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CloudBolt Features and Competitive Comparison Guide
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Single hybrid cloud view, powerful orchestration blueprints, and intuitive self-service catalog -- all in one appliance.
CloudBolt helps you manage your hybrid, multi-cloud environments, while empowering your developers with self-service IT. By turning your enterprise IT into the cloud provider, unleash a responsive, agile alternative to runaway IT that gives your DevOps what they want. The result? Greater IT efficiency. Better control. More business agility.
View and manage your entire cloud environment from a single pane of glass. Get powerful orchestration blueprints and an intuitive self-service catalog all in one appliance.
As a fast-growing enterprise, building great applications is critical. You want your developers focused on building code and releasing apps quickly. Enter Kubernetes, the industry’s innovative approach to developing container-based applications.
With CloudBolt, you can easily manage the complete lifecycle of your Kubernetes clusters. Deploy multi-node Kubernetes clusters in minutes–not in hours or days. Monitor your clusters closely, better understand where they’re deployed, and who’s deploying them. Finally, set the guardrails you need to maintain control and manage Kubernetes all with less headache.
According to IDC, 80% of digitally advanced organizations will replace their old IT models with self-service by 2024. However, going from old world to new world can be difficult.
With CloudBolt, self-service IT is a snap. CloudBolt lets developers order the resources they need, whenever they need. Whether that’s compute, storage, and complex multi-tier application stacks, waiting weeks for IT to fulfill your tickets is a thing of the past. CloudBolt also gives administrators the power to set security and compliance guardrails to ensure well-configured workloads.
Through the power of CloudBolt blueprints, your DevOps teams can finally provision and configure cloud-based resources (e.g., EC2 instances, S3 buckets, RDS, etc.) within minutes — on-premises, in public clouds, or directly in containers.
Multi-cloud and Hypervisor Management
Your teams requiring technologies based on vCenter, Microsoft Azure, AWS or elsewhere in order to provide the right customer value.
CloudBolt supports a variety of cloud technologies, from on-premises services to a wide range of public and hybrid cloud configurations. Adding multi-cloud management tools to your IT arsenal helps you to manage all the scenarios. You no longer have to grapple with teams attempting to manage and access resources in separate environments. With CloudBolt you can centralize cloud management while maintaining granular visibility and control.
Brownfield Deployment and Discovery
We get it. You want to adopt relevant technologies but are stressed about integrating those with the existing – and often complex – environments. You don’t want to leave the existing solutions behind or lose track. You need to establish an inventory of servers throughout your private datacenter and public clouds, so you can keep them under control.
With CloudBolt, you’ll easily import, sync, and manage legacy deployments as well as new cloud environments. Our solution eliminates the unknowns of your environment and gives you a holistic view of all IT assets, both old and new. CloudBolt solves inventory uncertainty, provides a consistent user interface for managing assets, and alleviates spreadsheet chaos.
Service Lifecycle Management and Orchestration
You’ve got software and complex applications that you need to deploy, backup, and manage. If proper care is not taken at the right time, this can affect your plans and impact your infrastructure. Making tasks more predictable by replacing painstaking processes for IT resource provisioning, orchestration while staying compliant is critical.
With CloudBolt, you’ll provision systems, applications, and environments in minutes instead of weeks using end-to-end automation. With a few clicks, CloudBolt blueprints simplifies anything-as-a-service. Blueprints are made available to users via a catalog, enabling them to instantiate and protect their own resources. CloudBolt makes provisioning, orchestration, and lifecycle management of resources repeatable, automated, and easy to control.
You want to control the chaos. Not knowing who is accessing systems or overprovisioning resources can make you feel like you are being robbed. Your current manual approval processes take a long time and often delays resource availability. You want to automate resource provisioning, but it may seem like an impossible task.
CloudBolt makes organizational hierarchy clear, allowing you to see the order of your systems and who’s using them. Approvals can be triggered for both public and private cloud and alerts can be sent based on groups and services criteria (development, test, etc.). Users gain access to the resources without overprovisioning, and IT can stop the cat herding. Set group-level quotas, resource expiration dates, and default conditions to avoid resource sprawl.
Centralized Management and Reporting
Worried about shadow IT and not knowing how your hybrid cloud environment is being used? Did you know many security attacks are on shadow IT resources? You need granular visibility to effectively manage your hybrid cloud environment.
CloudBolt provides the single interface you need to communicate easily with disparate technologies and provide a centralized view of activities across all environments. It provides insights into which specific cloud services are being used, who is using them, and how much that usage costs. CloudBolt provides true chargeback, showback, and overall cost visibility. From cloud management to reporting, CloudBolt has you covered.
Cost Transparency and Service Health
Control your resource spend so your budget stays on track. As hybrid cloud environments scale, manual cost tracking processes tend to fail fast and scripting cannot keep up. Did you know $8.8 billion is wasted on idle cloud services? Ever wonder how much of that money is yours?
CloudBolt synchronizes estimated costs from public cloud services and allows IT teams to input costs for internal data center resources. The result is the ability to visualize and compare costs between public and private cloud resources. Using built-in cost transparency and service health, CloudBolt lets you normalize costs across hybrid cloud resources, and help you be proactive in keeping services healthy and available.
Extensibility and Legacy Technology
You want to empower your users to use new and legacy technology when they need them. You promote ‘adopt the best technology vs. best of suite’ mindset. Successfully extending to multiple cloud providers in an organized fashion while trying to predict the future is a herculean task. CloudBolt provides end-users resources faster so that they can focus on supporting business initiatives.
CloudBolt marries the technologies found in private data centers (vCenter, Hyper-V) with public clouds or Infrastructure-as-Code platforms (like Terraform). This delivers much-needed services that combine the strengths of the latest technologies and maximizes existing technology investments. CloudBolt’s open architecture allows nearly unlimited possibilities for extension. It’s easy to integrate with existing processes, yet it’s upgrade-safe.
You want to integrate multiple solutions to stay focused on delivering value. CloudBolt is built on an extensible, plugin architecture that comes with 200+ different plugins (such as, remote scripts, webhooks, etc.). The result? Reduced time waiting for vendor feature requests, less reliance on professional services, and faster time-to-value.
CloudBolt comes with an intuitive template builder so you can create blueprints as simple as one-click server builds. Or you can make them as complex as a multi-tier load balanced application stacks running in multiple cloud environments. The choice is yours. The end game is that developers will get what they need faster and easierLearn More