. As an Amazon Web Services Advanced Technology Partner, CloudHealth provides unparalleled visibility into AWS environments, creating value through business insight into assets, costs, performance, provisioning, budgets and revenue.

Amtrak relies on CloudHealth to ensure its business applications and training environments run smoothly in the cloud, through managing governance and controls functionality tied to infrastructure management and provisioning. The company is also benefiting from a significant cost savings based on CloudHealth’s cost management and cost allocation reporting capabilities. As a result of Amtrak’s success with CloudHealth, the company is moving forward with migrating additional applications to the cloud.

“As large enterprises such as Amtrak increasingly move their infrastructure and assets away from traditional data centers, it is critical they have the strategic insight needed to effectively manage their cloud ecosystem” said CloudHealth Technologies CEO and Co-founder Dan Phillips. “CloudHealth delivers on this need like no other company - transforming the way customers see, evaluate and manage the most complex cloud environments.”

About Amtrak® Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine-member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2013, a record 31.6 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains — at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) — that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.

About CloudHealth® Technologies CloudHealth is changing the way organizations manage cloud environments. The company's cloud management platform aggregates, correlates, and analyzes data from disparate cloud data sets so that enterprises and service providers can align cloud operations with business objectives, reduce costs and ensure service levels are being met, based on an optimally performing cloud environment. The company is backed by .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures and is headquartered in Boston, MA. For more information, visit www.cloudhealthtech.com or follow us on Twitter @cloudhealthtech and LinkedIn.

 

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