The Abiquo platform enables service providers and enterprises to build multi-tiered Cloud for IAAS. Abiquo is a flexible platform where you can provide controlled self-service to cloud users. And users work with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. They can create new virtual environments by simply dragging and dropping templates or using application blueprints provided by the administrators. You can completely white label the user interface with a corporate brand at the tenant level.
All of the Abiquo functions that you can perform through the GUI are also available through a RESTful API, enabling additional integration or automated configuration of the platform.
The infrastructure view provides the Cloud Admin with a summary view of the Cloud Infrastructure. The view shows Compute (CPU/Memory), Storage and Networking resources. The Cloud Admin can easily see the resources allocated to Cloud users (black) and the used resources (red), as well as the reserved public IPs (green). It is possible to allocate more resources than those that actually exist, until the users need to consume the real resources.
The resources come from multiple datacenters and public cloud regions that are listed in the Infrastructure view on the left of the GUI. The Cloud Admin is able to view and administer multiple data centers from the same interface (or single pane of glass). In private cloud, an Abiquo datacenter has Abiquo Remote Services to manage resources. So a “datacenter” may represent all the resources in one geographic location, or one part of a large environment that is broken down into multiple data centers. An Abiquo public cloud region represents resources in the public cloud, for example, Amazon EC2. The Abiquo datacenter or public cloud region is one level at which you can apply Abiquo control policies. Within the datacenter or public cloud region the Cloud Admin can view and administer resources such as Servers (compute), Networking and Storage.
Customers wish to leverage existing virtualized infrastructure. Abiquo can mange a pool of IT resources (servers, networking and external storage) that are in the same physical location on the same Local Area Network (LAN).
To create a new private cloud datacenter:
A new Datacenter is created with all available resources managed by Abiquo.