More than 70% of enterprises are deploying hybrid infrastructure to increase agility and improve service delivery, while containing IT infrastructure costs. Public cloud resources play a critical role in IT’s ability to deliver on these goals. But, the reality is that IT bandwidth and skills are already stretched very thin. Adding new infrastructure types with the associated tools, management layers, templates, automation and workflows creates operational fragmentation, integration challenges and extraordinary complexity when traditional approaches are implemented. All of these issues result in a transfer of IT costs to headcount and consultants and not the containment of cost originally envisioned.
The HotLink Cloud-Attach™ Platform is designed for companies looking to quickly, easily and holistically incorporate public and private cloud resources to their existing production data centers. This unique technology provides out-of-the-box interoperability between VMware management infrastructure and Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMware vCloud Air and multi-hypervisor on-premise — without sacrificing management functionality or adding operational complexity. Best of all, no new consoles are required, and all of your existing IT management becomes usable across hybrid cloud infrastructures! Whether your hybrid use case disaster recovery and business continuity, bursting to the cloud, hybrid management, dev/test or cloud migration, HotLink Cloud-Attach makes it easy — you can deploy unified cloud-based resources into their VMware environment in under two hours!
Taking a cloud-optimized, software-defined approach to management, administration, networking, security, orchestration and third-party tool integration is the key to the elegant simplicity of the HotLink platform. Unlike overlay tools that provide specialized automation on top of multiple native management toolsets, the HotLink Cloud-Attach Platform abstracts hypervisor and workload metadata so you can natively support public clouds and other hypervisors with your existing VMware vCenter compatible management tools. The HotLink platform allows you to holistically manage a hybrid cloud environment as easily as a homogeneous, on-premise deployment.
Incorporated into all HotLink product offerings, the HotLink Cloud-Attach 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 production infrastructure — both on- and off-premise. HotLink CIMple™ SDN enables unified management of on and off-premise networking configurations inside VMware vCenter. 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.
With HotLink’s innovative technology, you finally have the ability to pick the right infrastructure type for each use case, whether on-premise or in the cloud, while leveraging the management investment you already made. The award-winning HotLink Cloud-Attach Platform is the only technology 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. Let us tell you more about the HotLink Cloud-Attach Platform and how it may be the right answer to transform your virtual infrastructure for the cloud.