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It Was A Dark And Stormy… No, No, No. Time For A Better Enterprise Cloud Story

Most of the images found online would have us believe that cloud services work like fluffy, pleasant friends. Just sailing along doing their thing, storing data, allowing us to collaborate, helping businesses run smoothly…



When the truth is that the proliferation of cloud services has shaped the enterprise cloud into something more like an ominous supercell – a rotating mess of crazy forces pulling in different directions, rife with security risks and the potential to cause expensive ruin.



No need though to turn away and run for cover. Ostrato can help clear the sky if you will.



Ostrato’s software puts companies back in control of their cloud infrastructure. Their cloudSM™ platform allows enterprises to unify cloud computing services with a simple interface. Instead of looking at components separately, organizations can see all of the public, private and hybrid services in use through a single, clear pane.


This arrangement simplifies administration tremendously. With cloudSM™, it’s possible to keep services organized and to better grasp how they are or are not functioning together. Centralized management saves a great deal of time as compared to inspecting each service independently. Administrators can generate reports on all cloud usage and expenses according to groups, projects, or individual services, and gain more understanding of overall activity.






A firm grip on cloud infrastructure makes it easier to define the role of each player, ensuring that the enterprise remains both flexible and efficient. Budgeting, scheduling, workflow all become more manageable as well. At the same time, visible access combined with automated tags and reports creates a more secure environment.


And – unifying services saves money. Best to hear this in Ostrato’s own words:


“Our Cloud Management Platform (cloudSM™) features an innovative, first of its kind cloud instance scheduler and parking tool that allows organizations to automatically start, stop and ‘park’ cloud instances during down time. Auto-parking services during non-peak hours can significantly reduce cloud spend. By simply turning off the meter, customers can save 70% or more on cloud services in non-production environments.”


Save 70%! That’s how you control spending.


cloudSM™ already integrates a number of marquee services including VMware, OpenStack, Apache CloudStack, Eucalyptus, (private); Amazon Web Services, Windows Azure, SoftLayer, CenturyLink Technology Solutions, Rackspace, and Verizon Terremark (public).


Having so many services aggregated by Ostrato’s software enables companies to orchestrate services to best meet clients’ needs – at reduced costs and with less complications.






Has the cloud become a giant closet you simply toss services into, hoping that the door doesn’t burst from the hinges? Visit to learn more about how cloudSM™ can improve your cloud infrastructure. Put your cloud in order and get back to focusing on business goals.


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Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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