Coming to Your Private Cloud: Self-service
Enterprises are under pressure to innovate by deploying new web, mobile, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications that better engage customers and harvest greater insight from operational data. Failing to innovate means falling behind the competition. Cloud platforms like AWS or Google offer lower costs, faster deployments, and greater flexibility, and have drawn increasing interest from IT managers as a means to support these new applications with limited budget.
The EDB Postgres™ Platform from EnterpriseDB® (EDB™) features new capabilities that enable database administrators (DBAs) to bring the ease and speed of provisioning and managing databases in the cloud to on-premises deployments. The new technology, EDB Postgres Cloud Management, integrates with OpenStack. It enables DBAs to provide their internal and external customers Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS). Cloud Management lets DBAs configure databases ahead of time and users can choose standardized server sizes based on their needs, use cases, and business objectives to speed application development, testing, and production with self-service deployments.
EDB Postgres Cloud Management currently is in Beta with general availability planned for Q3 2016. If you are interested in providing feedback, join EDB’s 2016 Beta program here and designate in the form EDB Postgres Cloud Management.
Before cloud management technology was available, DBAs had to rely on several infrastructure teams to provide and configure virtual machines; install the operating system and software; add storage; and assign VIPs. This often resulted in long lead times to deliver new databases.
However, with DBaaS with Cloud Management up and running, infrastructure tasks are automated, as is the installation and configuration of EDB Postgres. EDB Postgres Cloud Management features a comprehensive management console with an easy-to-use interface for creating new databases based on pre-configured server sizes, machine images, and database releases.
Below are some of the images that end users experience when using EDB Postgres Cloud Management:
In only a few clicks, Cloud Management configures EDB Postgres for optimal performance with backup and point-in-time-recovery for disaster recovery and streaming replication for high availability and improved read and write scalability.
Cloud Management’s capacity management will automatically add storage to your database server should the database reach a customizable threshold. It will also elastically scale up read replicas to absorb peak performance workloads based on server connections.
Its ability to scale machine sizes up and down as needed allows you to choose the server size that is appropriate for your needs using resources best and at the lowest cost.
You can also easily clone a database server for testing or troubleshooting without impacting the production server.
With greater powers to provision and maintain Database-as-a-Service on-premises, DBAs can better support DevOps and help speed innovation so their organization can stay competitive.
Sandra Wiecki is Director Product Marketing at EnterpriseDB.