CloudBolt Updates Cloud Management Platform

CloudBolt has updated the CloudBolt Cloud Management Platform to add auto-scaling, cloud bursting, more sophisticated service blueprints and direct support for f5 and HA Proxy load balancers.

The idea is to help enterprises manage their increasingly complex hybrid cloud environments using DevOps best practices. CloudBolt 6.0, available via channel partners, also delivers improved reporting and deeper public cloud integrations, adding support for Microsoft Azure ARM and improved support for GCE and Oracle Public cloud.

“With a growing number of public cloud platforms and the widespread adoption of cloud technologies, hybrid cloud is now much more complex,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO, CloudBolt. “CloudBolt 6.0 delivers a unique set of management tools that help large enterprises more easily launch and manage complicated hybrid cloud applications and services across a larger set of cloud providers and using more technologies.”

A leading hotel chain is currently using CloudBolt 6.0 to deploy, scale, manage and decommission 40+ node Apache Hadoop clusters into the public cloud, the company said. This allows developers and other users to quickly obtain on-demand environments so they can develop and improve business applications efficiently and cost-effectively, without any artificial delays of waiting for another team to provide them with resources.

With auto-scaling and 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, these methods have 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 tech-agnostic approach to auto-scaling, 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.

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