CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CloudBolt, a leader in cloud management technology, today announced the addition of powerful cloud bursting capabilities to its cloud management platform. Traditionally, a complicated, multi-step process that requires specialized capabilities found only in the largest IT organizations, cloud bursting has failed to live up to its promise of reducing IT costs. With CloudBolt’s unique cloud bursting capability and support for a broad-range of public and private cloud environments, IT teams of all sizes can now more easily reduce cloud expenditures by ensuring that they are only using, and paying for, the public cloud resources they need.
With cloud bursting, IT teams can optimize their use of public cloud resources by automatically detecting when an internally hosted application is under load and temporarily scaling it into a public cloud provider to supplement resources and maintain performance. Until now, cloud bursting has been limited to large IT organizations because it requires a comprehensive management solution that spans all relevant technologies and integrated networking, OS, and application provisioning.
CloudBolt’s unique, tech-agnostic approach to cloud bursting and cloud management enables IT teams to build and rebuild VMs in an automated fashion, eliminating the need for complicated and resource-intensive migration of live VMs from one technology to another. These same CloudBolt blueprints can be deployed and scaled into different environments and technologies, enabling both the initial automated provisioning and cross-technology auto-scaling.
CloudBolt customers can define tiers within services that can be deployed to VMware, Azure, OpenStack, AWS, a physical server, or any of the other technologies CloudBolt supports. Similarly, CloudBolt can support different networking and configuration management technologies per-environment, enabling heterogeneous management that is transparent to the end user. For more information on CloudBolt’s cloud bursting capability, watch this video: https://www.cloudbolt.io/resources/explore/video/.
CloudBolt cloud bursting capability includes the following features:
- Automated cloud bursting based on load levels detected on servers
- Per application-tier scaling configuration, including configurable thresholds, minimums, maximums, and behavior on how to scale when conditions are met
- Automated scale back
- Scaling triggered by users, on a schedule, or via CB’s REST API
- Inter- and intra- technology scaling. For example, the ability to scale from VMware to AWS or from one VMware cluster to another.
- Support for the 14 resource handler technologies that CloudBolt supports, including seven public clouds, six private virtualization technologies, as well as physical server provisioning
- Out of the box support for four different load balancers, three configuration management systems, plus common IPAM, change management, SDN, and monitoring systems
“Cloud bursting is the shining promise of hybrid cloud, capable of cutting IT costs by optimizing resource utilization. However, because of the complexity of implementing cloud bursting, these benefits have been within the reach of only the smallest fraction of organizations,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO, CloudBolt. “CloudBolt’s cloud management platform takes the complexity out of cloud bursting by making it easier for IT shops to set up and build on top of what they already have, and by enabling them to extend the behavior to include and automate their processes and procedures. With CloudBolt’s cloud bursting, IT shops can own the base and rent the spike.”
CloudBolt Cloud Management Platform
Currently deployed in a range of enterprise IT environments, including large-scale and complex environments with more than 20,000 servers, CloudBolt offers a mature management platform that is intuitive, powerful and extensible. By balancing agility and control, it enables DevOps while avoiding shadow IT. It also integrates quickly and easily with customers’ existing IT tools and management systems to create a scalable and secure platform for publishing cloud-based services. CloudBolt delivers full lifecycle support including automated server provisioning, unified IT management, chargeback/showback reporting, interactive service catalogs, and license management.
About CloudBolt Software
CloudBolt is a powerfully simple cloud management platform that integrates on-premises virtualization and private cloud environments with public clouds, configuration management tools, and domain-specific technologies. CloudBolt’s intuitive self-service IT portal and unified manager enable users to provision and manage the resources they need. Enterprise IT organizations maintain control through configuration standards, usage quotas, and cost transparency. CloudBolt drives business agility by automating the request, provisioning, and ongoing management of systems and applications. For more information, visit http://www.cloudbolt.io.