AMP at a Glance
Cloudsoft’s Application Management Platform (AMP) automates the command and control of enterprise applications in accordance with business objectives, best practices, and Key Performance Indicators. AMP is particularly valuable for applications running on private, public and hybrid clouds as it is designed to fully exploit elasticity in real-time, and makes applications portable across infrastructures.
AMP focuses on 3 areas…
- Policy-driven real-time managment:
continually improves the agility, control and cost-effectiveness of enterprise applications.
- Automated deployment and configuration:
via re-usable Service Blueprints that automatically adapt to different environments and leverage existing tools.
- making applications portable:
frees the business to exploit a multi-provider strategy, which avoids lock-in and enables additional high-availability and business continuity options.
- real-time, application-driven elasticity
- automatic detection and resolution of problems (including recovery from failures)
- contention management and resolution based on application priorities
- aligning qualities-of-service with application requirements
- cloud Portability (incl. cloud-bursting, cloud-spanning, business continuity)
- deployment, configuration, and scaling of Big Data systems
- automation of the software development lifecycle
Benefits of AMP
- Improved Developer Productivity: AMP decouples the application from its infrastructure and non-functional requirements so that developers don’t have to waste time on implementation details and can focus on coding business logic, which in turn reduces the amount of code to write, test, debug and maintain.
- Improved Operator Productivity: through policy-based automation, AMP reduces the time and effort required to successfully operate and manage applications, both individually and collectively.
- Improved Resource Utilization: AMP continually optimizes the resources used by applications based on your business objectives, best practices, and Key Performance indicators, thereby driving down costs while enhancing service levels.
- Reduced Risks: this includes avoiding lock-in to a specific infrastructure or cloud-provider; enabling the use of additional infrastructures and clouds to avoid shortages and facilitate additional options for high availability and business continuity; enforcing governance requirements; open-source and open standards enables easier integration and customisation using widely available skills.