Calm opens new self service possibilities. Blueprints can be published directly to end users through the Nutanix Marketplace – a central location for one-click deployments. Utilize pre-integrated blueprints from Nutanix and our partners to simplify the set-up of popular applications.
In addition, any custom blueprint can be published to the Marketplace, enabling IT to offer other groups one-click, self-service provisioning of any application.
Application Lifecycle Management
Provision, configure, scale, upgrade and delete applications across cloud environments, including Nutanix-powered private clouds and public clouds. Begin with automation of common lifecycle activities, gradually grow into multi-step processes and eventually design complex blueprints that span multiple environments and teams. Calm also provides role-based governance and audit for actions and users.
With Calm, you're ready to automate the provisioning of hybrid cloud architectures, managing both multi-tiered and distributed applications across different cloud environments, from a single control plane. Calm supports all the major public clouds—AWS, Azure, and GCP—in addition to on-prem private clouds powered by AHV or ESXi. Calm also supports most popular distributions of containers and Kubernetes for application deployment, including Karbon, Nutanix’s Kubernetes management solution.
Consumption Monitoring and Forecasting
By assigning costs to resources within a blueprint, organizations get a consolidated view of resource consumption and costs. When applied to multiple environments, Calm provides a simple way to understand the overall utilization and true cost of public cloud consumption.
With Calm, applications are defined via simple blueprints that can be easily created using industry standard skills and control all aspects of the application’s lifecycle, such as provisioning, scaling, and cleanup. These blueprints can be created through the UI or via code with a Python-based DSL, including seamless conversion. Once created, a blueprint can be easily published to end users through the Nutanix Marketplace, instantly transforming a complex provisioning ticket into a simple one-click request.
Nutanix Calm plug-in for ServiceNOW enables you to launch Calm blueprints in ServiceNOW platform as service catalog items. The Calm plug-in helps to automate the application provisioning and life-cycle management by allowing you to leverage IT Services Management (ITSM) and IT Operations management (ITOM) processes that are defined by the customers in ServiceNOW and speed time-to-value through automation.
“This solution brings one-click hybrid cloud networking to Nutanix’s hyper-convergedcompute, storage and virtualization stack.”
– Steven Mih, CEO of Aviatrix
“Calm provides the ability to seamlessly select, provision, and manage business applications across both private and public clouds. Being able to deploy both an on-premise and cloud environment with just one click is definitely something I’m looking forward to.”
- Ravi Misra, Chief Information Officer
“Calm technology adds native application orchestration and lifecycle management tools which will enable the Research Cloud to scale using, not just the on-premise infrastructure, but resources from Amazon, Azure and Google public cloud platforms all from the same unified self-service portal.”
- Ryan Kennedy, Academic Computing Team Manager at the University of Reading