Nebula, a Mountain View, California-based company deploying large private cloud infrastructures for enterprises, has announced a new version of its Nebula Cosmos system software, Version 1.2. The new system software offers private cloud features that integrate with Microsoft Active Directory to simplify identity and access management to the private cloud.
The new software, Nebula Cosmos version 1.2, wouldoffer seamless integration with a company’s existing Active Directory database to securely achieve single sign-on for both enterprise and private cloud resources behind the firewall. Nebula’s private cloud infrastructure can authenticate enterprise users to an existing Active Directory database, thereby simplifying user management and user access to the Nebula Private Cloud.
This enables enterprise IT to:
- Centrally manage identity for private cloud users using existing Active Directory credentials
- Identify which AD group(s) have access to Nebula Private Cloud
- Specify cloud users vs. cloud admins
- Eliminate process on approval and account creation within the cloud infrastructure
- Deliver faster access to cloud resources, without administrative IT burden
- Improve productivity and accelerate ROI through self-service resource use
The company also plans to integrate with other critical enterprise resources including storage and networking to create a fully unified enterprise cloud landscape. Version 1.2 of the system software will be available this quarter, and Nebula plans to roll out additional private cloud features for storage and networking integration over the coming months.
Nebula is privately held and venture‐funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Comcast Ventures and Highland Capital Partners. Other investors include Innovation Endeavors, Andy Bechtolsheim, David Cheriton and Ram Shriram. The company has developed a hardware appliance that allows any business to easily build a massive private computing cloud from hundreds or thousands of inexpensive computers.