Abiquo launches its latest version, Abiquo 5.4, delivering a wide group of new enhancements and features to help companies reduce the complexity of managing their hybrid cloud resources.
Abiquo 5.4 makes it possible for customers to upgrade to a newer and enriched version allowing the use of new and improved features that continue to bring real business benefits to customers and end users.
This latest version focuses on features that improve management and control over public cloud resources, adding extra flexibility and saving time and effort for administrators.
New NSX-T integration for advanced networking
Abiquo supports NSX-T to offer advanced networking functionalities with virtual data centers, private networks, NAT, firewalls and load balancers, dynamically configuring networks, which adds flexibility and saves administrator time and resources.
This feature brings the ability to create virtual network resources with the NSX-T Policy API and administrators can capture VMs using NSX-T networking into virtual datacenters that already have the same private networks as the VMs.
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
Abiquo 5.4 introduces Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) to enable companies to offer the ability to add another public cloud provider to the current cloud infrastructure.
This new integration adds Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to Abiquo cost control and billing management. Abiquo can directly access the OCI cost and usage data and display it on the Abiquo billing dashboards for simplified and unified control of costs from the same place.
OCI users can now benefit from having control of features such as VM and network management, including public subnets and IP addresses, storage volumes and VM monitoring, amongst others.
Firewall policies bringing Google Cloud Platform integration a step further
Abiquo 5.4 improves the existing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) integration by adding new firewall policies that enable administrators to directly onboard firewalls when they onboard global networks. This feature enhances and reinforces the management of firewall policies and enables administrators to take advantage of Abiquo’s default firewall, recommendation, and enforcement features.
Complete multicloud datastore tier limits for tenants
Abiquo 5.4 introduces complete multi-cloud storage limits per tenant, which means that in addition to the previous version’s capabilities of creating limits for private cloud datacenters and for tenants in multiple datacenters now Abiquo automatically onboards and groups datastore tiers from all different public cloud regions and also enables customers to set limits on any kind of storage tiers for your tenants.
Thanks to this feature companies will be able to limit cloud storage sprawl and control cloud storage costs.
Changes to scopes for tenant hierarchies
Abiquo 5.4 introduces some changes to scopes to simplify tenant hierarchies so that creating and assigning scopes becomes easier as Abiquo will automatically add the enterprise to its default scope.
Edit disk size and tier in VM templates and VMs
Abiquo 5.4 gives users more control over disk sizes and storage service levels (tiers) in public cloud accounts. Users can now edit the storage tier and size of VM template disks, change the size of hard disks before they launch instances and modify VM hard disks and VM volumes in public cloud.