HOTLINK HYBRID EXPRESS
HotLink® Hybrid Express™ is an easy-to-implement solution for deploying, administering and managing hybrid on and off-premise resources — using your existing VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM infrastructure. There is no prerequisite of any other management consoles, databases, connectors, directors, new templates, service catalogs or professional services — it’s Express!
- Extend your on-premise console to public cloud
- Migrate workloads to/from the cloud with a point & click
- Create, use and manage hybrid snapshots
- Convert workloads bi-directionally
- Utilize existing templates in hybrid environments
- Standardize policies across on and off-premise
- Apply automation across hybrid resources
Amazon EC2 resources along with vSphere hosts and VMs.
Unified Hybrid Platform
HotLink Hybrid Express is an enterprise class software platform for easily integrating public cloud resource into your existing administration and management environment. With HotLink, you holistically manage hybrid resources as easily as your homogeneous, on-premise hosts and virtual machines. The HotLink platform is designed for interoperability with VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM compatible orchestration tools, service catalogs, self-service portals and in-house workflows. Plus, a standard native API enables policies and automation to be applied uniformly across your entire hybrid infrastructure.
Single Pane of Glass
Designed with a plug-in architecture, HotLink Hybrid Express extends your current VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM administration, deployment and management infrastructure to support public cloud platforms like Amazon EC2 and CloudStack. Public cloud accounts and workloads are managed alongside on-premise hosts and virtual machines in a unified inventory tree. With HotLink you can leverage your current virtualization management investment to fully support hybrid infrastructures natively — no additional “cloud console” is required, and you will not sacrifice features.
With the HotLink Transformation Engine™, granular metadata of public cloud accounts and workloads are captured and transformed into an agnostic model and adapted to VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM’s schema in real-time. This enables public clouds to be natively represented in your existing management environment. The power of this approach is that your current console treats off-premise resources identically to on-premise resources — all are deployed, administered and managed as a single pool of resources.
Workload Conversion & Migration
With HotLink Hybrid Express, public cloud workloads utilize the same management techniques as on-premise virtual machines. You clone, snapshot and migrate cloud instances just as you do today.
HotLink’s bi-directional conversion enables seamless migration to and from public cloud resources, whether Windows or Linux workloads. You can even deploy cloud instances from existing VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM templates. With HotLink, you have the familiar management interface of on-premise with hybrid cloud flexibility and agility.
For VMware shops struggling with similar complexity with multi-hypervisor, on-premise resources, the pioneering HotLink SuperVISOR for VMware vCenter provides native deployment, administration and management of Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM). In combination, you extend the VMware vCenter environment across all your heterogeneous on and off-premise resources — no additional management console is required, and advanced features are fully supported.
You can take a long and uncertain “journey to your cloud,”or deploy cloud-based capabilities with your existing management infrastructure in a few hours, with no special skills or training. Seem too easy? Let us show you how HotLink Hybrid Express can easily transform you current on-premise environment into a hybrid cloud — in an afternoon!