Abiquo hybrid cloud features

screen_iconTrue Hybrid Cloud

Abiquo’s Hybrid Cloud Management solution is the foundation for a commercial true hybrid cloud service. Managed service providers, ISPs and managed hosting providers can create a cloud service with their choices of compute, network and storage, and blend with the public cloud services that their customers demand.

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Hybrid cloud

gear_iconDeep Integrations

Combine your choices of hypervisor, public cloud provider, compute, network and storage resources to create a True Hybrid cloud platform for your business and customers to consume.

Abiquo provides your business with a unified, flexible, self-service hybrid cloud platform that manages, controls and automates the delivery of resources and services, managed and metered consistently no matter what underlying infrastructure you choose..

  • One place to deploy, control, measure and interact with hybrid clouds
  • Covers dedicated hypervisors and Public Cloud providers
  • Create blended service offerings

lock_iconInherent Security

Abiquo’s powerful, role based access control scope integrates with your existing Active Directory or other LDAP compliant services and is developed around the Spring Security Framework.

Over 50 privileges which can be grouped into defined roles and scopes which determine the areas that a role can control over your cloud resource. System-wide controls allow you to enable or disable features as you see fit, enabling you to build a differentiated service which meets your customers’ needs.

  • Roles define what a user can do
  • Scopes define what a user can manage, such as a list of tenants or infrastructure
  • Combine these to create service offerings, reseller users or delegate control
  • Use standard roles or define new ones
Security
API

gear_iconPowerful API

The Abiquo API provides full control of all Abiquo functions. This means you can perform every function, from user and security control, to provisioning new VMs, to gathering information on any system element through the API – all controlled by the same privilege, roles and scopes security model. An example would be to integrate your order management system to automatically create Enterprises, Users and a Virtual Datacenter for a new customer, or to update capacity limits when a customer increases their order size.

  • REST API drives all functions – Abiquo’s GUI uses the API exclusively
  • Outbound events drive external system activity
  • Backup and Workflow APIs are part of the core API, use XML data structure for integration
  • Combine inbound and outbound to add business value

screen_iconDevelop hybrid cloud services

Build a unified catalogue of service templates and images and convert between them on the fly. Allow your customers to easily consume your service in a controlled, simple way. Drag-and-drop creation of new VMs reduces the need for training and gets your sales team and your customers started in minutes!

Simplify your configuration management through powerful integration with Chef. Build your own SaaS marketplace, appliances and service templates or integrate with 3rd party providers such as Usharesoft and set pricing levels across Public and Private clouds, applications and services and other resources within your hybrid cloud.

  • Deploy VM templates from a managed service catalogue
  • Reserve resources for tenants
  • Manage network allocation
  • Show “look forward” pricing
Deploy
Control

flow_iconThe Controls you need

Define who can access the system, what functions they can see and control, and with which tenants and physical infrastructure they can interact.

Over 50 privileges which can be grouped into defined roles and scopes which determine the areas that a role can control over your cloud resource. System-wide controls allow you to enable or disable features as you see fit, enabling you to build a differentiated service which meets your customers’ needs.

Abiquo’s Business process management encompasses both workflow and policy rules controls across cloud tenants, user or your own groups within your business. Controls such as allocation limits, dedicated resources, infrastructure overbooking, configuration management and service scopes can be defined, enabling your business to define and create a tiered approach to service delivery.

  • Set policies for resource usage
  • Tenants can set their own backup policies
  • Use workflow for tenant admin approval, or integrate to other systems
  • Set access rules to match team roles
  • Control usage with granular limits on multiple levels

screen_iconDeep insight

Abiquo provides powerful usage metering on what users are doing across your hybrid cloud infrastructure. Examples of usage data include tracking usage of; vCPU, vRAM, storage, networking, template/images used and more, all tracked by the hour.

With extensive inbuilt billing support, aggregated ‘clean’ multiple streams of metered data can be consumed by 3rd party billing systems (Zoura, Aria, Ubersmith, CloudCruiser etc ) or can be provided through simple CSV exports or other RDBMS systems.

View pricing and chargeback models, supporting multiple price models/rate cards for different customers, currencies, or provide forward costs for your cloud consumers before they consume resources or services. Charge for all metered elements as well as standing charges.

Use cost code tracking of templates/images to track the cost of software licences and the usage of your virtual machine templates.

  • Meter on resource-hours, template usage, storage tier and hypervisor type
  • Integrate to billing systems, or output CSV
  • Detailed system logs and metrics for custom billing parameters and usage measurement
  • Alerts when tenants approach limits (“soft limits”)
7 Measure
8 Interact

screen_iconEasy to sell, easy to use

Abiquo’s award winning portal provides your business with a ‘shop window’ for your customers to access, control and consume your own cloud resources, and to leverage public cloud providers such as Amazon AWS.

Your customers get an easy to use one click cloud deployment solution that supports multiple brand labelling, enabling your business to exploit multiple reseller /VAR / Channels to sell your cloud services.

With management of pricing models, supporting multiple price models/rate cards for different customers and currencies, you can provide forward costs for your cloud consumers before they consume resources or services. Charge for all metered elements as well as standing charges.

Detailed reporting and statistics provide graphical data about the consumption of resources for your customers, or for your own purposes within your organisation. Scheduled reports can be sent directly to you and your customers, and they can access on-demand reporting and statistics in real time – Abiquo’s security model ensuring users and customers only see information relevant to them.