Flagship and SoftLayer Offer Automation and Visibility
A previous blog discussed the power and scalability of SoftLayer cloud computing. But additional critical functionality that cloud users need are automation and visibility, also known as cloud management.
A concern that many organizations have when considering moving workloads to the cloud is losing control, lack of customization, and not being aware of issues because the application is not in-house. The good news is that this concern is irrelevant. With Flagship and SoftLayer, real-time access and notification through a Web portal and mobile applications is available for your cloud environment.
Single System Allows You to Control Everything
You want some control over your cloud. You want insight into your cloud application performance. SoftLayer’s data centers and network share a single, proprietary management system, basically a network-within-a-network topology. One tool ties together and lets you control and see everything—every bare metal server, virtual server, storage device, you name it—in a single pane of glass. And all are accessible via application programming interface (API), portal, and mobile applications. This includes system management, customization, monitoring, and data retrieval. SoftLayer’s advanced integrated network within a network integrates distinct public, private, and internal management networks, resulting in lower total networking costs, better access, and higher speed.
For organizations that want and need a high level of infrastructure control, SoftLayer provides the ability to customize hardware, customize network control and control infrastructure via simple and intuitive APIs.
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Automation is a huge benefit of SoftLayer’s cloud solution, which is a unique platform of bare metal and virtual servers. Through the same management API, users can automate functions and features of the infrastructure. For example, Auto Scale lets you automate adding and removing servers with simple, flexible triggers that you create. If your workload spikes up, you can automate a “burst,” meaning the overflow automatically goes to a standby server. The headache and expense of manually managing flexible workloads can be reduced, if not eliminated completely. Other complex, time-consuming processes can be automated. Quickly and easily provision, test, recover and move your data onto, or between servers.
Flagship Solutions Group recommends SoftLayer for the highest performing cloud infrastructure available. SoftLayer’s unique advantages include the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options. You get more options, greater flexibility and total control.
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Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how Flagship and SoftLayer can make a difference for your business.