I had the opportunity to attend a 4 day partner Cisco Cloudcenter (formerly known as CliQr) class. For those not familiar with CloudCenter, it is an Application-Defined Cloud Management Platform that allows users to easily deploy and manage any application on any supported cloud, (private, AWS, Azure, Google, etc.)
CloudCenter has a simple architecture that consists of 2 primary components:
CloudCenter Manager (CCM) – The interface in which users model, deploy, and manage applications on and between a data center and a cloud infrastructure, and in which administrators control clouds, users, and governance rules.
CloudCenter Orchestrator (CCO) - Resident in every datacenter or cloud region, CCO automates the deployment of the application along with provisioning and configuring infrastructure – compute, storage and networking – per the application’s requirement.
The curriculum focused on the following:
- Installation of the CCM, CCO and AMQP
- Baseline Configuration
- Build Private VMware Cloud with ACI
- Building Public Cloud (AWS)
- Modeling Applications
While pushing CloudCenter through its paces, it was clear that CloudCenter is a compelling solution for today’s IT organizations. Whether you are just starting with user self-service in a data center, migrating your first application into the cloud, or executing the second or third iteration of a cloud, this is a perfect fit for your environment.
We will continue to test scenarios with CloudCenter in the ROVE Lab to be able to provide the latest in integrated solutions.
If you need any assistance with your Cloud journey, please contact ROVE at email@example.com.
ROVE | Solution Architect