Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider OnApp has launched a new version of its OnApp Enterprise private cloud management solution that adds automated workflow management for enterprise IT departments.
Available now in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, a new transaction approval and notification system allows enterprises to require management approval for a range of actions in their OnApp private clouds. This would help them improve cloud governance, control costs and manage user access to IT resources.
With the new version of OnApp Enterprise, companies can configure any number of user roles to require approval for actions impacting cost, resource availability and application availability – for example, creating or deleting virtual servers, or adding resources to a virtual server.
The new functionality would build on OnApp’s extensive Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) engine, catalog management and self-service UI to enable enterprises to deliver a highly-automated public cloud experience across one or more data centers, safely within constraints set by IT and business management.
“OnApp Enterprise delivers turnkey private/hybrid cloud functionality with a ‘single pane of glass’ management interface that puts companies firmly in control of their IT resources and workflows,” said Narendar Shankar, President of OnApp Enterprise. “With OnApp Enterprise 5.5, companies can now control and report on access and costs, per user or per department, across multiple virtualization types and multiple cloud locations – as part of a seamless cloud orchestration, provisioning and management environment.”
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Also in OnApp Enterprise v5.5, OnApp has launched a new Service Insertion Framework, which enables enterprises to integrate third-party portals (such as helpdesks, finance systems and other SaaS products) directly into the OnApp cloud management UI. This would further extend OnApp’s unified, ‘single pane of glass’ approach to cloud infrastructure management. It enables users to access multiple services through one control panel, via a single sign-on, while enabling companies to continue using third-party products they’ve already invested in, as a seamless part of their private cloud environment.
OnApp Enterprise cloud appliances are available now from Intel Technology Providers, including Iron Systems in the U.S., New Era Informatique Pvt Ltd in India, MultiTech in Argentina and Uruguay, Colsof in Colombia, Rectron in South Africa, and Hammer in Europe.