Infrastructure-As-A-Service (IaaS) public cloud providers, such as Amazon EC2, do not provide any products to help you scale or manage these servers once they are launched - it is completely up to you to bring your own tools for:
Most of your existing on-premise tools and products won't work with cloud-based servers or across multiple clouds, stranding these servers as "islands" - out of your control and reach. ScaleXtreme gives you and instant-on, easy to use product that can deliver immediate value to helping you control and scale your cloud deployments.
Native support for the largest set of pubic cloud providers in the industry: Amazon EC2, Rackspace, MS Windows Azure, Google Compute Engine, Savvis, Terremark, HP Cloud Services, Bluelock and other VMware vCloud-powered clouds. Linking your cloud account takes less than a minute, without any custom integration or coding required.
Provision, monitor, manage, and scale unlimited cloud server resources across multiple cloud provider accounts, all from a single unified interface.
Keep tabs on the performance of servers and applications in the cloud 24/7 and receive threshold-based alerts, so you can address issues proactively, maintain availability, minimize downtime, and provide the type of seamless experience your users demand.
Without regular security checks and patches, cloud servers, running outside your firewall can be exposed to threats. ScaleXtreme's multi-pronged security strategy—system security scans; intelligent patching; custom monitoring metrics for ports, iptables, and more; and a product architecture designed for secure communications over the Internet—help you make sure that your servers are safe and secure in the cloud.
Start receiving the benefits of highly scalable, on-demand cloud server provisioning. Rapidly scale any deployment from our pre-built server templates and get the server capacity you need in seconds. Build once, then launch unlimited identical cloud servers with the applications you need already onboard.
Monitor cloud costs and place budget-based limits on cloud spending to prevent cloud costs from spiraling out of control. Give key members of your organization the insight they need into cloud spending to make informed decisions on cloud usage and resource allocation.
ScaleXtreme has one of the most rich and diverse support for public cloud providers in the industry. All integrations are native, API-based integrations and setup takes less than a minute with no custom integration or coding required.
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.
If you have servers running in the public cloud, it is even more important that you control you're exposure to both known and unknown threats. Since these servers are not protected by the corporate firewall, you need to ensure that you minimize the exposure these servers have to attacks. For instance, you should run regular checks to ensure that firewalls such as iptables are turned on, unnecessary ports are turned off, and that you have applied the correct patches to these systems. ScaleXtreme's rich automation and patch management features can easily and automatically ensure that you are always protected by running checks on a routine basis and alerting you if anything is wrong.
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.
A key requirement in moving to the public cloud is to give other parts of the organization insight and control into what you're spending on the cloud. Our rich and extensive budget and cost control features give you cost monitoring and the ability to control spending by role or even by user.