What is a Cloud Management Platform

Cloud Management Platform integrates a set of features that enable the management of different cloud environments. If you are combining different cloud resources a cloud management console can be extremely helpful to manage them all from one single place. 

You can also combine public and private cloud resources and Cloud Management Platforms can help manage your hybrid cloud too.

Cloud management can bring many advantages to your business, such as agility which is crucial for a good business competitive advantage, and control over all your internal and public cloud resources.

Abiquo Cloud Management Platform

Abiquo Cloud Management Platform allows the management of private and public clouds, which gives organizations the resilience to choose the optimal cloud resources for each workload.

Delivering Hybrid Cloud is Abiquo’s core business.

Install your own on-premise Abiquo hybrid cloud environment and manage hypervisors such as VMware ESX, Hyper-V, KVM, Oracle VM and XenServer, with any storage technology your hypervisor supports, alongside platforms including OpenStack and vCloud Director, public clouds from Amazon (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Rackspace, DigitalOcean, Google and more – then design your application infrastructure and deploy it to any of your chosen clouds.

For the ultimate in flexibility, add solutions from Abiquo partners: SDN from VMware with NSX, workload mobility and scaling from Cloudsoft, and image building from uSharesoft.

Why is Abiquo different from any other cloud management platform?

With Abiquo you don’t need to swap between different environments, you can get control of all your cloud resources from one single portal: create a new application, get reports or manage workloads from a dedicated hypervisor or a public cloud provider.

Why is hybrid cloud important?

In a traditional IT environment, there is a mature set of processes and controls for purchasing, standardising machine builds, support, auditing and so on.

Hybrid cloud management lets you keep all those processes if you want to, by implementing a consistent set of cloud workflow approval controls, usage metering, reports and audit logs, Virtual Machine templates (or Chef recipes) and interfaces to other back-office systems across all your private and public cloud services.

Why choose Abiquo to manage your cloud resources

Abiquo Cloud Management Platform consists of a single platform to manage and control your entire private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Our business is focused at helping your business make a success of the cloud marketplace. Our award-winning software wraps around your private and public virtualized infrastructure, enabling you to create a variety of services to offer to your customers.

Our quick start service gets you up and running with an IAAS service in days, which you can use as a basis for delivering managed hosting services and self-service IAAS with our easy-to-use interface, or any combination of the two.

Once you’re up and running, use our Enhancement Packs, RESTful API and other integration points to connect your Abiquo Cloud to your service desk, CMDB, billing system, customer portal, online shopfront, backup system and any other BSS or OSS system.

A number of leading service providers across the globe utilize the Abiquo Cloud Management platform to build, develop and operate their own public cloud services and many of them have themselves received industry awards for the innovative, flexible solutions they have developed around Abiquo.

Expand and monetize your services

Abiquo’s technology effectively removes the barriers in building, deploying and operating the cloud infrastructure. It is one of the only truly vendor agnostic offerings on the market, giving complete plug-and-play capability to end users.

This is crucial in an age and environment where differentiation of services is critical. New services are being developed everyday and Abiquo allows your business to quickly and effectively build cloud services for your customers offering them flexibility, choice and value.

Multiple service levels or solution tiers can be integrated, developed, controlled and managed through a single, powerful award winning interface, not only simplifying operations, but also in reducing support costs, ensuring that you can provide solutions to suit any budget.

Not only this, Abiquo promotes flexibility for its customers through the many white labelling capabilities, allowing you to truly own, brand and sell your cloud services, powered through Abiquo.

Automate everything through our API

With Abiquo your business can utilise the API functionality in order to integrate processes at the front end and outbound API’s to integrate with your businesses existing systems such as; finance, monitoring, support, CMDB and back-up.

In doing so, not only will your business be able to automate and control these processes via the API, any future processes can also be integrated within the API – providing your business the ease and flexibility to make technology decisions today that will not limit your business in the future.

The control you need

In any IT infrastructure control is important, not only to manage your resources but to understand where they allocated and who they can be accessed by.

WIth our unique “privileges, roles and scopes” approach to security you can delegate authority not just for managing tasks, but also restrict users and service desk staff to parts of your customer base, parts of your physical infrastructure, or to customers with defined service types.

We know you don’t have a neat hierarchy of support teams, but Abiquo’s flexible approach allows you to match your control to the support, skills and technologies within your real-world organisational model.

Maximise efficiency with Abiquo

The Abiquo simple installation means you will be up and running a day, causing little disruption to your IT organisation and the wider business.

There is no ‘rip and replace’ requirement – you can bring your existing virtualized infrastructure and services into Abiquo without the need to bring down services, remove management layers or change databases. You can bring them under the control of Abiquo at a pace that suits you and your business.

Our powerful award winning interface simplifies the way that both administrators and end users access your infrastructure and services. Both internal and customer support is simplified by using an intuitive, customizable, common interface that looks and works the same no matter what the underlying infrastructure.

Reserve and restrict access to parts of your infrastructure to specific teams across the business, providing you with infinite flexibility to serve up infrastructure and services the way your business demands.