Cloud architecture and automation

Cloud architecture and automation

Interest in cloud computing continues to mount. You're under pressure from management and business units to make cloud services available – fast. Effectively delivering IT-as-a-service to your business − and reducing rogue usage of public cloud services − calls for the right architecture and high levels of automation.

If you're considering partnering with an external provider, questions to ask should include: Are the services I'm procuring backed by a robust architecture? Can my users self-provision services? Are they able to turn services on and off, as required? How much human intervention is really required to deliver cloud services?

Our approach to cloud automation and architecture is all about making it easy for you to become a cloud provider.

We deliver our cloud services on a fully managed cloud delivery platform, our Managed Cloud Platform (MCP). Hosted within a NGXSYS or your data centre, our MCP comprises:

  • cloud infrastructure: servers, storage, networking, virtualisation and operating system software
  • a cloud management system, CloudControl, that provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing

Accessing the MCP is simple … either via a web-based user interface or REST-based application programmable interface. What's more, integrating the cloud platform with third-party cloud or enterprise system management software is straightforward.

We support usage scenarios for:

  • testing and development
  • single enterprise workloads
  • legacy application migration
  • IT-as-a-service.

As one of our clients, you’ll immediately benefit from the advanced architecture and automation capabilities we’ve built into our suite of cloud services.

We can also help you harness the true benefits of advanced architecture and automation in the following technology areas:

  • Data centres: Let us help you evolve and optimise your data centre environment to set the stage for a smooth transition to the cloud. We'll work with you to deliver an efficient and agile IT infrastructure; one that enables you to deliver business services that are more automated and responsive than ever.
  • Virtualisation: Making the 'physical to virtual' shift is a critical first step in the journey to the cloud. We'll assist you in virtualising the infrastructure and business applications that run in your data centre.
  • Network: If you've set your sights on the cloud, a thorough assessment of, and appropriate investment in, the network is critical. Ultimately, the user's cloud experience will only be as good as the transport layer. Find out how our performance optimisation services can assist.