Snow Commander is the fastest way to deploy and automate provisioning and enable self-service IT across virtualized, private and public cloud infrastructures while optimizing costs and resources.
End User Self-Service & Distributed Administration
Commander enables personalized self-service for IT and business users through easily customizable service catalogs and an on-demand user portal. Commander self-service empowers business and DevOps teams to quickly get the most out of your private and public infrastructure.
Multi-Hypervisor and Multi-Cloud Management
From a platform-neutral, single console, Commander analyzes, federates, manages and orchestrates across private, public and hybrid cloud environments, including VMware vSphere, Microsoft® Hyper-V, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft® Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as Kubernetes distribution.
Provisioning Automation and Application Deployment
Built-in orchestration to automate approvals, provisioning, decommissioning and custom actions to reduce provisioning time, eliminate sprawl, and manage the lifecycle of virtual assets.
Flexible Workflows and Lifecycle Management
Easily customizable and extensible through a web-based user interface, it addresses your particular IT and business needs. Easily leverage any pre-existing scripts, or make use of Commander’s library of workflow building blocks.
Intelligent Resource Optimization and Capacity Management
With policy-driven Intelligent Placement and a multi-cloud catalog, Commander can automatically place new workloads in optimal locations.
Commander 7 introduces several Intelligent Placement features: the multi-cloud service catalog, placement priorities, placement attributes and per-destination quota. Together, these features mean a smaller and easier to administer service catalog, with more flexible automated provisioning.
Snow Commander guides self-service users to place workloads in the best location
The multi-cloud catalog allows you to create a single service that can be deployed on multiple private, public or hybrid clouds. You can leverage configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, and Ansible to deploy the same application across data centers and clouds. You can also use native infrastructure-as-code blueprints such as AWS Cloud Formation and Azure ARM Templates, allowing you to build applications leveraging the latest services from your public cloud provider.
With Intelligent Placement, Commander predicts and selects the best deployment destination for a new service request. Commander first filters out all destinations with insufficient resources. Then each available destination is rated based on the following criteria: Cost, Quota, and Placement Attributes. As the cloud administrator, you can customize the priority of these criteria, and you can also decide whether your end users can factor into the placement decision.
Brownfield and Greenfield Solution
Provide a lab management solution that overlays easily across both your existing private infrastructure and public cloud workloads. It provides immediate value for your pre-existing VMs and Instances, while at the same time facilitating new consumption in your various virtual datacenter sandboxes.
Fast Time To Value
Commander is amazingly easy to install and configure. With most installation and configurations taking less than 20 minutes, Commander can start deploying instances in your private/public/hybrid cloud environment almost immediately.