Morpheus Data Enhances Integrations with OpenStack, AWS and Dell EMC
November 01, 2018

Morpheus Data rolled out enhancements to its next-gen multi-cloud management platform (CMP) in support of hybrid IT projects at large enterprises and service providers.

News highlights include:

- Expanded OpenStack support

- Automation with AWS CloudFormation

- Dell Technologies storage and cloud integration

The Morpheus next-generation CMP simplifies hybrid IT management across clouds, assuring compliance, and providing developers resources on demand.

“Digital transformation happens at the intersection of DevOps and Cloud which is putting extreme pressure on IT,” said Brad Parks, VP of Business Development, Morpheus Data. “Morpheus addresses the cloud complexity crisis while at the same time unleashing developer productivity.”

Morpheus gives hybrid IT organizations the ability to take advantage of open source agility and manage multi-cloud environments which include OpenStack without adding incremental complexity. With the latest software release Morpheus is simplifying OpenStack management by enabling customers to directly orchestrate actions from the Morpheus interface, enabling them to:

- Boost agility by creating OpenStack Octavia load balancers and assigning to VMs for dynamic scaling as application needs change

- Streamline software-defined network management by creating and attaching OpenStack Neutron SDNs and domain name assignments

- Simplify management by connecting directly from the Morpheus UI to instances running within OpenStack via hypervisor console access

Morpheus provides powerful infrastructure-as-code (IaC) application blueprints which are completely platform and cloud agnostic. These templates blend the power of declarative JSON/YAML scripting with an intuitive graphical interface (GUI) designed for everyday administrators trying to support continuous integration and delivery processes (CI/CD).

With today’s announcement, Morpheus now supports execution of application blueprints using native AWS CloudFormation in addition to existing support for HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft ARM, and native Morpheus templates. With support for a full suite of IaC template languages, Morpheus lets IT operations teams to enforce governance and standardize provisioning processes while still letting DevOps teams increase agility with their toolchain of choice.

Morpheus worked with Dell EMC to integrate Isilon and ECS for file and object storage as well as Avamar data protection into its multi-cloud management platform. Morpheus has also integrated Virtustream, the cloud services business of Dell Technologies, enabling customers to consolidate management of public, private, and managed cloud platforms.

These new integrations, together with connectivity into over 20 other public and private cloud platforms will enable DevOps teams to instantly deploy new application stacks to any cloud, attach to unstructured data repositories, and establish data protection as part of a single workflow.

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