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CloudBolt Software
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Overview

CloudBolt helps enterprise IT build, deploy, and manage access to multiple private and public clouds for effective hybrid cloud orchestration.

CloudBolt customers have dramatically shortened the time it takes for their users to get the IT resources they need to do their jobs.

CloudBolt helps reduce the backlog of IT requests—increasing productivity, improving morale, and motivating users to innovate.


Use Cases

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  • Title
    Scenario
    Target Audience
    Link
  • Self-Service IT
    CloudBolt consolidates both internal and external clouds into a single user-facing application that allows users to easily manage and provision resources on demand. Once installed, it gives administrators the power to set provisioning conditions.
    Enterprise IT Administrators
  • Multi-Cloud & Hypervisor Management
    CloudBolt features a pluggable architecture that allows you to add support for new technologies fast. It also eliminates the need to engage in the multi-step, manual processes that come with provisioning new services by creating a single blueprint.
    Cloud/Solution Architects
  • Cost Transparency & Service Health
    CloudBolt comes with cost transparency and service health built-in. It features the ability to normalize costs across public and private resources, and will help you be proactive in keeping services healthy and available.
    IT Operations/DevOps

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SCORE
Tape backup
+1
Hypervisor
+2
Deduplication
+2
Multiuser
+1
Cloud connector
+1
Total Improvement
+7
 
  • General
Assessm...
Maturity
Product is in production for > 2 years with multiple large deployments
Content
Content Creator
WhatMatrix - Rick Kilcoyne
Overview
Hybrid cloud management platform designed for user self-service
Website
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Delivery
Installation
Single virtual machine
Agentless or agentless operation
CloudBolt is agentless
Database support
Built-in MySQL; can be integrated with most RDBMS platforms
Administration
Administrator accounts
Unlimited
User accounts
Unlimited
Pricing
Pricing model
Licensed by number of VMs managed
Product...
Vendor specific/agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Services
24/7 support
Support Included in base cost
Professional services
Professional services are available
 
  • Multi-Cloud
Virtualization/Private Cloud Support
VMware vSphere
Supported
Microsoft Hyper-V
Supported through scripting (scripts run with WinRM)
OpenStack
Supported
other
XenServer, KVM, RHEV, Microsoft Azure Stack, Microsoft Hyper-V, Nutanix
Public Cloud Support
Amazon Web Services
Supported
Google Cloud Platform
Supported
IBM Bluemix Cloud
Supported
Microsoft Azure
Supported
Oracle Cloud
Supported
other
HP Helion, Verizon Terremark, Centurylink cloud
Containers
Docker
Supports Docker
3rd Party container management
Supports Kubernetes for container management
Other
Supports CoreOS
Legacy/Brownfield Environments
Automatic discovery of legacy VMs
Discovers existing virtual deployments
Management of legacy cloud VMs
Discovers and manages existing cloud deployments
Management of legacy private VMs
Can manage discovered systems
Import of OVA/OVF VM formats
Using tools native to each platform
Migrati...
Cloud-to-cloud migration
CloudBolt can orchestrate via scripts necessary to convert images amongst formats and transfer. Also supports integration with 3rd Party Tools such as CloudEndure.
 
  • IT Automation
Administration
Multi-tenant support
Supports both multiple users within an org or multiple orgs
Published API
Published API
Configuration Management
Chef
Extensive Chef inegration
Puppet
Supports both Puppet OpenSource and Enterprise
Ansible
Ansible open source is supported
SaltStack
Only supported via scripting
Ability to patch managed systems
Supported using scripting
Networking
SDN Support
Supports Vmware NSX
Public cloud networking
Supports cloud networks including AWS VPC and ELB
User-Defined Actions
Conditional Actions
Supports Rules based on Boolean tests
Pre- and Post-Install Actions
Supports both pre- and post-install actions
Scheduled Actions
Actions can be scheduled
Orchestration & Workflow
Native Workflow
Supported
3rd Party Orchestration
Supported
Webhooks
Supported
Third-Party Automation
ServiceNow
Integrates with ServiceNow
3rd Party Automation
Integrates with HP Server Automation
CMDB integration
Integrates with ServiceNow; many other CMDB integrations possible
User-Defined Propert...
Automatic hostname creation
Multiple ways to auto-create hostnames
Configuration tags
User-defined tags supported
Placement
Best Execution Venue - Performance
Supported
Best Execution Venue - Security
Supported
Best Execution Venue - Cost
Supported
Runtime policies
Supports runtime policies
Provisi...
Bare-metal provisioning
Supports bare-metal provisioning using IPMI, Cobbler, and Razor
Reconfiguration & Expiration
Ability to change VM configuration
Can increase CPU, memory, and disk
Live change VM resources
Can increase CPU, memory, and disk without reboot
Scheduled expiration
Expiration can be set at provisioning or by property
Uptime Management
Continuous Infrastructure Testing
Product tests requested services on a scheduled basis
HA/DR features
Product supports distributed deployment and/or external database
 
  • User Self-Service
Service Portal
End-User Self-Service
Allows self-service through user portal
Service Catalog
Has Service Catalog for end-user ordering
Localiz...
Support for multiple languages
Text presented to end users can be localized
Built-In Features
Application-centric deployment
Applications can be published to service catalog
Approval workflow
Supports approval workflows
Auto-scaling
Supported via scalable blueprints
Bursting to public cloud
Supported via scalable blueprints
Quotas
Quotas
Quotas by org, business unit, dept, team, or project
 
  • Chargeback
Cost Management/Chargeback
Cloud expense reporting
Product has several built-in reports as well as support for custom reports
Consumption-based billing
You can view recent costs from AWS and Azure
Cost allocation
Costs can be tracked by user and/or group
User-defined rates
Rates defined by application administrator
Multiple currency support
currency units are no longer limited to USD (since v 5.0)
Third-P...
Integration with financial mgmt tools
Possible but not included in base product
 
  • Governance
Invento...
Real-time environment inventory
Provides real-time inventory and reporting
Automat...
Discover & update changed systems
Discovers and syncs changes
Job rep...
Detailed job status reporting
Provides detailed job reporting
Multi-T...
Reporting by customer
Supports reporting by organization
Uptime ...
SLA reporting
SLA reporting can be configured; not out of box feature
 
  • Security
Group management
Multi-level support
Nested groups are supported
Role-based access controls
Supported
User-defined groups
Supported
Identity Management
Active Directory support
Integrates with Active Directory
LDAP support
Integrates with LDAP
Security Features
Credential management
Supports credential management
Key vaulting
Template default ssh key vaulting
Support for single signon
Supported, but additional configuration required
Logging/auditing of administrative access
All admin actions are logged in Server History
Third-P...
Integration with enterprise security tools
Integration is possible
 
  • DevOps
Third-Party Integration
Jenkins integration
Jenkins is supported
GitHub integration
Supported
other
HipChat, Microsoft Systems Center, Acquia, Slack
PaaS Ca...
Cloud Foundry support
Not supported
Usability Features
Diagramming
Has network diagramming features
Reusable service blueprints
Blueprints can be shared across environments
VM management
Out of band console
Supported
Built-in SSH access to VMs
Browser-based support for both RDP and SSH.
Snapshotting
Supported
Communi...
User Contribution Site
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Product Strenghts (WhatMatrix Analysis)

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Scored 134 out of possible (176)

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Case Study

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Data Sheet

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