For the CIO
Developers continue to rely on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other public cloud providers to get access to the infrastructure they need to accelerate application development, endangering data security and risking the exposure of sensitive resources. As a consequence, IT Ops can no longer control and govern the appropriate use of enterprise assets since they are bypassed completely and have little or no knowledge of external cloud resource usage.
The environment of ever-increasing demands on enterprise IT from both internal and external constituents coupled with resource constraints may allow new business opportunities to evaporate before IT can even respond. However, your organization should not compromise governance, compliance, and security to provide on-demand access to the cloud resources needed to innovate quickly and bring new products and services to market.
Increase Developer Productivity While Maintaining Governance of Cloud Resources
A leading software company needed help to expedite their development lifecycle by deploying a self-service user console that brought AWS-like functionality while maintaining compliance and security.
With over 600 developers worldwide and annual revenues upward of $1B, this organization was looking for a way to increase developer productivity and also prevent shadow IT from becoming a problem. The IT side of the business needed to maintain control over infrastructure and data, but the development side of the business could not afford to wait weeks for the infrastructure they needed to write their code. Time-to-value was the most critical measure of success.
Transform IT With CumuLogic Cloud Services Platform
By engaging with CumuLogic, the company was able to solve the developer self-service requirement and provide a variety of as-a-Service options to the developers that included VMaaS, DBaaS, PaaS and more. In taking a modular approach, the team rolled out services to the developers that afforded them the choice in how they consumed the resources they needed to get their code written; some used only VMs, some wanted fully managed databases and others wanted fully managed three-tier application stacks. This solution was a huge win for the business because they were able to get code written faster and applications to market quicker than ever before, yet managed to do so without compromising the infrastructure and data security that IT was responsible for maintaining.
With its flexible architecture, CumuLogic Cloud Services Platform allows you to deliver “everything-as-a-service” so your business can achieve efficiencies and time-to-market, while maintaining governance, compliance and security across a federation of private, public and hybrid cloud resources. With the CumuLogic platform, you can roll out cloud services based on AWS architecture – securely inside your datacenter, on your existing compute and storage infrastructure. Developers get access to familiar cloud services, which they can orchestrate to build the stacks they need to deploy applications. The CumuLogic platform also allows you to use external cloud resources from the same user portal giving you the flexibility to augment your internal cloud resources with public clouds for the appropriate workloads.