Adaptive Computing Integrates Key Updates into Its Moab Cloud Suite, Enabling Customers to Maximize the Benefits from Cloud Implementation
PROVO, Utah – June 18, 2012 – Adaptive Computing, managers of the world’s largest supercomputing systems and experts in cloud management solutions, today announced enhancements to its Moab Cloud Suite that improve customers’ ability to transition quickly to the cloud, and improve service design and delivery. Moab Cloud Suite 7.1 makes it easier for administrators to create sophisticated policies and optimize cloud performance.
“IDC forecasts that spending on private cloud management solutions will increase at a compound annual growth rate of more than 29% between 2011 and 2016 and Enterprise IT environments embrace self service provisioning and automated dynamic scaling of resource consumption across an ever widening range of applications and workloads,” says Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President, Enterprise Systems Management, “Solutions such as Moab Cloud Suite 7.1, that can extend policy based automated provisioning and self service capabilities across a wide range of new and existing infrastructure resources will help IT decision makers to quickly implement their cloud private management strategies”
“We recognize the challenges organizations face as they move to the cloud, and we’re demonstrating our commitment to solve these issues by continuing to enhance our cloud offerings,” said Rob Clyde, CEO, Adaptive Computing. “Our Moab Cloud Suite is designed to enable organizations to make the most of their current IT investments while enjoying the benefits of emerging technologies.”
The Moab Cloud Suite now features several enhanced key features that improve its overall functionality and maximize intelligent cloud deployment and performance, including:
Simplified Policy Management Dashboard
By creating simpler dashboards, Adaptive allows administrators to more easily develop and fine-tune their policies. The visual interface lets administrators see at a glance the information needed about each policy, and newly simplified controls show potential conflict between different policies. The dashboards include the most commonly needed policies, including:
- Auto VM Migration
- Hypervisor Allocation Overcommit
- Migration Exclusion
- Node allocation
Simplified Reservation Management Dashboards
For future projects or groups that require critical SLAs, administrators may need to create and manage guaranteed service reservations. Moab’s simple Create Reservation Manager makes it easier to handle the entire reservation process, and the new View Reservations dashboard provides a single place to view details for all current reservations.
Extended Auto Provisioning Methods Speed Service Design and Delivery
In addition to configuration-based templates, Moab Cloud Suite 7.1 allows administrators to take advantage of VMware image templates for quicker provisioning. They can create a new service template by importing images from VMware, or import it directly into the service workflow process, eliminating the need to store images in multiple places.
Robust Visibility and Enhanced Accounting Flexibility
New accounting capabilities provide more efficient usage accounting with sample configurations to help determine the most effective accounting model, as well as the ability to automatically schedule and see notifications of accounting events. The charge rate table also includes more granular conditional usage rates, providing additional accounting flexibility for customers. And the ability to switch between different clusters in the interface improves overall accounting visibility.
Moab also provides robust visibility into cloud operations, as well as Splunk®-ready event logging to help improve performance and security, and to trace issues with jobs. The event logging structure also makes analysis faster with the integration of intuitive field mapping of events data.
Moab Cloud Suite 7.1 will be released in July.
- Moab Cloud Suite 7.1
About Moab Cloud Suite
Moab Cloud Suite 7.1™ is an intelligent data center and cloud management system that automates the decisions and process of provisioning diverse resources against diverse incoming workloads and changing conditions based on business policies and service level goals. It provides on-demand user self-service resource requests for cloud environments with usage chargeback and an administrative dashboard to simplify management. With the Moab Cloud Suite, customers can transform existing heterogeneous physical and virtual resources into a shared pool of resources that delivers improved capacity and faster time to value in meeting business needs with reduced cost and management complexity. Users can leverage their preferred resource management technologies to create an agile, automated, and adaptive cloud environment.
About Adaptive Computing
Adaptive Computing, manages the world’s largest supercomputing environments with its self-optimizing dynamic cloud management solutions and HPC workload management systems driven by Moab®, a patented multi-dimensional intelligence engine. Moab® delivers policy-based governance, allowing customers to consolidate and virtualize resources, allocate and manage applications, optimize service levels and reduce operational costs. Adaptive Computing offers a portfolio of Moab cloud management and Moab HPC workload management products and services that accelerate, automate, and self-optimize IT workloads, resources, and services in large, complex heterogeneous computing environments such as HPC, data centers and cloud. Our products act as a brain on top of existing and future diverse infrastructure and middleware to enable it to self-optimize and deliver higher ROI to the business with its:
- Moab Cloud Suite for self-optimizing cloud management
- Moab HPC Suite for self-optimizing HPC workload management
For more information, call (801) 717-3700 or visit www.adaptivecomputing.com.
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