Where a Cloud Management Platform for DevOps Fits

One of the main goals of DevOps is to improve working interactions in between Dev and Ops teams. The usage of a Self-Service Cloud environment provides a powerful IT service delivery model that drastically reduces administrative overhead while driving the productivity and satisfaction of Development and Operation teams. This means, “Self-Service Cloud” is synonymous with “Devs Empowerment”. CloudController Instance Server enables Dev teams to quickly and easily utilize any resources they are in need of while Ops teams keep track of costs and on-going activities.

Dev teams can automatically configure, order and deploy IaaS (server resource pools and virtual servers), PaaS, Containers and Virtual Network functionality in minutes. Tooling integration allows workload customization of new or existing workloads. Cloud Brokerage capabilities allow users to easily choose the most appropriate services from the ones available. Fully-automated Encapsulated Workflows and Orchestration allow data center owners to greatly reduce their Total Cost of Ownership and Operations.

Linux Builds Ready in Minutes

Dev teams can prepare bespoke Linux builds that are ready to be deployed in minutes! It takes only a few clicks of the mouse to create a new build including selected software (system or applications) that can be easily integrated to platform service catalogs for on-demand deployment.

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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Split Images

Service Catalogs for software are used to generate fully functional Linux deployments using so-called split images: a defined number of packages are inside the images, all others can installed later from so-called repositories.


Fully compatible with most Linux distributions using package managers such as yum, zypper, apt, and deb or rpm package formats, supporting binary-only packages. Generic or specific Images can be created. Generic Images run on multiple Hypervisors, while specific Images run on only one.

Automatic Deployment

Dev teams can automatically deploy complete Linux server software platforms or DevOps environments for multiple distributions (CentOS, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, RedHat, SUSE) on any cloud VM or bare metal server resource. These VMs can sit on any of the cloud environments managed by CloudController.

Back-end Processes

Seamless integration of cloud-based services infrastructure to back-end business processes (charge-back, contract  and license management, multi-lingual interface, custom report generation on capacity utilization, support, billing, etc.), provide Ops teams with all the tools needed to follow-up with Dev activities and requirements.

6-tier Configurable Account and User Supply Chain Model

Set-up unlimited Supply Chains within CloudController’s 6-tier multi-tenancy multi-layer user account hierarchy. Each account level has defined security, role and operations role-based access control (RBAC). Ops teams can easilly define as many Dev user types as needed to fit their organization structure.

Customizable Service Catalog

Build a flexible, granular Service Catalog with items that can be shared amongst all Supply Chains, customized per Supply Chain,  per Service User or per resource pool of a specific Service User. Items can be Linux Distributions, System Components, Stacks or Application Catalogs such as Distribution updates, Kernel Modules, Software Defined Storage Systems, OpenStack or CRM Systems.