HP Cloud Service Automation (CSA) is a cloud management platform that allows enterprise IT to manage the lifecycle of services across private and hybrid clouds. HP CSA offers a set of core features and a broad set of complimentary optional integration modules that enhance the management capabilities of your cloud environment.
HP CSA consists of platform-level core capabilities such as subscriber portal, service designer and role-based access.
Easy-to-use, self-service portal for line of business users
Using the Subscriber portal, users can search, browse and order services that are right for them. They can view service definitions, service options and service pricing and define start and stop dates for the services. HP CSA is designed to deliver PaaS and SaaS services in addition to IaaS services. The services can be based on virtual or physical servers and can be based on internal resources or public cloud services.
Graphical Service Designer for creating service designs quickly
The graphical service designer makes it easy to define new services, or modify existing services. Service components can be re-used to accelerate service creation.
Multi-tenancy and role-based access control for security
HP Cloud Service Automation offers multi-tenancy and Role-based access control to allow you to manage secure access to the cloud. Integration with LDAP allows you to use your existing environment to control access.
High availability architecture for business continuity
Business continuity is essential to profitability and staying competitive. High availability (HA) protects against application failures or system-level problems. HP Cloud Service Automation can be deployed in a highly available architecture, with multiple web servers, multiple application servers, and a clustered database.
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One of the strengths of HP Cloud Service Automation is the fact that HP offers a broad, complimentary portfolio of management products that enhance the capabilities of your cloud environment. Customers can extend their cloud management platform by installing optional modules that integrate with other HP and non-HP products, on top of a standard installation of HP Cloud Service.
HP Asset Manager for cost, asset, and license management
HP Asset Manager enables IT organizations to reduce costs and drive business decisions by managing the physical, virtual, financial, and contractual aspects of IT assets. This integration provides a simple, cost effective and extensible HP solution for managing the billing of the services deployed by CSA. The integration propagates catalogs, service subscriptions and deployed services from CSA to Asset Manager that generates bills for the consumers of the services.
Moab Cloud Optimizer for policy-based workload optimization
Moab Cloud Optimizer can help guarantee the maximum ROI and success of your HP Cloud Service Automation private cloud, making it capable of not only delivering but also optimizing and managing your development, complex application, and mainstream production services throughout their lifecycle. Moab Cloud Optimizer policies automate the real-world decisions through service tuning and ongoing service and infrastructure management. It takes data center automation to the next level to address the capacity, performance, availability, and management challenges IT teams face in meeting the service needs of their organizations.
HP TippingPoint for security
Through the integration of HP TippingPoint’s CloudArmour with HP Cloud Service Automation, customers can easily take advantage of the market’s leading intrusion protection and threat management solution to automatically provision and enable security controls when users order cloud services. Key benefits include providing security for both virtual and cloud infrastructure and enabling HP Tipping Point customers to extend existing processes and tool to secure virtual infrastructure while providing network and security policy visibility and management into virtual networks.
VMware vCloud Director for 3rd party support
Integration of vCloud Director with HP Cloud Service Automation enables provisioning and control of vCloud Director vApps through CSA offerings, thereby protecting your investment in an existing Infrastructure-as-a-Service solution. CSA acts as a cloud service broker to provide lifecycle management for vCloud Director vApps and other cloud services from a consolidated portal and catalog.
HP Server Automation as OS and patching and compliance provider
HP Server Automation is bundled with Cloud Service Automation Enterprise Suite. With these enhancements, Server Automation can now be used as an OS provider in CSA, which enables deployment of OS using SA OS Sequences or Build Plans to compute resources. The included integration shows how to deploy an OS to VMware VMs created using vCenter.
Customers can also create service offerings which allow the user to select patching policies as part of the subscription process, check compliance status, and initiate remediation from Cloud Service Automation subscriber portal.
HP Database and Middleware Automation (DMA) as an application provider for Oracle and WebSphere
It is now easier than ever to create service offerings that deploy Oracle database or WebSphere application server using DMA solution packs. Subscribers can now order Platform as a Service (PaaS) or even multi-tier services that include Oracle database and WebSphere application server right from their CSA catalogs.
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