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Enterprises that create and deliver their own internal software need to iterate more quickly to bring new ideas to reality to drive their businesses forward. This translates to a need for far greater IT elasticity, quick turn-around on development, testing, and deployment activity with a cost lower than that of traditional virtualization solutions.
Nimbula Dev/Ops Solution Details
Nimbula Director delivers a self-service, elastic, self-monitoring, and self-healing cloud targeted at developers of next generation applications. Developers can service their own compute and storage needs – they can develop, test, and deploy applications and their OS containers without IT bottlenecks, iterating rapidly, and with the ability to instantaneously roll forward and backward software versions.
All these features are delivered in house for static needs around development and functional testing. For bursty needs like load and scale testing, these features can used as an overlay to public cloud functionality to provide continuity throughout the hybrid cloud solution.
Nimbula’s DevOps solution can be augmented by partnerships and integrations with configuration tools such a Chef and Puppet, continuous integration products such as Electric Cloud, scaling software from Scalr and enStratus, and load balancers such as Zeus.
Enterprises running modern cloud-ready applications, whether developed internally or by software vendors, but that need the security and control that traditional datacenters provide, need a more elastic and responsive IT – one that behaves like a cloud but is safely behind the firewall.
Nimbula Director Cloud App Hosting
Nimbula Director delivers an elastic private cloud with programmatic controls. Applications and the tools that manage them can allocate and release resources on demand. This allows for the elastic growth and contraction of an application over time enabling properly written applications to scale to enormous capacity when load grow and to give way to other uses when load shrinks. This elastic control can be completely automated via programmatic cloud interfaces with no need for IT intervention
Enterprise IT users, tired of waiting for resources have been, with increasing frequency, bypassing IT and using external public clouds such as Amazon’s EC2 with all the security and compliance risk implied. Enterprise IT needs to reign in that usage where required and audit it more closely where it is allowed to happen at all. IT needs to once again become an enabler of new tools rather than an inhibitor to progress.
Nimbula Director for Controlling & Managing Public Clouds
Nimbula Director provides a self-service, elastic private cloud. By having a self-service cloud available to end users, the need for using external services such as EC2 diminishes – resources can be served just as quickly and with little friction. Oftentimes capacity demands cannot be met in the private cloud. In these cases if the compliance needs of the application are not too high, then secure, controlled, and audited use of public cloud is enabled.
End users are added to groups, which are given access to the public cloud. End users never see credit card numbers or private keys and cannot share them inappropriately. Usage is audited and can be revoked by simply changing group membership.
Operations for IT are simple as a single permissions system governs access to public and private resources. Operations for end users are also simple as the same self-service workflows and APIs are used for both public and private cloud activity.
Financial service firms, biomedical or pharmaceutical companies, media companies, educational institutions, research facilities, and government agencies needs to balance the dynamic needs of elastic compute farms with the equally dynamic need to run more traditional IT applications for lines of business.
Nimbula Director Internal Compute Cloud Management
Nimbula Director delivers a highly scalable elastic private cloud with programmatic controls. Applications and compute instances can allocate and release resources on demand as needs shift throughout the day. For example, line of business applications can receive more compute capacity during the daytime
and release that capacity in favor of batch processing at night.
This elastic control can be completely automated via programmatic cloud interfaces using tools that monitor and manage the competing demands within the cloud without any need for IT intervention and keeping cloud operations costs well in hand.
Proper multi-tenancy isolation is ensured both by protecting the objects in the cloud and by a distributed firewall that prevents unauthorized communication between tenants and applications.
Target Business Size:
Developers-Enterprise, Government, MSP’s
Free up to 40 cores. Pricing not available beyond that