- Extend existing management tools cross-platform
- Unify administration of on- and off-premise resources
- Clone, snapshot, migrate hybrid workloads
- Leverage templates cross-platform
- Apply automation across hybrid resources
- Utilize existing administration skills
- Eliminate vendor lock-in
Unified Virtual Platform
HotLink provides an enterprise-class, fully automated platform for deployments spanning all major virtual and cloud-based infrastructure — VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (KVM) and Amazon EC2. HotLink’s virtual object bus, transformation engine, proxy and integration services allow you to holistically manage a hybrid IT environment as easily as a homogeneous, on-premise deployment.
The HotLink platform was specifically designed with a plug-in architecture to extend enterprise virtualization management solutions like VMware vCenter. Only with HotLink can you leverage your current virtualization management investment to support other virtual infrastructures natively, both on-premise and public cloud — no additional management console is required, and you will not sacrifice functionality.
With the patented HotLink Transformation Engine™, virtual infrastructure metadata is abstracted and decoupled from the virtualization management layer to enable native interoperability of hybrid IT platforms. The HotLink transformation technology removes the technical barriers to interoperability, so you can choose the optimal resource for each use case without increasing management complexity.
With HotLink, hybrid workloads are converted and managed seamlessly — between hypervisors and to/from public clouds. You can clone and snapshot hybrid virtual machines, deploy from existing templates and migrate between cross-platform hosts, whether on-premise or in a public cloud. You can now choose the optimal resource for each workload and fully leverage the management investment already made.
The HotLink platform is built with an open architecture for integration with enterprise system management and in-house workflows. A standard native API enables policies and automation to be applied uniformly across your entire virtual infrastructure — whether on or off-premise.
With HotLink’s innovative technology, you finally have the ability to pick the right virtual infrastructure for each use case while leveraging the management investment you already made. HotLink is the only platform to tackle heterogeneity from the bottom up — isolating, abstracting and automating the complexities of virtual and cloud-based platforms to provide a simple, flexible transformational solution to hybrid computing. Best of all, you can deploy the HotLink platform with the skills you already have in under 4 hours.