Private Cloud Benefits
- Reliable guarantee of IT resource availability, even during peak loads
- Protection of data center investments
- No dependence on a single cloud service provider
- Flexible and concurrent use of both virtualization platforms and physical server platforms available in the data center
- Reduced information security risks
Many customers considering in-house cloud computing deployment have already employed virtualization in their data centers. Gradually expanding the borders of the traditional virtualization environment, CROC offers the tools and methodology for cloud service lifecycle management as part of its private cloud creation services. The private cloud architecture comprises three logical layers:
IT service request layer
This layer ensures user interaction with cloud infrastructure components and represents a self-service portal. Users obtain a list of available IT services along with information about their operation and cost.
IT service delivery layer
This layer supports the entire lifecycle of an IT service. The administrator defines a list and configuration of IT services. As soon as the approval process is complete, a request is sent to the IT service delivery manager. The main objective of the manager is to launch and control IT service deployment. All services are registered in a centralized configuration unit database. There is a system in place to control IT service consumption and to bill users for such consumption. Based on monitoring information, IT service reports are generated with various analytical breakdowns.
IT resource set management layer
This layer is based on IT resource management and monitoring systems known as the IT resource manager which allows for the automation of multiple routine administrative tasks in the customer's heterogeneous infrastructure.
The monitoring information collected allows for the forecasting of managed environment trends, the scheduling and allocation of resource use, and the simulation and forecasting of system growth.
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- HP OpenStack Helion: an integrated suite for a private or hybrid cloud environment
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform: a secure platform with rich scalability
- BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management: solution sets to schedule, automate and optimize cloud services and operations
- VMware vCloud Suite, VMware Integrated OpenStack: a software suite for infrastructure services
- Microsoft Hybrid Cloud infrastructure solutions based on Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and Hyper-V, and Citrix Cloud Platform
- CROC's proprietary Virtual Data Center