Release: Novell Cloud Manager 1.1

Last week Novell, now owned by Attachmate, has updated its management solution for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud computing platforms: Cloud Manager.

Launched in September, the product has been quickly updated to introduce interesting additional capabilities:

  • Virtualization hosts and virtual machines import
    The objects from the existing virtual infrastructure can be imported and manipulated in the Cloud Manager inventory. Xen, VMware ESX and Microsoft Hyper-V supported.
  • Manual resources allocation
    Administrators can modify resources allocated for each workload deployed in the cloud without re-provisioning it.
  • Multi-currency
    Cloud Manager ships with a chargeback module that allows to assign costs to workloads, resources and services. This component now supports multiple currencies.

  • Multiple workloads ordering
    The GUI now allows to order multiple workloads with a single request.
  • Support for logical disks
    Logical disks can be added to any workload template.
  • iPhone client
    Novell now offers a free app for the Apple iPhone to remotely manage the cloud infrastructure. No iPad version yet.