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 Cisco Intercloud
Services - V, and any other API that can be integrated through a software
development kit (SDK) provided by Cisco.
Currently, service providers have their own proprietary cloud APIs—such
as Amazon EC2 and Windows Azure—that give customers limited choices and do not
provide an 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 used 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 the virtual machine (VM) manager's SDK or API, such as
vCenter or System Center. However, this option exposes the provider environment
and is not preferred by service providers because of 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 between the
from customer cloud environments and provider clouds (public and virtual
provides the following benefits:
Standardizes and brings uniformity to cloud APIs, making it easier
to consume cloud services from service providers that are a part of the
Helps secure access to a service provider's underlying cloud
Limits the utilization rate per customer or tenant environment.
Provides northbound APIs for service providers for integration with
existing management platforms.
Monitors resource usage for each tenant.
Meters resource usage for each tenant.