I am happy to announce the general availability of CloudBolt 9.4, a new version of our award-winning cloud management platform. CloudBolt 9.4 focuses on features such as integrations with ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB), more data protection choices such as Cohesity & Rubrik, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) & SE Linux support along with improved user navigation.
Talking about the release, Rick Kilcoyne, CloudBolt Software’s Chief Product Officer, said CloudBolt 9.4 emphasizes our customer-centric approach. He added: “Enhanced inventory management, better data protection choices, and comprehensive Microsoft environment support are critical capabilities that we are addressing for our customers through this release. These features help our customers be more productive, secure, and flexible.”
Let’s take a look at the new features and how they can help you drive more value in your hybrid cloud environment.
Out-of-box integration with ServiceNow CMDB
A CMDB such as ServiceNow keeps inventory of all resources under management for any environment. When customers use a powerful provisioning platform such as CloudBolt they want to make sure they keep the inventory information updated. With this new integration, users can codelessly map VMware server information from CloudBolt into ServiceNow. This seamless process ensures accuracy of the server information when they are provisioned or deleted.
Protect your data with CloudBolt’s Cohesity and Rubrik support
While provisioning new services, users want reliable data protection choices for their resources. With the new CloudBolt support for Cohesity DataProtect and Rubrik Cloud Data Management, customers can confidently protect their data. They can use a single multi-tier blueprint to provision and protect their resources using the policies available. Thus, getting end-to-end provisioning solution with the added day two management flexibility like view the backup policy and restore the previous backups. This provides better governance of IT environment leveraging compliant backup policies set by the organizations.
Manage System Center Virtual Machine Manager-based resources easily
CloudBolt has now added SCVMM as a new resource handler for better Microsoft environment management from a single platform. This further underlines CloudBolt’s promise on keeping its platform easy to extend and enables customers to discover, deploy, and manage VMs on Hyper-V clusters. They can also take day two actions such as monitoring resource usage, do cluster maintenance, and system housekeeping better. Thus, customers can use CloudBolt to manage their hybrid cloud resources easily.
Complete support for SE Linux from CloudBolt
With the new integration, CloudBolt supports SE Linux out of the box. This makes it easy for customers to run CloudBolt on CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with SE Linux. Users can use a simple yet powerful blueprint for CloudBolt deployment with minimum manual intervention and focus on more strategic activities.
Enhanced user navigation
Our team at CloudBolt has been busy improving the user navigation further for our customers. The new updates we have made help customers customize the CloudBolt dashboard and see the most relevant information when they login into the platform. The following snapshot gives an understanding how customers can find more information on their servers no matter where they live.