Cloud Container Solutions
IT departments are a real source for competitive advantage and cloud computing is fostering a fundamental business model change — IT is provided as a service. The problem is, new computing environments require new people, new partners, and new processes. Cloud computing represents a significant cost and agility opportunity, but currently requires infinite change bringing possible risk and pain. Today enterprises looking to leverage the cloud need to relearn everything from application development and deployment to re-collateralizing training and sales materials. CohesiveFT provides customers with a cloud container approach that protects them from un-needed differentiation and vendor lock-in.
CohesiveFT has been providing enterprise-grade virtualization and cloud products since 2006 (Server3 and VNS3). Our early participation in the market provides us with the expertise to help enterprises understand the real benefits of cloud computing from assessment through deployment. Our Cloud Container process is an experience informed methodology proven to take a client’s aspirational topology, i.e., the relevant aspects of their existing physical infrastructure, and create a Cloud Container Solution to enable the rapid on-demand deployment of the cluster topology in cloud environments. Below are common Cloud Computing initiatives enterprises are engaging in today.
The Cloud Container provides virtual network security and control allowing enterprises to extend their Datacenter LAN to the cloud. Cloud connections use industry standard equipment and protocols (SSL and IPsec) allowing enterprises to use existing monitoring/management tools avoiding vendor lock-in.
Cloud computing can serve as an important foundation of a rapid recovery, low data loss DR solution. By regularly synchronizing your production environments to a secure and controlled cloud container, recovery is quick and painless. CohesiveFT's Cloud Container allows machine images to mirror your production environments, rapid recovery into the cloud without paying to run an entirely redundant data center 24x7.
Cloud-based IT outage insurance. The CohesiveFT Cloud Container Solution is used by organizations to operate a cryptographically secure and privately controlled microcosm of their data center in the clouds with real-time production infrastructure replication. The DNA of the data center live in a private overlay network ready to scale in the event of an outage.
Rapid Dev/Test Environment Provisioning
Development and test environments are often hampered in their activities by the difficulty of getting enough computing resources to the job. CFT Cloud Containers can be spun up from point and click interfaces by developers and testers, scaled, and then completely decommissioned as needed.
CohesiveFT's Cloud Container solution for Application Modernization is an approach designed to take enterprises through a phased, structured, and repeatable process for migrating existing legacy applications currently running as data center servers to the clouds. Even older applications that may be unsupported, run on older type operating systems, or use hardware to manage the applications, can be virtualized and deployed to public and private cloud infrastructure.
IT departments that anticipate an enormous uptick in user load need not scramble to secure additional hardware and software to expand compute capacity. CFT's Cloud Container Solution gives enterprises control of addressing, protocols, topologies, and encryptions between the data center and the cloud all while taking advantage of the cloud's on-demand pricing.
Private Cloud Implementation
Most public cloud services fall short on SLAs, security, and compliance, making them not ready for enterprise consumption. CFT's Container Solution for Private Clouds will make future migration to public clouds easier by extending existing tools and knowledge to the cloud.
The cloud offers many benefits to enterprises looking to migrate their existing application topologies. Unfortunately this migration can dramatically increase cost and complexity due to the lack of a standard security approach, virtual/cloud formats, and APIs across the number of cloud and virtualization deployment choices. CohesiveFT's Cloud Container allows enterprises to run business operations via the cloud and achieve cloud convergence by migrating their application topologies through a logical set of steps without the need to renovate or re-architect.