This week, CloudBolt announced the availability of cloud bursting functionality to its cloud management platform that allow IT teams to take advantage of the public cloud to dramatically scale applications that are hosted in on-premise environments. Whereas cloud bursting has historically been limited to companies with large IT infrastructures, CloudBolt renders it easier for customers of all sizes to scale applications that are experiencing significant traffic spikes by automating and simplifying the steps that enable auto-scaling to cloud environments. CloudBolt delivers cloud bursting capabilities by allowing customers to scale applications to public clouds, private clouds or even physical servers. The CloudBolt platform supports cloud bursting for seven public clouds including Azure, AWS and OpenStack as well as VMware and additional physical servers. Customers can configure thresholds that dictate the activation of cloud bursting functionality as well as automate the scale-back of applications from cloud hosting environments to an on-premise infrastructure. The key value proposition of CloudBolt’s cloud bursting functionality, however, consists in the operational simplicity and automation that undergirds CloudBolt’s ability to help a broader range of customers optimize resource utilization by means of cloud bursting. Cloud bursting marks yet another feather in the cap of CloudBolt’s cloud management platform that augments and complements its ability to deliver cloud-based self-service IT and holistic hybrid cloud management more generally.
On September 16, CloudBolt Software announced enhancements to its cloud management platform that give customers greater operational agility and freedom with respect to the ability to build IaaS, PaaS and hybrid cloud environments. CloudBolt specializes in empowering customers to use their existing resources to create public or hybrid using functionality that includes a rich service catalogue of technology products, automated provisioning and self-service IT environments. In addition, CloudBolt provides customers with a unified management console for multi-cloud environments that simplifies and streamlines the operational challenge of managing a multitude of cloud environments.
CloudBolt now supports container technology such as Docker and Kubernetes and features SDN integration with VMware NSX that allows its platform to build cloud infrastructures with customers with VMware NSX deployments. CloudBolt also adds three new cloud vendors to its portfolio in the form of IBM SoftLayer, HP Helion, and CenturyLink Cloud which collectively expands the geography wherein CloudBolt can extend its services to select new locations in Canada, India, Italy, and Mexico. Wednesday’s announcement represents yet another significant upgrade to CloudBolt’s pre-configured automation and expanding service catalogue marked by deepened support for OpenStack-based cloud platforms as well as notable integration with VMware’s SDN framework. The novelty of CloudBolt’s offering consists in its ability to deliver the nuts and bolts required to build and deploy a portfolio of production-grade cloud environments in minutes while leveraging existing customer servers and resources. Expect CloudBolt to continue consolidating its traction within the enterprise as enterprise customers aggressively seek out the flexibility and operational agility enabled by the latest updates to CloudBolt’s platform in conjunction with its automation and self-service capabilities.