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Solution guide: creating self-service IT environments with CloudBolt

January 19, 2017
Peter-Mark Verwoerd

Platform Solutions Architect, Google Cloud

IT organizations want to realize the cost and speed benefits of cloud, but can’t afford to throw away years of investment in tools, talent and governance processes they’ve built on-prem. Hybrid models of application management have emerged as a way to get the best of both worlds.

Development and test (dev/test) environments help teams create different environments to support the development, testing, staging and production of enterprise applications. Working with CloudBolt Software, we’ve prepared a full tutorial guide that describes how to quickly provision these environments in a self-service capacity, while maintaining full control over governance and policies required by enterprise IT.

CloudBolt isn’t just limited to dev/test workloads, but anything your team runs on VMs. As a cloud management platform that integrates your on-prem virtualization and private cloud resources with the public cloud, CloudBolt serves as a bridge between your existing infrastructure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Developers within your organization can provision the resources they need through an intuitive self-service portal, while IT maintains full control over how these provisioned environments are configured, helping them reap the cost and agility benefits of GCP using the development tools and processes they’ve built up over the years. It’s also an elegant way to rein in VM sprawl, helping organizations manage the ad-hoc environments that spring up with new projects. CloudBolt even provides a way to automatically scan and discover VMs in both on-prem and cloud environments.

Teams can get started immediately with this self-service tutorial. Or join us for our upcoming webinar featuring CloudBolt’s CTO Bernard Sanders and Google’s Product Management lead for Developer Tools on January 26th. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us to explore which enterprise workloads make the most sense for your cloud initiatives.

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