Intercloud Fabric Provider Platform
simplifies the complexity involved in working with a variety of public cloud
APIs, and enables cloud API support for service providers who currently do not
have API support.
provides an extensible adapter framework that allows integration with a variety
of provider cloud infrastructure management platforms, such as OpenStack,
CloudStack, VMware vCloud Director, and any other API that can be integrated
through a software development kit (SDK) provided by Cisco.
providers have their own proprietary cloud APIs—such as Amazon EC2 and Windows
Azure—that give customers limited choices and provide no easy method for moving
from one provider to another.
abstracts this complexity and translates
cloud API calls to cloud platform APIs of different provider infrastructure
platforms, giving customers the option of moving their workloads regardless of
the cloud API exposed by the service provider.
Many service providers
do not provide cloud APIs that
can use to deploy customers' workloads. One option for these providers is to
provide direct access to their virtual machine manager's SDK or API, such as
vCenter or System Center, which exposes the provider environment and is not a
preferred option for service providers due to security concerns.
as the first point of authentication for the customer cloud when requesting
cloud resources, enforces highly secure access to the provider environment. In
provides the cloud APIs that are required for service providers to be part of
the provider ecosystem for
As the interface
from customer cloud environments and provider clouds (public and virtual
provides the following benefits:
brings uniformity to cloud APIs, making it easier for
to consume cloud services from service providers that are part of the
access to a service provider's underlying cloud platform.
utilization rate per customer or tenant environment.
northbound APIs for service providers for integration with existing management
usage per tenant.
usage per tenant.