Abiquo 5.4

Expanding multicloud benefits for your business

As with every Abiquo release, new version 5.4 brings the latest advances and enhancements for you to get the most out of your multicloud platform. Improve management of private and public cloud resources thanks to new outstanding and more simplified features and cost control tools. All through the same platform!

Become more agile using your cloud resources and upgrade to the latest muticloud functionalities with Abiquo 5.4

 

Abiquo 5.4

Expanding multicloud benefits for your business

As with every Abiquo release, new version 5.4 brings the latest advances and enhancements for you to get the most out of your multicloud platform. Improve management of private and public cloud resources thanks to new outstanding and more simplified features and cost control tools. All through the same platform!

Become more agile using your cloud resources and upgrade to the latest muticloud functionalities with Abiquo 5.4

Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts

New NSX-T integration for advanced networking

Abiquo supports NSX-T, a software-defined networking solution, to offer advanced networking functionalities with virtual data centers, private networks, NAT, firewalls and load balancers.

Now networks will be dynamically configured as Abiquo uses the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which adds flexibility and saves administrator efforts and resources.

This feature brings the ability to create virtual network resources with the NSX-T Policy API and supports load balancers using the NSX-T load balancer service. 

Also, by creating a DHCP server and an east-west firewall policy, each VDC group allows traffic between private networks within the VDC.

Administrators can capture VMs using NSX-T networking into virtual datacenters that already have the same private networks as the VMs.

You can check the configuration details and properties in the link below

New NSX-T integration for advanced networking

Abiquo supports NSX-T, a software-defined networking solution, to offer advanced networking functionalities with virtual data centers, private networks, NAT, firewalls and load balancers.

Now networks will be dynamically configured as Abiquo uses the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which adds flexibility and saves administrator efforts and resources.

This feature brings the ability to create virtual network resources with the NSX-T Policy API and supports load balancers using the NSX-T load balancer service. 

Also, by creating a DHCP server and an east-west firewall policy, each VDC group allows traffic between private networks within the VDC.

Administrators can capture VMs using NSX-T networking into virtual datacenters that already have the same private networks as the VMs.

You can check the configuration details and properties in the link below

Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts

Expand your Multicloud capabilities with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Abiquo 5.4 introduces Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enable your business to offer your clients the ability to add another public cloud provider in your hybrid and multi-cloud environments. 

Cost control and billing are fully covered through Abiquo since the platform can now access the OCI cost and usage data and display it on the Abiquo billing dashboards.

Abiquo’s first version of the OCI integration includes all the basic features: managing VMs, networks, including public subnets and IP addresses, storage volumes and VM monitoring.

Go to our wiki site to learn more about how this integration works.

Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts

Firewall policies bringing Google Cloud Platform integration a step further

Abiquo 5.4 improves the existing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) integration by adding new firewall policies. This feature will provide administrators the ability to onboard firewalls when they onboard global networks.

Users already could enjoy the fact that Abiquo automatically created a GCP firewall rule for each VM to enable users to connect. Now users can manage their own firewall policies and onboard existing GCP firewall rules.

Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts

Complete multicloud datastore tier limits for tenants

Abiquo 5.4 introduces complete multi-cloud storage limits per tenant. What does this mean?

In previous versions, users could create limits for private cloud datacenters and for tenants in multiple datacenters as well as group and limit usage of storage in datastore tiers in private clouds. Now, in addition, Abiquo automatically onboards and groups datastore tiers from your different public cloud regions and also enables you to set limits on any kind of storage tiers for your tenants. 

This means that Abiquo gets the tiers automatically in public cloud and for private cloud, as previously, you can group them yourself. You can now control how much of each type of storage a cloud tenant uses. Thanks to this feature companies will be able to limit cloud storage sprawl and control cloud storage costs.

This feature has its own dashboard widget which is called “Abstract datastore tiers” but as always, you can rename it for your users. It also combines very well with Abiquo’s dashboard widget for “Idle volumes” which warns users about volumes that are not connected to any VMs.

Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts
Create Customer AWS and Azure Accounts

Changes to scopes for tenant hierarchies

Abiquo 5.4 introduces some changes to scopes in order to simplify tenant hierarchies.

Creating and assigning scopes becomes easier in Abiquo 5.4, as when you assign a default scope to an enterprise, Abiquo will automatically add this enterprise to the scope.

Edit disk size and tier in VM templates and VMs

Abiquo 5.4 gives users more control over disk sizes and storage service levels (tiers).

Now you can gain more control over your public cloud accounts, being able to edit the storage tier and size of VM template disks, change the size of hard disks before and after you launch the instance in the cloud provider, modify VM hard disks and VM volumes in public cloud.