The Key to Making the Most out of Cloud Deployment
November 06, 2012
Recently, Gartner (News - Alert) research revealed that in searching for the best cloud management platform, customers should first and foremost look for one that boasts the ability to unify existing management software with their cloud management. In today’s resourceful age, where we all want to make the most out of what we have, Adaptive Computing (News - Alert) has revealed a promising new product to make the most out of cloud deployment.
Already well-known for its renowned Moab Cloud Suite, the company has now upped the ante in revealing today its new Moab Cloud Suite 7.2, which directly addresses the following by improving time to cloud deployment by offering out-of-the-box integration with existing infrastructure, therefore minimizing system upgrades by leveraging what you’ve already invested in.
By streamlining tasks with a new dashboard portal and by automating budget allocation, Moab Cloud Suite 7.2 ultimately enables IT departments to more easily meet the needs of different organizational groups.
Its out-of-the-box infrastructure integration, for example, allows Moab Cloud 7.2 to facilitate the deployment of private clouds by optimizing existing infrastructure components to make the most of current investments. Additionally, it easily integrates with virtualization, management and other cloud platforms such as VMware Center connector (Moab Cloud Suite vCenter Connector), HP Cloud Services Automation Connector (HP CSA), and more to be released soon.
The Moab Cloud Suite vCenter Connector enables the metrics of virtualized resources to be fully used to drive Moab automation and optimization policies for the cloud environment, extending the value of the customer’s existing VMware investments. Vendor lock-in is provided as well, as other hypervisor and management tool metrics can be leveraged for cloud management and policies via Moab’s extensible Web services.
On the other hand, the Moab Cloud Suite HP CSA Connector allows the solution’s patented intelligence engine policies to fully optimize service placement and performance, while simultaneously maximizing utilization as part of the HP CSA solution.
Primary features and functionalities of the new Moab Cloud Suite 7.2 include:
Multi-group management: Meeting the specific needs within different organizational groups is vital in a cloud infrastructure. Moab’s ability to seamlessly yet powerfully do so allows administrators to create different groups and sub-groups – categorized by such thing as teams, roles or responsibilities – as well as define permissions governing access and management. Even more, the groups can be synchronized with existing LDAP groups for simplified and efficient management.
This multi-group management is not only easily accessible, but also permits access without sacrificing security.
Streamlined dashboard portal: Moab 7.2’s streamlined dashboard portal gives administrators aggregate and summarized data to provide a better overall picture of their current cloud conditions. By grouping needed data views and management actions together for common tasks, the solution enables users and admins to be increasingly productive by accomplishing tasks quicker and easier. Additionally, the dashboard filters to allow multiple filtering options, thus speeding up common cloud requests, status tasks, and allows key subjects to be listed with every relevant action in easy-to-navigate panes.
This dashboard also shows more actionable data than ever before, which is all summarized in a comprehensible, at-a-glance format with improved data list views, as well as one-click drill downs on almost any data item.
Periodic Budget Reset Capability: This new update in Moab Cloud 7.2 directly addresses the fact that budgets need to be reset at regular intervals. Whether it’s monthly or quarterly, this update enables the automatic resetting of budgets, ultimately providing greater transparency into usage and availability as well as improving budget-planning decisions without the need to wait for reports.
Even more, this capability improves showback and chargeback reporting while allowing budgets to be set across multiple groups or accounts as necessary.
“As more businesses introduce private clouds, it’s important to keeps costs at a minimum by making the most of the current infrastructure. We designed Moab Cloud Suite 7.2 to aid them in making the smoothest, most efficient transition possible,” noted Robert Clyde, CEO at Adaptive Computing. “Updated accounting features and improved integration with third-party technology will make the process even more beneficial for organizations.”
To learn more about Adaptive Computing’s Moab Cloud Suite, click here.
Edited by Braden Becker