Multi Cloud, The CoreStack Way
We have spoken about how CoreStack platform is built on the four pillars critical for any multi cloud platform, 4Cs of Multi Cloud. We built CoreStack with the following in mind
- Multi Cloud: Organizations of all sizes and shapes are using more than one cloud provider for innovation
- IT as core innovation center: In the modern enterprise, IT is not a gatekeeper adding constraints for innovation. Rather, it is a part of the core innovation team driving innovation by empowering developers
- Governance: CoreStack’s focus is governance. It is a powerful governance platform, empowering IT operations to ensure enterprise grade security and compliance
Few days back, we published a blog post based on an industry analyst’s recommendation for multi cloud. In this post, we will talk about how CoreStack platform can help you take advantage of the recommendations outlined in that post.
CoreStack is built with an open architecture which is well suited to support multiple cloud providers and on premises platform. Out of the box, we support Microsoft Azure, AWS, Oracle Cloud, Rackspace, Azure Stack, OpenStack, CloudStack and VMware. Using a framework called cloud-as-code, the platform enables easy consumption of various services from different cloud providers.
Self-service for innovation
CoreStack offers a self-service portal for developers that allows them to consume any service from any cloud. Either they can take advantage of pre-bundled workloads for any application on any infrastructure or build their own custom environments to suit their application needs. The self-service portal has an integrated workflow model which speeds up any approvals and helps developers retain their agility while also staying compliant to the enterprise IT needs. This self-service portal takes advantage of a powerful orchestration engine which uses cloud-as-code approach to unlock the potential of multi cloud.
Easy integrable with a variety of tools
CoreStack platform not only integrates with various cloud providers and on-premises cloud platforms, it also integrates with a multitude of tools spanning the lifecycle of both the underlying infrastructure and applications. Whether it is configuration management tools like Chef, Puppet and Ansible or DevOps tools like Docker and Jenkins or Observability tools like Nagios, Zabbix, Logstash and Elasticsearch, CoreStack platform has integrations to support them. Also, integrating any new tool with CoreStack platform is very easy. CoreStack platform is versatile in supporting both the underlying cloud platforms and the tools on top of these platforms.
Streamlined Cloud Operations
The power of the CoreStack platform lies not just in enabling IT operations to empower developers to deploy apps rapidly across multiple clouds, but also in giving operations control over these cloud environments and applications running on top of them. The template model which allows for chaining various stacks and dependencies seamlessly is a powerful tool for operations to keep control over their environments across multiple cloud providers. This along with cost control, monitoring and a centralized management to ensure compliance of security and governance policies, is a powerful set of tools for IT operations to achieve multi cloud strategy. Along with a necessary automation to control costs, it helps enterprise IT to make sure their budget is under control and resources are utilized efficiently. CoreStack also provides powerful reporting tools to help IT operations.
Simplified Cost Management
Cost management is another powerful feature of CoreStack platform. With financial dashboards that can provide insights into cloud usage, along with budgeting and support for capacity planning, IT can make sure that the expensive cloud resources are optimally used. This also allows various teams to stay within their budget and handle chargebacks. The costs can be tracked by department, cost centers, cloud providers, etc. The increased visibility into what is happening through snapshots, information on historical trends and forecasting helps organizations tame one of the critical challenges of multi cloud.
The operational control described above along with complete visibility over security and compliance makes CoreStack a powerful governance platform helping enterprises stay compliant to both organizational governance needs and any regulatory needs. Since CoreStack platform makes it easy to enforce policies and takes advantage of machine learning to forecast any compliance violations proactively, enterprises can have a complete peace of mind while empowering their developers to innovate on top of multiple clouds.
Are you convinced that CoreStack is the right platform to meet your multi cloud needs? We recommend you to request a demo and see it for yourselves.