OpenStack Integration2017-05-04T13:21:31+00:00

Seamlessly Integrate OpenStack into your Cloud Environment

Making the most efficient use of data center assets is a key strategy for successful enterprises. OpenStack is an attractive alternative to assist in this strategy. OpenStack has emerged as the unifying open source standard for cloud automation. When planning how to deploy OpenStack, one must consider how it can co-exist with other virtualization and cloud technologies already in-place. How to accomplish this and avoid unwanted complexity is a challenge.

This is where CloudController can play an important role for you, simplifying the integration and subsequent management of a heterogeneous or hybrid cloud environment using OpenStack.

CloudController’s Universal OpenStack Adapters make it easy for customers to register the OpenStack components they desire to use as hybrid cloud resources. OpenStack-based resources are quickly and seamlessly integrated into the CloudController solution – with no required scripting or coding.

The  initial adapters have been developped for the following OpenStack components:

  • Nova (Infrastructure-as-a-Service)
  • Keystone (identity management)
  • Cinder (block storage)
  • Ceilometer (manage, monitor and alarm telemetry);
  • Glance (disk and server image service)
  • Neutron (virtual networking)

This allows CloudController to automate the creation, deployment and management of IaaS originating on OpenStack-compatible resources with much value-add.

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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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 levels of customer – each with defined roles in the Cloud
  • Rapid and automatic deployment of VMs, platforms, containers, applications, Virtual Networks 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