Scalr, provider of the open-source cloud management platform for public, private and multi- cloud environments, has announced the release of Scalr 4.5. This new version would deliver advanced capabilities that help enterprise IT departments enforce governance and control of multi-cloud environments, improving security and speeding time to market for software products.
Scalr 4.5 extends Scalr’s governance features to deliver further access controls, policy enforcement and cost reduction capabilities. Expanded support for operating systems and deeper integration with popular IT automation tool Chef mean IT departments can choose the tools and services they prefer in order to streamline the provisioning and development process.
Version 4.5 of the cloud management platform also helps enterprise IT organizations deliver a self-service portal to development teams to access the cloud services they need to rapidly achieve business results while transparently enforcing IT policies and managing resources required by IT. Scalr 4.5 is available on premises, or as a SaaS solution.
New features in Scalr 4.5 include:
- Increased IT Control – Scalr 4.5 has added role based access controls that allows IT teams to restrict access to Scalr features on a per-user basis. To further IT control over infrastructure, policy enforcement for networking, virtual private cloud (VPC) and instance types have been added to Scalr Governance, which maintains control on a per-environment basis. Organizations can now prevent users from launching insecured instances outside of a VPC or using a wasteful or costly instance type based on user-role, mitigating risk.
- Cost Efficiencies – Organizations can now use Scalr’s new lease management functionality to reduce cloud costs by automatically expiring unused cloud resources, ensuring they only pay for what they actually use.
- Additional Cloud and Operating System Support – Scalr now supports all major public and private cloud platforms with the addition of Nebula and Cloudscaling OCS and has expanded to support Scientific Linux as well as Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012.
- Chef Integration – Scalr 4.5 now supports Chef Roles as well as Chef-solo. Using Scalr with Chef enables IT teams to maintain control while scaling their cloud infrastructure.
Founded in 2007, well-known global organizations have selected the Scalr platform, including Samsung, Nokia, Oracle, Expedia and the Walt Disney Company.