CloudController, does a great job of simplifying the creation, deployment and delivery of ‘service objects’, such as virtual servers, virtual server resource pools, bare-metal servers, platforms, etc. We now add Network Virtualization Features to this list!
The CloudController Service Catalog Manager is based upon a single data model. It allows creation of Service Catalog Item (SCI) templates of service objects the cloud administrator wishes to make available to groups of cloud users or individual cloud users. The multi-tier / multi-tenancy account and user hierarchy defined in CloudController’s Supply Chain Manager is seamlessly integrated to the Service Catalog Manager, and has its own granularly configurable Role-based Access Control (RBAC) system. This gives cloud administrators ultimate flexibility to determine which service objects are available to which cloud service users.
The Network Virtualization module is of course fully integrated to this CMP architecture. The result is that:
- Administrators get the power to define Virtual Network Features as service objects in the Service Catalog, and assign use of them to desired cloud users.
- Cloud users get the power to configure, order, create, deploy and manage virtual network functions made available to them and attach them to any service object desired.
This is all done in a fully-automated fashion by workflows in the CloudController CMP.