Updated Moab Cloud Suite Helps Enterprises Maximize Cloud Benefits

Creating sophisticated policies, optimizing cloud performance now easier.

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Adaptive Computing has enhanced its Moab Cloud Suite to improve its customers’ ability to transition quickly to the cloud and improve service design and delivery. Moab Cloud Suite 7.1 makes it easier for administrators to create sophisticated policies and optimize cloud performance.

The Moab Cloud Suite now features several enhanced key features that improve its overall functionality and maximize intelligent cloud deployment and performance, including:

Simplified policy management dashboard: By creating simpler dashboards, Adaptive allows administrators to more easily develop and fine tune their policies. The visual interface lets administrators see at a glance the information needed about each policy, and newly simplified controls show potential conflict between different policies. The dashboards include the most commonly needed policies, including automatic VM migration, hypervisor allocation overcommit, migration exclusion, and node allocation.

Simplified reservation management dashboards: For future projects or groups that require critical service-level agreements, administrators may need to create and manage guaranteed service reservations. Moab’s Create Reservation Manager makes it easier to handle the entire reservation process, and the new View Reservations dashboard provides a single place to view details for all current reservations.

Extended auto-provisioning methods speed service design and delivery: In addition to configuration-based templates, Moab Cloud Suite 7.1 allows administrators to take advantage of VMware image templates for quicker provisioning. They can create a new service template by importing images from VMware, or import it directly into the service workflow process, eliminating the need to store images in multiple places.

Robust visibility and enhanced accounting flexibility: New accounting capabilities provide more efficient usage accounting with sample configurations to help determine the most effective accounting model, as well as the ability to automatically schedule and see notifications of accounting events. The charge rate table also includes more granular conditional usage rates, providing additional accounting flexibility for customers. And the ability to switch between different clusters in the interface improves overall accounting visibility.

Moab also provides robust visibility into cloud operations, as well as Splunk-ready event logging to help improve performance and security, and to trace issues with jobs. The event logging structure also makes analysis faster with the integration of intuitive field mapping of events data.

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