iQuate’s Strategic Partnership with Optimal2
Today iQuate, the automated IT discovery, inventory and measurement specialists for large enterprises, announced a strategic partnership with Swedish software asset management and information management specialists Optimal2
“We provide the enabling technology for an accurate, detailed view of all hardware and software deployed across an IT estate, no matter how vast. The expertise that Optimal2 brings to datacenter license optimization and software asset management gives enterprises a fast track to license optimization and reduced costs,” says Shane McDermott, Director of Alliances at iQuate.
“iQuate’s solution for IT discovery, inventory and measurement is the perfect tool for us to help clients facing audits from Oracle and other major enterprise software vendors,” says Johan Westerholm, Sales Manager at Optimal2. “Also, in general, we aim to help our customers achieve the best ROI possible on their IT investments, and this technology gives us the sort of rapid IT information we need.”
iQuate’s solution is deployed agentlessly (it does not require software to be installed on individual machines) across an enterprise’s network from a server installed on the company premises. Actionable results about the IT configuration are delivered within hours of implementation, which is why some companies engage with iQuate and its partners when faced with unexpected license audits.
However, iQuate’s solution is designed to support constant clarity and forward planning for the IT infrastructure and license position across the entire hardware and software lifecycle. This strategy fits with the aim of Optimal2, which is to equip enterprises with the tools and processes to maintain compliance, cost control, and ROI.