The simplest way to improve your Cloud Computing Experience.

Connect vCD and Abiquo and get the most from your existing solution.

Are you using vCloud Director but want to bring its features a step further?

 

Have you invested in vCloud Director, but now need auto-scaling, multi-cloud capabilities or metering? Add Abiquo’s hybrid cloud platform to your existing solution to get the functionality you need.

Connect vCD and Abiquo and get the most from your existing solution.

Last version 9.0 of vCD has recently been released including features such as the new enhanced User Interface, Multi-site Management, Distributed Logical Router and VM Monitoring and Metrics, Architecture Changes and Networking and storage enhancements. Add Abiquo on top and get the most of all new vCD features. Combine the provision SDDC services offered by vCloud Director plus the extra management capabilities of Abiquo and bring your Cloud Computing experience to the next level.

Main benefits

Advanced multi-tenancy capabilities

Add with Abiquo a single point of security for your multi-cloud environment. Enjoy the ability to manage multiple clouds without compromising security and administer user access to all clouds through the same platform, reducing overhead and risk when your team changes.

Friendly user interface

Consistency across all clouds: Get the benefit of hybrid cloud faster than ever with Abiquo’s unified portal. Using a familiar drag-and-drop method to deploy VMs, and supported by built-in tutorials, users can get started within minutes with little or no training. It’s easy to customise the interface to match your business – Abiquo for vCD can be fully white-labelled, and can even run multiple brands on the same platform to support reseller scenarios. Custom roles and access scopes ensure your users can only perform the tasks appropriate to their job, maintaining IT control where you need it. Your business will enjoy the increased productivity, consistency and control offered by appliance blueprints, setting policies and centralised controls on usage and metering of that usage limits.

Multi-cloud

Manage all your clouds from one place. Public, private or hybrid. Add Abiquo to your vCD environment without interrupting service.

Optimization tools

The new Optimization tab will help you make best use of your VCD resources and save money on your public cloud fees. Abiquo has created 7 different panels that will give you real-time information about the highest and lowest CPU and RAM usage, the VM’s with the highest uptime on the platform and the unused public IP’s and load balancers. Detailed reporting is also available.

Flexible pricing model

Abiquo for vCD offers you a flexible pricing model through which you can customize your pricing per datacenter for a whole range of resources, also available for all clouds. For each datacenter, you can set separate prices, and use different currencies, and you can set cost codes for VM image templates. Use this for internal chargeback or customer billing. Reseller tiered pricing is supported too.

App templates and template mobility

Build once and deploy anywhere with Abiquo’s virtual appliance templates and template mobility. We take care of setting up networking, firewalls, storage and so on, making it easy for your users to choose the best venue for their application. You can control this with scopes too!

Workflow system

Workflow for all clouds lets you keep the IT controls your organisation needs while empowering users. The Abiquo workflow feature controls the deploy, reconfiguration and removal of virtual machines and virtual appliances. When a user requests a deploy, reconfigure or undeploy, your organization may require an automatic or manual intervention. The Abiquo workflow feature can suspend user tasks, send details of them to a workflow connector (which will interact with a workflow tool), and wait for a response. Our free email approval tool will get you started immediately.

VM Lifecycle Automation

Abiquo also brings advanced features, such as application and schedule driven auto scaling to vCloud Director, just as it does for vCenter, Azure and many other clouds. Virtual machine action plans and task schedules enable users to create a series of virtual machine tasks and save it as an action plan, then schedule that plan to run based on a monitoring event (such as high CPU or RAM utilization), at a defined time or on a schedule. You can also configure alerts, with their associated alarms.

Rich REST API

One integration point for all your cloud infrastructure, whether it’s private, public or hybrid. The perfect way to use DevOps tools without having to rewrite for each cloud you want to use. Easily integrate your existing VCD services consistently into Abiquo through our API. Your business will be able to automate and control your processes via the API, providing your business the ease and flexibility to make d decisions today that will not limit your business in the future.

VM monitoring and metrics

Abiquo’s Metrics tab provides an overview of the resources an enterprise is using on the platform. The tab contains 6 different panels including information about the resources used by a workoad, such as CPU, RAM, disk I/O and network traffic. You can also use Abiquo collectd plugin which allows collection of application and OS metrics. All collected metrics are shows graphically to your users and can drive the automation/scaling system.

Improvements to vCloud Director integration

Abiquo latest release 4.2 also includes the following:

Support for Administrator credentials for managing vCloud Director in Abiquo

Previously, organization credentials enabled administrators to create one public cloud region for each vCD organization. Now you can also optionally create a single public cloud region using the vCD Administrator credentials, and then add the vCD Organization credentials for each enterprise and multiple enterprises can use that region.

Management of vCloud Director VApp networks

Abiquo offers support for isolated networks but also the option to allow them to connect to the outside through an external network address.

Improvements on the onboarding of existing workloads on a Vapp

Previously Abiquo could only import VApps if there was one VM per vCloud VApp but now you can synchronize the VApps in the public cloud region as Abiquo VDCs.
Abiquo synchronizes a vCD virtual appliance network as a private network and users can also manage private networks.

Real-time metrics acquisition if historical are not available

The following diagram shows the structure of entities in the vCloud Director integration in Abiquo v4.2.3 and the changes from the previous version.

The following diagram shows the structure of entities in the vCloud Director integration in Abiquo v4.2.3 and the changes from the previous version.