UniCloud enables data center resources to be utilized to their fullest capacity through optimized workload matching and policy-driven automation.
How It Works: Continuous Resource Optimization
UniCloud optimizes resource utilization by ensuring applications are matched to the optimal data center resources.
Using its built-in policy engine, UniCloud make decisions about where applications should run in the infrastructure and what machines and memory combinations are needed to support optimal performance. If those machines (physical or virtual) do not exist, UniCloud creates and sizes them to meet the needs of the application, ensuring memory and cores are not wasted.
Once new machines are created and the infrastructure has been shaped to meet the needs of the application, UniCloud can then automate the configuration of those new machines so all software is installed and ready to deploy Ц including the application.
Finally, UniCloud dynamically optimizes this new infrastructure to automatically respond to user and project demands by continually repeating the process described above.
- RAMP for Infrastructure Automation: Univa's unique Rapid Application Management Platform (RAMP) enables users to assemble, provision, scale and manage infrastructure better and faster by tying those actions directly to workload needs/requirements. This superior platform delivers policy-based automation based on what clients care about most: application performance and cost, both of which drive business results.
- Policy-Based Environment Shaping: Univa's policy management governs the conditions that determine workload placement. This rules-based approach moves workload according to factors like work priority, fastest machine, proximity to data source, most expensive license, CPU speed and more. To match these needs, Univa reshapes the environment by taking actions like adding physical, virtual or cloud servers, adding/removing CPUs or memory, creating or moving storage, and provisioning and managing network.
- Workload Mobilization: Univa creates workload mobility by removing the dependencies on where jobs can run. Rather than locking users in to specific hypervisors or cloud APIs, Univa can provision workload on any server or hypervisor, anywhere: Bare metal, VMware ESXi, Oracle VM, Amazon EC2, Rackspace, GoGrid and more.
- Cloud Readiness: With Univa, your infrastructure will be ready for the cloud as soon as your business is. Univa ensures "cloud-readiness" with our ability to add capacity on demand in multiple public cloud environments. Through our "bottoms up" automation approach, users achieve optimal performance from application to server, network and storage.