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CloudBolt Launches New Platform Features to Eliminate Increasing Complexity of Enterprise Multi-Cloud Environments

CloudBolt Software today announced powerful, new self-service and automation features on the CloudBolt cloud delivery platform, amid growing enterprise customer demand for an all-in-one solution to the complexity and operational inefficiencies of enterprise virtualization and cloud computing. The new features expand on an already comprehensive set of capabilities that simplify IT administrator tasks notorious for increasing operational costs, and enables enterprise IT to manage activities, applications and services across their multi-cloud environments.

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“We’re seeing exploding demand for CloudBolt as the increasing complexity of enterprise virtualization and cloud computing becomes a massive headache for enterprise IT,” said Jon Mittelhauser, CEO, CloudBolt. “Enterprises are seeking the capabilities that CloudBolt offers. It’s specifically designed for the brownfield environments of large enterprises. In bridging legacy, current and future technologies, CloudBolt brings to the IT administrator greater agility in managing their multi-cloud environments, and in meeting end-user expectations of instant deployment.”

CloudBolt has recorded consistent year-over-year revenue growth since its founding in 2012. In the past year alone, CloudBolt saw 10x growth in annual recurring revenue and 3x growth in customer deployments.

The company, which counts Fortune 20 enterprises, retail giants, education technology providers, universities and government organizations among its customers, today also announced that the London Borough of Camden is deploying CloudBolt’s cloud delivery platform to gain better insight and control over its extensive virtualized IT environment. Camden’s IT organization will use CloudBolt to meet its objectives of eliminating VM sprawl, increasing efficiencies through self-service provisioning and automating server provisioning.

“At a time of austerity in government, running a low-cost, flexible hybrid cloud service for our customers is essential. CloudBolt provides a service that enables our customers to get the compute power they need, on demand, increasing their productivity and reducing our administrative overhead,” said John Jackson, Assistant Director (ICT), London Borough of Camden.

Large-scale deployments

Currently deployed in a range of enterprise IT environments, including a large-scale and complex environment with more than 14,000 servers, CloudBolt offers a mature product architecture that is simple and infinitely extensible. Its framework supports DevOps and enables quick and easy integration with customers’ existing IT tools and management systems to create a scalable and secure private or hybrid cloud.

Designated by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Management in 2014*, CloudBolt integrates with a host of technologies and systems such as Chef, Puppet, HP Server Automation and cloud frameworks including VMware, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack and Google Compute Engine. It delivers fully-featured solutions including automated server provisioning and management, unified IT management, chargeback/showback reporting, interactive service catalogs and license management.

New features

CloudBolt is downloadable at http://cloudbolt.io/. The platform’s new features include:

  • powerful new service catalog functionality to facilitate complex, multi-tier app deployments
  • provisioning of service catalog blueprints available through both the CloudBolt web interface and a powerful REST API
  • deeper out-of-the box integration with technologies such as VMware, OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Infoblox, Puppet and Chef
  • ability to define arbitrary server actions so DevOps experts can provide simple buttons for users to perform complex operations on servers
  • ability to snapshot VMs from the CloudBolt user interface
  • increased control for administrators, including the ability to set rate-based limits and set limits on environments in addition to groups and handlers
  • significant UI improvements, including adding social aspects to the interface
  • even deeper extensibility - additional trigger points for hooks/actions
  • revamped docs, now made public: http://docs.cloudbolts.io/
  • new trigger points for power on/off, rebooting servers and post-order completion process have been introduced and currency units are no longer limited to USD

About CloudBolt Software

CloudBolt Software transforms how IT interacts with business by significantly improving service to lines of business. CloudBolt is a powerful cloud delivery platform that doubles as an on-premise, unified IT manager and self-service IT portal that leverages existing IT resources and technologies to maximize the value of private and hybrid cloud environments in minutes. Enterprise IT organizations can be more agile with CloudBolt, automating the request, provisioning and ongoing management of systems and applications from an intuitive user interface or through a common API. For more information on CloudBolt visit www.cloudbolt.io.

* Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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