Organizations and managed service providers are looking for a vision which delivers a complete platform to meet the needs of their workloads and data in a multi-cloud environment. They currently need several tools for end-to-end cloud management; optimization across multiple clouds public and/or private require multiple point products with different interfaces introducing complexity and confusion. Most end up procuring a tool per capability per cloud.
HyperCloud™ goes beyond traditional cloud management platforms and delivers a complete software-defined cloud (SDC). It delivers intelligence and automation with integrated functionality for application management, cloud management, and software-defined infrastructure services. Compare the SDC approach to what is available in the market today.
Category Description: Self-service provisioning ensures resources are delivered in minutes, not weeks that has been characteristic of traditional IT systems. However, a self-service library can only be powerful if IT makes available the right blueprints that DevOps need, to instantly provision on any cloud of choice.
Solutions Today: Most cloud management platforms that offer this capability today need IT to code or provide very complicated interfaces that require specific skill sets, to create these templates. These have limited extensibility to multiple public clouds and need to be recreated per cloud.
The HyperCloud™ enterprise application library comes with over 400 blueprints out of the box, that can be customized for single-click provisioning. IT can seamlessly deliver a scalable, repeatable and consistent service delivery framework across all supported public and private clouds.
HyperCloud™ provides powerful n-level multi-tenancy controls ensuring resources isolation and network and access isolation for tenants. MSPs and organizations can set up roles and groups by user personas for policy-based resource management.
Category Description: Optimization of workloads across clouds should be a continuous process, as opposed to a one-time event performed before provisioning. As cloud providers constantly update their SKUs or change prices, choosing the right cost-effective cloud or instance can help maximize ROI.
Solutions Today: The market today comprises of optimization platforms, that largely only provide reactive measures for analysis of spend. And these need to be procured in addition to cloud management platforms as two separate tools that will need integration.
HyperCloud™ Analytics maintains a large-scale repository of millions of instance types across the most commonly used public clouds. Users can compare costs of various instances types and make data-driven decisions for workload placement and continue to get recommendations on how they can ensure cost-effectiveness.
HyperCloud™ Analytics maintains a large-scale repository of millions of instances types across the supported clouds. Based on application requirements such as capacity, performance, network throughput, compliance etc, HyperCloud™ chooses the instance types for each provider type that meets user requirements.
HyperCloud™ comes with an expert data engine that provides data points that IT can use to plan before any deployment, to ensure the best outcomes. Users can proactively and continuously optimize for cloud costs and workload performance across multiple clouds based on requirements.
HyperCloud™ chooses the instance types for each provider type that meets customer requirements. Any vendor specific discounts are automatically applied, to ensure the most accurate and complete recommendation for workload placement and optimization in real-time.
HyperCloud™ provides a single pane of glass for monitoring compute, memory, storage, networking utilization in real-time. Users can use dashboards for resources (VMs, apps, storage, compute etc) usage for a specific time-period to draw insightful conclusions and trends to optimize utilization
Category Description: An application-centric cloud management platform should abstract infrastructure and resources from the application, and provide integrated lifecycle management capabilities. Application modeling, configuration management and monitoring capabilities should not require additional toolsets.
Solutions Today: Enterprise application portfolios are getting more diverse (multi-tier VMs, multi-container apps, bare-metal workloads). Each application type usually requires its own management tool for lifecycle management introducing workforce challenges to meet the specific skill-sets.
HyperCloud™ is very flexible and enables IT to create application blueprints as detailed as they want. These blueprints are cloud-agnostic and can encode performance requirements, security, application dependencies and many others. IT can create these blueprints once and scale to any cloud of choice, public or private.
HyperCloud™ comes with a simple but powerful interface for app modeling. IT can quickly model multi-tier applications, visually drag and drop components to build additional cloud-agnostic blueprints in seconds.
HyperCloud™ supports an expansive set of tools for continuous integration and delivery. DevOps can use external tools such as Jenkins, Nexus, Git out of the box from the self-service library, or use external templates for provisioning.
HyperCloud™ automates both the provisioning and the lifecycle management operations for both infrastructure and application services with hooks for 20+ lifecycle events. Users can automate post-provision operations using these lifecycle events.
Category Description: The ease of access to cloud has resulted in Shadow IT being prominent in most enterprises. Shadow IT also ends up accounting for 30% – 40%* of IT spend in small to medium enterprises and over 50%* in large enterprises. Effectively controlling the problem of shadow IT necessitates enterprises to thoughtfully introduce guard rails, so they are able to retain the the agility benefits of the cloud.
Solutions Today: Most cloud management platforms today that offer governance provide minimalistic controls to the extent of a customizable, self-service library and RBAC. For security, organizations need additional toolsets.
HyperCloud™ is the only cloud management platform that provides network security controls such as VPC to allow customers to provision secure and isolated sections of the solution stack for variety of use-cases such as, public-facing websites, isolation for multi-tier web-apps etc.
HyperCloud™ comes with LDAP integrations, and supports cloud native platform directory services. As IT admins define entitlements and user permissions, it actively polls the permissions and new users to make sure it is updated in real-time.
HyperCloud™ provides entitlements and quotas to ensure frictionless governance with granular assignment of resources across all the supported public and private clouds. Provisioning workflows initiated through the self-service library therefore automatically adhere to IT-defined governance controls.
HyperCloud™ provides approval workflows, entitlement policies that are defined workflows governing user actions; right from provisioning resources or blueprints via the enterprise store, to resource decommissioning, IT can ensure compliance across the different clouds.
Category Description: Software-defined Infrastructure (SDI) allows enterprises that are managing workloads in house to introduce cloud-like simplicity and agility into their datacenters. Most enterprises continue to manage legacy workloads or highly-sensitive workloads that need to stay on-premises, in addition to their public cloud portfolio. SDI eliminates hardware management silos and automates time-taking day-to-day operations to improve datacenter efficiency.
Solutions Today: Traditional cloud management platforms are built with public cloud management in mind and do not provide datacenter infrastructure management capabilities. Private cloud alternatives are either too expensive complex do-in-yourself implementations and do not extent to public cloud.
HyperCloud™ provides a fully-functional, IT optimized cloud with file, block and object storage services. It abstracts the hardware and provides monitoring, lifecycle management and governance so IT can build application-aware datacenters, to allow applications to reside where it makes most sense whether cloud or on-premises.
HyperCloud™ comes with integrated networking, not just compute and storage. Users can manage VLAN and IPs for VM traffic isolation.
Category Description: Developers are looking to build applications and iterate rapidly. Microservices based applications deliver efficiency and portability they need. CI/CD and on-demand service delivery with containers require a significant change to traditional IT operations – challenges in integrating with existing tools and processes, monitoring and management complexities slow down enterprise-wide support.
Solutions Today: Although some traditional cloud management platforms claim to support containers, they require IT to integrate with open source technologies to fully implement a CI/CD workflow. Most do not provide a registry which DevOps can instantly provision from.
HyperCloud™ is the only platform that provides container-agnostic services. IT can provide flexibility with Docker and Kubernetes support for microservices based app development or CI/CD workflows. Multi-container blueprints are available in the enterprise store for self-service and single click provisioning.
HyperCloud™ comes with out of the box integrations into the external Docker registry, allowing users to quickly provision images from the public hub. It also supports private registries, if organizations prefer to maintain their own internal registry for security measures.