Planner provides a systematic, disciplined approach to profile, score, approve, and migrate existing applications and virtual machines to fully governed hybrid cloud environments.
Enterprise application portfolios can be quite large and diverse, containing several thousand different types of applications and workloads. Planner imports existing application information from sources such as CMDBs, and combines this with cloud service provider capabilities to analyze, classify and score workloads according to a programmable criteria set. Planner generates Cloud Readiness™ and Cloud Value™ scores for each workload and systematically compares and provides recommendations for a best fit cloud environment.
Migrate Enterprise Application Portfolios to the Cloud
The resulting scores and any remediation actions are then tracked in a customizable approval workflow, and upon approval, seamlessly promoted to Designer and the next lifecycle stage where they are assembled and configured for cloud deployment. Planner also captures initial policy parameters during workload profiling including workload sizing and placement criteria, security parameters, operating limits, and regulatory restrictions. These policy definitions are retained for later refinement and enforcement when end users provision these workloads later in the lifecycle.
Automatically Discover and Import Virtual Machines
Planner also enables you to automatically discover and import existing virtual machines (VMs) deployed from other third-party provisioning tools. Upon VM import from either private or public cloud environments, the Agility Platform enforces the specified policies on those VMs to ensure complete governance, security, and control. These existing VMs can be imported in bulk, with governance and security policies applied systematically upon import, or manually applied after import is complete. Once imported, these VMs can be published through Store, monitored via Operations, and otherwise leverage the full range of capabilities provided by the Agility Platform.