Hybrid Cloud Management 2017-05-04T13:18:05+00:00

Why do you Need a CMP for Hybrid Cloud Management?

Providing Cloud services in heterogeneous virtualized environments using internal or external resources from several locations can be a real challenge!

In today’s business environment, IT departments face a plethora of issues from demanding users, such as service request management, service delivery, and have to deal with these within their organization’s financial and technical constraints. Day-to-day operations must be simplified to earn benefits in efficiency. The service lifecycle has to be easily managed – and provide fast auditable service delivery. At the same time reporting, chargeback and invoicing issues have to be solved, ideally from a single workflow engine.

Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

All these aspects of Cloud Automation should be ideally taken care of by a comprehensive Cloud Management Platform, but unfortunately not all CMPs can reach that level of service automation when a Hybrid Cloud environment is involved!

CloudController delivers consistency to IT customer-facing and back-office operations in Hybrid, Multi, Private and Public Cloud Environments. CloudController seamlessly integrates to existing heterogeneous infrastructures to orchestrate on-premise Cloud resources together with Hyperscale Public Cloud resources.

Unified Cloud Infrastructure

With CloudController, data center owners can design and build a unified cloud-based managed services platform from heterogeneous virtualization infrastructure. CloudController offers the ability to combine market-leading on-premise server hypervisors with Hyperscale Public Cloud services.

They can automatically configure, order and deploy IaaS (server resource pools and virtual servers), PaaS, Containers and Virtual Network functionality in minutes. CloudController’s fully-automated encapsulated workflows and orchestration allow data center owners to greatly reduce their Total Cost of Ownership and Operations.

A Lead Analyst from Info-Tech Research Group wrote about CloudController:

“This out-of-the-box platform contains nearly every capability that an enterprise or service provider would require to manage today’s cloud environments.”

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End-to-End Hybrid Cloud Management Platform

CloudController is a very mature and reliable software solution for cloud management. CloudController integrates easily to existing on-premise infrastructure and is simple to use and administrate. Providing IaaS, PaaS, Containers and Virtual Network services in a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure becomes easy with CloudController.

Hyperscale Public Cloud services are fully integrated to the same level as private resources, using the same data model and workflow engine. All Cloud activities can be managed from anywhere through a single secure interface.

CloudController is a complete platform of cloud automation tools:

  • CloudController Instance Server (CCIS) – Create, deploy and manage IaaS, PaaS, Containers, Virtual Networks and private VLANs from all market-leading server hypervisors.
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  • CloudController Platform Builder (CCPB) – Simply and easily package, build and deploy server software platforms and DevOps environments for multiple distributions on any cloud VM or bare metal server resource.
  • CloudController Container Service (CCCS) – Enterprise cloud management solution that creates the container back-end infrastructure and fully-automates the creation and deployment of containers anywhere in a hybrid cloud.
  • CloudController Application Marketplace (CCAM) – Innovative cloud-based application marketplace for open source software and middleware.
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Which Features & Benefits Should you Expect?

Operational Efficiency & Reduced Costs

Using automation and a unique interface to execute ALL the tasks necessary to run a cloud, ensures that the IT department operates efficiently, and follows existing corporate policies and best practices. It is now a hard given requirement that IT Teams must be able to manage the Cloud resources bought in from public providers like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or IBM Bluemix, the same way as their on-premise Cloud resources.

Self-Provisioning

  • Flexible hands-free configuration and deployment
  • Consistent look-and-feel for all virtualization platforms & Public Cloud services
  • Manage, Monitor and Control multi-vendor virtualization environments
  • Tight integration of Service Catalog, Supply Chain Management & Business Processes

Multi-Level Account Hierarchy

  • Several levels of account type
  • Unlimited Supply Chains, multi-tier service distribution
  • Unlimited user logins with access permissions
  • Link with AD policies
  • Security flow-down, definable user roles
  • Customizable financial back office, contract lifecycle management, language, etc.

Ease of Implementation

  • Simple to install and set-up
  • Non-intrusive add-on to existing infrastructure management software
  • Inputs and collects data from existing personnel, policies, practices and procedures

Reliability

  • Non-Intrusive to existing data center management tooling
  • Ensures the business continuity of cloud services
  • Automation of IT and back-office operations

Scalability

  • Multiple level of customer – each with defined roles in the Cloud
  • Rapid and automatic deployment of VMs, applications and private VLANs
  • Easy extension of IaaS, PaaS capacity
  • Grow or shrink resources without disruption
  • Easy operation of virtualized applications

Management Control

  • Customizable Service Catalog items for VMs, Server Resource Pools, PaaS, Containers, Virtual Networks, etc.
  • User administration of subordinate levels
  • Service price lists per level and per item
  • Multi-tier White-labeled managed services

Customization

  • Broad choice of languages
  • Service catalogs per supply chain or per user
  • Multi-tier order approval management
  • Multiple currencies per supply chain
  • Multinational time zone management
  • Extensive payment and chargeback options
  • Reporting tools and data export options

Cost Cutting

  • Better utilization of IT infrastructure
  • Flexibility in use of hypervisors & Public Clouds
  • Set cost boundaries per user or per group
  • Automated deployments & self-service
  • Improved software license management
  • Reduced IT operations management costs