If you are an enterprise with a significant virtual infrastructure footprint, there’s a high likelihood you have now deployed cloud-based computing, as well. Chances are you also support diverse applications and end user requirements with a range of technical, service level, regulatory and cost constraints. Diverse needs usually require hybrid IT infrastructure — one size rarely fits all. The award-winning HotLink platform revolutionizes system management of hybrid IT with an open, enterprise-class integration and transformation platform spanning all major hypervisors and public clouds — including VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM), Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air and OpenStack.
Unlike overlay solutions that provide specialized automation on top of multiple native management toolsets, the HotLink platform abstracts hypervisor and workload metadata so you can natively support other hypervisors and public clouds with your existing virtualization management tools — like VMware vCenter. Only with HotLink can you mix and match disparate virtual infrastructure while fully leveraging existing management solutions and skills. You can now apply the most cost effective mix of heterogeneous resources without sacrificing the ability to interoperate and seamlessly manage across your environment. No other hybrid IT management solution provides the simplicity, flexibility, ease of deployment and cost savings of HotLink.
The HotLink platform was engineered from the ground up for interoperability of disparate virtual infrastructure, both on- and off-premise. The HotLink Hybrid Management Suite™ utilizes the pioneering HotLink platform to provide easy-to-deploy, intuitive-to-use solutions for a range of hybrid IT use cases.
Unified Virtual Platform
HotLink provides an enterprise-class, fully automated platform for deployments spanning all major virtual and cloud-based infrastructure — VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM), Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, vCloud Air and OpenStack. HotLink allows you to holistically manage a hybrid IT environment as easily as a homogeneous, on-premise deployment.
The HotLink platform was specifically designed with a plug-in architecture to extend enterprise virtualization management solutions like VMware vCenter. Only with HotLink can you leverage your current virtualization management investment to support other virtual infrastructures natively, both on-premise and public cloud — no additional management console is required, and you will not sacrifice functionality.
With the patented HotLink Transformation Engine™, virtual infrastructure metadata is abstracted and decoupled from the virtualization management layer to enable native interoperability of hybrid IT platforms. The HotLink transformation technology removes the technical barriers to interoperability, so you can choose the optimal resource for each use case without increasing management complexity.
With HotLink, hybrid workloads are converted and managed seamlessly — between hypervisors and to/from public clouds. You can clone and snapshot hybrid virtual machines, deploy from existing templates and migrate between cross-platform hosts, whether on-premise or in a public cloud. You can now choose the optimal resource for each workload and fully leverage the management investment already made.
HotLink CIMple™ SDN enables unified management of on and off-premise networking configurations using your existing management console. Through automated discovery and transformation of network configurations, hybrid networking complexity is eliminated, and consistency across application tiers is maintained. With pre-configured, automated hybrid networking, cross-platform workloads can be accurately, quickly and automatically provisioned to any hybrid platform.
HotLink transformation enables the underlying infrastructure of your existing management, like VMware vCenter, to manage hybrid platforms natively. This approach provides an integration hub for compatible automation, tools, service catalogs, self-service portals and in-house workflows. With a single point of integration, existing policies and automation can be applied uniformly across your entire infrastructure — without a complex integration project.
The HotLink platform is built with an open architecture for integration with enterprise system management and existing workflows. A standard native API enables policies and automation to be applied uniformly across your entire virtual infrastructure — whether on- or off-premise.
With HotLink’s innovative technology, you finally have the ability to pick the right virtual infrastructure for each use case, whether on-premise or in the cloud, while leveraging the management investment you already made. The award-winning HotLink technology is the only platform to tackle hybrid IT management from the bottom up — isolating, abstracting and automating the complexities of virtual and cloud-based platforms to provide a simple, flexible transformational solution to hybrid computing. Best of all, you can deploy the HotLink platform with the skills you already have in under 4 hours.
Let us tell you more about the HotLink platform and how it may be just the right answer to transform your virtual infrastructure.