Cloud Management Platform
IT is under increasing pressure to deliver services to the organisation with the speed and agility of cloud services such as Amazon and Google. Users want ‘point and click’ self-service access to applications and services They want the Amazon experience within their own organisations. Innovative IT departments are meeting this challenge by supplementing their existing infrastructure with flexible, cloud-based services and then repackaging their own legacy infrastructure as internal ‘cloud’ resources.
“TDB Fusion have made particular advances [in DCIM], offering integration libraries, building specific and powerful integrations.”
Andy Lawrence, VP Research
INTEGRATED AGNOSTIC APPROACH
To be fully effective, the Cloud Management Platform should be vendor agnostic and, at the very least, integrate performance, fault and configuration systems management tools across the whole of the physical and virtualised environment. This enables IT to efficiently manage the demand, utilisation and placement of service requirements. Workflow enables IT infrastructure management automation, freeing up IT to focus on their role as service providers. This same workflow can be used by the organisation’s business users to automate their own businesses processes – ideally via a self-service cloud management portal. The final step is to provide business users with a services catalogue so that they can select and customise their own applications, complete with usage and billing reporting.
THE FEDEROS™ CLOUD MANAGEMENT PLATFORM MEETS THIS NEED
Federos™ Cloud Management Platform (CMP) provides an intuitive, role-based, integrated browser interface, between the user and corporate applications, whether legacy mainframe or cloud-based. In addition, by introducing effective workflow and systems integration, service delivery can be fully automated in the context of business requirements, removing the constant need for interaction with IT. This allows organisations to offer a ‘point and click’ consumer-type experience, utilising both physical infrastructure and cloud-based services. Existing toolsets can be incorporated and the support overhead inherent when running multiple core applications reduced, as can the reliance on key individuals to support legacy systems. The need to replace these legacy applications can be deferred or removed, as the existing data centre becomes part of the overall virtualised environment. Read our blog article: Cloud Management Platform – How can it help In-House Operations? Download the Federos Cloud Management Platform datasheet.
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