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5 Reasons HyperGrid is going to ROCK #DockerCon
The Countdown Begins!

By | March 16, 2017

We’re so excited to be sponsoring #DockerCon this year. It’s been a big year for us so far – we recently announced what we’ve achieved since launching HyperGrid in July 2016. One major accomplishment in Q4 of last year was our launch of HyperCloud, our full-stack on premises enterprise cloud platform. And we recently shared that our HyperCloud Block Storage Volume Plugin has been “Docker Certified” and is available in the Docker Store. Building on our partnership with Docker, we wanted to provide five other reasons why we’re sponsoring DockerCon and countdown to the conference starting April 17…

Reason #5: Automate the Provisioning of Docker Swarm Clusters on HyperCloud or any other Cloud

The search for speed in the software supply chain, fueled by agile methodologies and DevOps practices, has put a tremendous pressure on IT organizations to move towards agile deployment models and scalable application architectures. Containers have undoubtedly been the driving force behind efforts to accelerate software development, cloud migration, and the modernization of legacy applications.

The challenge that most IT organizations face when delivering container services in general lies with the manual processes required to deliver these services and the complexity of a piece-part approach for putting these services together. To provision a Docker Swarm Cluster for example, IT admins may end up going through several manual steps like provisioning multiple networked host machines, then installing Docker Engine 1.12 or later on each of these machines, then initializing Docker Swarm Manager on one of the nodes, and finally executing yet more command line scripts in order for the remaining nodes to join the Docker Swarm Cluster.

In the absence of automated workflows, the IT organization is usually stuck with manual processes that result in long waits experienced by application development teams and rising operational expenses.

HyperCloud addresses these challenges by automating the provisioning of Docker Swarm and Docker Universal Control Plane Clusters on 18 clouds and virtualization platforms – including HyperCloud, VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, OpenStack, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and many others. A self-service library enables the provisioning of IT approved infrastructure to set up the Docker Swarm Clusters in seconds.

With role-based access controls, entitlements, approval, quota and cost metering policies, IT administrators can manage both VM and container usage in Docker Swarm Clusters across the enterprise with cost visibility that promotes better control over spending.

Watch this demo covering the following:

  • Creation of Docker Swarm Clusters with advanced governance controls allowing administrators to configure approvals, trusted blueprints, the application lease, default network security policies, runtime privileges, and runtime constraints on resources (e.g. maximum amount of CPU and Memory) for containerized applications. More information can be found in this whitepaper
  • Self-service provisioning of VMs on HyperCloud that automatically join the Docker Swarm Cluster while adhering to IT-defined entitlements, approvals and quota policies

To learn more about HyperCloud Compute Service delivering automated, self-service provisioning of VMs you can refer to this whitepaper.

Amjad Afanah

VP of Product, HyperCloud at HyperGrid
VP of Product at HyperGrid. Previously the co-founder & CEO of DCHQ, which is now HyperCloud Portal, the management console of HyperCloud, providing integrated compute, storage, networking, application and container services in a full-stack offering that is delivered on premises and on a pay-as-you-go consumption model. The self-service library in HyperCloud enables self-provisioning of infrastructure, storage, network, container, and application services on HyperCloud as well as 15 other clouds and virtualization platforms – like VMware vSphere, OpenStack, Microsoft Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and others.

Prior to founding DCHQ, he was a senior product manager at VMware, where he managed strategic products in cloud management & automation for almost 3 years. He also assumed a product management role for 5 years at Oracle where he focused on application and middleware management capabilities. He holds a bachelors degree in computer science from MIT and an MBA degree from UCLA.