Cloud Management Platform: Integrate Selfdeploy with Econocloud

Multi-cloud orchestration, consumption monitoring, quota management … The cloud broker solution addresses the major challenges facing companies that are geared towards hybridization. Compare two French preferences.

CMP for cloud management platform. Three cheerful letters in the ears of the CIO. The cloud broker solution can really meet many of their current problems. By managing both on-premise, public and hybrid cloud infrastructures, they are addressing sophisticated migration to the public cloud through inevitable crossbreeding. CMP also allows the DSI to reduce the darkness of IT. Taking a hand, it provides a simplified operational interface that allows them to create a fast and autonomous environment while controlling usage.

From the platform management console, DSI implements data and security management policies, monitors resource consumption, and repairs internal business entities. Finally, a CMP can be a source of savings. In the multi-cloud perspective, users will be moved to the best provider. This platform also allows you to manage resource quotas based on internal customer records or its location while scheduling usage hours.

Surfing on this floating market, the two service companies offer this type of incentive on the French market. As a managed cloud services specialist, Linkbynet made the first turn by creating his dedicated business unit, Selfdeploy, in 2014. Version 2 of Selfdeploy was released this summer. ESN Econocom, for its part, has officially launched Econocloud in early July, a service technically supported by ASPServeur, another organization of the group. Membership of a service company allows both providers to offer related services such as monitoring 24/7 virtual machines of dedicated groups.

Ownership and security for Econocloud

In terms of functional scope, two proposals are based on CMP. Econocloud can arrange and monitor different IaaS and PaaS infrastructures. On the application side, it supports DevOps administration and management tools such as a source host, a Nexus-style artifact manager or Artifactory, an integrated server farm integrator such as Jenkins / Bamboo, a Sonar quality monitoring tool or a Jira ticket manager. “We want to level up in the database or messaging,” said Econocloud ‘s chief executive Sebastien Enderl√©. Focused so far on providing IaaS, Selfdeploy will move to PaaS naturally by the end of this year.

About the multidirectional approach, Selfdeploy and Econocloud both support three public cloud providers: AWS, Microsoft Azure and OVH for the first time, AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform for the second time. Their catalog will soon be enriched. Selfdeploy specifically focuses on Google Cloud Platform and Alibaba Cloud. Econocloud is currently touring the French cloud music player. Those lucky enough to join this platform in early 2019. Play provider, in fact, maps and sovereignty. This service is hosted in France in the Econocom data center of Aix-en-Provence designed in class IV according to EN 50600-2-2 standard. Suppliers are also committed to certification (PCI-DSS, Medical Data Storage (HDS), SecNumCloud, ISO 27001).

Simple and cost control for selfdeploy

For its part, Selfdeploy highlights the simplicity of its interface, “voluntary limitation.” “Some people do not want to go through the AWS admin panel they think is too complicated,” says Laurent Chesnais, director of Selfdeploy. “They just want to be able to order virtual machines in minutes.” These “non-sophisticated” users can use the platform without having to worry about potential bugs. “

On the DSI side, Selfdeploy focuses on cost control. Built on the multi-tenant architecture, this platform allows you to customize your business and technical specifications by entity or project. Each “tenant” may have their own service portfolio and pricing model. As an internal broker, ISD monitors resource consumption and re-bills transactions. It can also set quotas on the number of virtual machines, CPU, RAM or disk. “Some user groups will have access to AWS and Azure services, others will only use AWS services in North America,” said Laurent Chesnais.

Econocloud also takes this approach by advocates proposing specific patterns for a career. “An IT driven DevOps search engine, for example, stores specialized applications, explains S√©bastien Enderle.” Ansible scripts will automatically deploy a preconfigured environment with proper network design, policy adaptive firewall. ” For this configuration management, Selfdeploy relies on Chef and should support Ansible in early 2019. On resource limits, Econocloud manages, in version 1.5, the global quota on the number of CPU, RAM or storage. but provided, in the route, to refine these quotas by the provider.

Predict benchmarking and cost

“With the cloud moving up the bill, Laurent Chesnais notes there are savings to be made by resizing virtual machines lacking jobs. Scheduling user hours is still, according to him, the best option to stop unnecessary virtual machines at night and on weekends. On the other hand, there is no need for benchmarking of cloud services. It is difficult to arrange between different vendors, for a particular project, we choose a vendor, then there is a technical and functional compliance. “Econocloud bet In contrast, in its roadmap, vendors plan to compare prices for large public clouds, which will probably go through a relationship. Partnership with CloudScreener or a similar cast.

Targets targeted by both platforms are broad. All companies using hybrid pathways are likely to be tempted to consume the resources they want: premise for critical processing, Google Cloud Platform for DevOps or AWS for testing and release. Very discreet about the names of their customers, these two vendors also nurture specific markets. Comply with PPST regulations (scientific and technical potential of the country). Econocloud is interested in science laboratories and research centers. With its market, Selfdeploy is concerned with software publishers who have not yet switched to SaaS – and will have more – and their partners and resellers. “

In terms of price, Selfdeploy shares prices with virtual machines but can develop towards a model based on a complete environment with the transition to PaaS. Econocloud only charges for services consumed in its cloud, with customers receiving AWS or Azure invoices separately. Close to Selfdeploy, Econocloud is based on the work units indexed on the CPU, Ram, storage backup, license and IP address. The firewall rules, anti-DDOS or IOPS are included in it. “This unitary approach helps ensure cost prediction is not the same as the price complexity of public cloud providers and to them you never know the cost at the end. month, “concludes Sebastien Enderle.

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