Hybrid Cloud Management
RackWare’s Hybrid Cloud Management is a complete solution for organizations that have resources across a wide variety of environments with requirements to maintain and manage legacy systems, while seamlessly utilizing newer technologies such as cloud for greater flexibility and cost benefits. To effectively face this challenge, HCM allows organizations to manage and control costs with structures in place for self-service, audit trails, reporting, and continuous economic optimization. HCM enables organizations to safely evolve to cloud technology while bridging the gap between mission-critical legacy environments and greenfield deployments.
RackWare’s HCM solution has a broad application, with benefits to production, DR, QA and performance analysis workloads in addition to Test/Dev. HCM provides IT Management complete control over cost, security, and performance.
The RackWare HCM software manages resources and how those resources are used, spanning data centers, private clouds, and public clouds. Overlaid on top of resource management is an architecture for managing organizations and users with budgets and approval mechanisms. With HCM, hierarchies of Organizations (Orgs) and Users can be defined with highly granular Role Based Access. Permissions and approval structures can be applied and enforced across the hierarchy or Organizations and Users with detailed Audit logs.
HCM is also designed for cost optimizations through workload monitoring and analysis, and illustrative provisioning and deployment models. AutoParking, and AutoScaling easily and effectively save cost by consuming compute resources only when needed.
In many environments, workloads running in the cloud are not required 24/7, but rather at particular times throughout the day, week or month. Substantial cost savings can be obtained for customers by employing strategically timed parking and unparking of cloud resources. Automated parking and unparking of resources, in any environment, at critical pre-determined times ensures adequate capacity during peak periods and cost savings during non-peak periods.
Robust policy engines and alerts across all capabilities complete the picture of true Hybrid Cloud Management.