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DynamicOps Unveils New Cloud Management Extensibility Capabilities

DynamicOps, pioneer of the Operations Virtualization platform that enables unified cloud automation and management, today announced new capabilities that make it easy for enterprises to evolve existing infrastructure into a business-relevant cloud. The company is extending its award-winning DynamicOps Cloud Suite and Cloud Development Kit with a highly customizable self-service portal, enhanced workflow editing tools, new developer productivity tools and an expanded activity library.

“Private/hybrid cloud systems don’t operate in isolation. To be successful on a large scale and gain companywide adoption, they must support the differing requirements of an enterprise’s many business units. This means they must easily integrate with a wide variety of existing IT systems and best practices,” said Leslie Muller, CTO and Founder of DynamicOps. “DynamicOps solutions were purpose-built for enabling companies to create business-relevant clouds that leverage existing and future investments, eliminating vendor lock-in. Now, with our new extensibility enhancements, we’re making it even easier for enterprises to deliver unique, context-aware cloud services to each business group and a personalized experience to every user.”

“The main criterion for any enterprise cloud framework is the ability to fit in with the rest of the company’s data center management software. These existing management systems often have been refined over many years and contain corporate knowledge that must be built-upon, instead of replaced by a shiny new cloud environment. DynamicOps’ cloud offerings meet this need by providing tremendous out-of-the-box integration capabilities plus comprehensive, intuitive tools for enterprises to extend their cloud for new use cases,” said Torsten Volk, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates.

Intracom Telecom is a prime case in point. The international telecommunications vendor selected DynamicOps for the deployment of its public cloud largely due to its unparalleled extensibility capabilities. “We needed a cloud automation solution that would enable us to quickly develop and go-to-market with a variety of innovative cloud services. DynamicOps platform has significantly more out-of-the-box capabilities compared to others. Equally important, it includes robust tools that our development team can use to extend our cloud offerings, thus including services like Storage as a Service, Backup as a Service, and Desktops as a Service, without engaging external professional services,” said Nikos Apostolou, Manager, Cloud Project Director at Intracom Telecom.

Enhanced Extensibility Capabilities
Using DynamicOps cloud solutions, enterprises can enable, adapt and extend their clouds to meet the unique needs of each business unit. In addition to out-of-the-box capabilities that address about 80 percent of a company’s integration needs and use cases, DynamicOps Cloud Suite and Cloud Development Kit now include the following capabilities:

  • Customizable Self-Service Portal – DynamicOps re-architected its self-service portal to separate display and business logic, and enable multi-tenant awareness for branding and user personalization purposes. Enterprises can extend the portal GUI using style sheets and HTML, and rapidly add functionality. This makes it easy for different business units to customize the company’s private or hybrid cloud for their own group’s users.
  • Enhanced Admin-focused Workflow Tools – Administrators can now easily adapt their cloud workflows through an intuitive, GUI-based tool utilizing and managing scripts without requiring developer knowledge.
  • Expanded Activity Library – DynamicOps makes it easier for customers to develop their own custom modules by aggregating multiple activities to perform specific functions and enhancing integration and information flow with third-party applications.
  • Enhanced Developer Productivity Tools – DynamicOps improves developer productivity with new tools that auto-generate a framework for new module development as well as facilitate the migration between deployments and releases.

The new DynamicOps extensibility capabilities are available immediately as part of the DynamicOps Cloud Suite and DynamicOps Cloud Development Kit. 

Published Tuesday, June 19, 2012 5:53 PM by David Marshall
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