What is CoreStack™

CoreStack™ is an Orchestration Framework that automates and manages your IT infrastructure and its entire life cycle. CoreStack™ provides a unified platform to deliver services across business, application and infrastructure layers (on-premise, public, private or hybrid).

Core stands for Converged Orchestration Engine, which brings together multiple public & private cloud platforms, configuration management tools and other IT life cycle management tools.

Platforms and Tools that integrate with CoreStack™

CoreStack™ framework currently supports the following cloud platforms and tools. More platforms/tools will be integrated in to the framework based on the technical road map and customer needs.

Service Type Services (Platforms / Tools) currently supported by CoreStack™
Public Clouds AWS, Azure, Any OpenStack powered Public Cloud, Oracle Cloud
Private Clouds OpenStack, vCenter, CloudStack
Configuration Management Chef, Puppet, Ansible
Scripts Shell, Powershell Scripts
Monitoring Nagios, sFlow, Zabbix
Deployment (CI / CD) Jenkins
Log Management LogStash, Elastic Search

The capabilities offered by the platform include Self Service for end users of IT, Operations Management for IT Admin teams and Cost Optimization for Finance teams.

Solving challenges of key stakeholders with CoreStack™

The challenges faced by the key stakeholders and how the platform helps them are explained:

Stakeholder Challenges Faced, Need How CoreStack™ helps
Dev/QA Teams
  1. Lead time to get dev/test environments in Cloud through traditional help-desk mechanism. Agility offered by Cloud is lost.
  1. Self Service Portal with App/Service Catalog from multiple clouds to choose from. Instant provisioning & access.
IT Operations Admins
  1. Need to get trained on multiple clouds, tools being adopted.
  2. Shadow IT causing lack of control over security & standards.
  3. Difficulty in manually managing multiple platforms & tools.
  1. Single pane of glass to manage all cloud platforms & tools.
  2. Brokerage cloud services, define standard & secure App/Service Catalog for consumption.
  3. Template-based orchestration connecting all platforms/tools.
Finance
  1. Lack of pro-active control over public cloud spend.
  2. Lack of visibility over private cloud usage cost.
  3. Need for Dept/Team level control.
  1. Policy-based orchestration to optimize usage & save cost.
  2. Chargeback reports.
  3. Dept/Team wise budget control for cloud spend.