Many leading companies are starting to think about or build a "Hybrid Cloud" that links one or more internal datacenters with overflow or spillover capacity from external (typically public cloud) providers. In essence, the internal datatcenter provides a fixed, base set of computing capacity while the external public cloud is used for on-demand elastic compute capacity that can be scaled up and down based on demand.
Hybrid Clouds are not easy to build, as they require more detailed planning and architecture than just setting up an internal datacenter or using the public cloud. At the core of a Hybrid Cloud is the standardization of server types and images, and being able to define and provision the same types of servers and systems on-demand. In addition, Hybrid Clouds require a management product that can span both internal and external server resources and give a customer a unified view and management framework for these servers.
ScaleXtreme is a perfect solution to enable a Hybrid Cloud. The product has fundamental features that enable Hybrid Cloud management and the ability to monitor, provision, and manage servers simultaneously across multiple clouds, both internal and external.
Through a single interface you can view and manage all of your internal and public cloud servers - as if they were in the same "virtual" datacenter. You can also conduct operations across these servers, tag and group them, and use these groups in all automation, patch, and monitoring features.
If you've ever wondering if your cloud server is up and running, or a critical part of your application stack is working, then you need a robust and rich monitoring system for your infrastructure. With built-in monitoring, ScaleXtreme gives you an extremely rich but easy to use monitoring product. You can create and customize a rich set of thresholds and alerts and take actions based on those alerts.
ScaleXtreme has built Dynamic Server Assembly™ based on the concept of a template that allows a customer to model a base set of parameters. The model includes the operating system hosted in the catalog of a cloud provider and a series of application and configuration settings. These get applied to the base server when it is activated on the cloud provider. ScaleXtreme uses integrated workflow technology to create the server, install necessary applications and make appropriate configurations all specifically tailored to the cloud provider. Unlike other providers like Rightscale, ScaleXtreme does not require you to use special virtual machine or Amazon EC2 server images - we dynamically install our agent on the server as it is provisioned.
Server Templates allow you to "build once" and launch anywhere. Server Templates allow you to define what a server looks like and launch the same, exact server over and over again. This helps you scale your deployment, such as when a server is over capacity, and launch a new server that can start sharing the load from the other server. Using a Server Template you never have to guess about how to launch your new server as it automatically uses your definitions over again.