Cloud


Nastel Supports Cloud Environments
Private, Public, Hybrid Clouds

Nastel Technologies is committed to offering our customers full cloud support. We design our products to work with all the environments our customers choose to use, including mainframe, on-premise virtual environments and public and private and hybrid cloud environments.

Large enterprise IT environments will always have to make use of existing architectures with modern contemporary architectures and a continual need to include leading edge new technologies. Nastel is committed to supporting the entire needed environment.

Modern application architectures make use of a number of different cloud architectures, with many platform, infrastructure and management layer choices being described as SaaS (Software as a service), PaaS (Platform as a Service), Iaas (Infrastructre as a Service), DaaS (Data as a Service), with various levels of approaches (Single-Instance, Multi-Instance, Multi-Tennant and Flex-Tennacy). There are numerous vendors offering different levels of cloud including some of the most commonly considered; Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud Computing.

Virtual machines (VM’s) provide all the functionality delivered by physical machines and their operating systems, and multiple VM’s are managed by an underlying hypervisor allowing many VM’s to run in a large physical environment.

There are layer upon layer of management and operating system software that allows for flexible deployment of virtual machines.

One of the most often requested Platform as a Service (PaaS) products is Docker. Docker allows software to be delivered as packages called containers, which contain all of the elements of software, libraries and configuration information required to implement a virtual instance of a specific application. Using Docker is considered a best practice by many current enterprise environments, as it allows the deployment of multiple instances of an application to me managed effectively.

Another often-considered Platform as a Service component is Kubernetes. Kubernetes is a open-source container design, management and deliver solution (often referred to as Orchestration). Kubernetes is often used in conjunction with Docker to allow for the deployment of as need fully configured virtual environments.
Nastel Technologies products are designed to be implemented both on-premise and in all cloud infrastructures. We deploy using Docker when this is needed, and offer support for Kubernetes environments.

The decision about what form of cloud or on-premise environment is to be used is often driven by various commercial, technical and security conditions. Nastel Technologies continually works with customers and prospects to ensure that our products are able to support the widest range of platforms, and platform components.

Many enterprise IT environments make use of private cloud architectures and implement internal charge-back processes to manage usage changes. Nastel Technologies solutions provide support for these forms of metered usage.

Using Nastel Navigator to Manage a queue manager created with IBM MQ on cloud.

A selection of the cloud platforms and related products that Nastel Technologies supports

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a metered pay-as-you-go basis. 

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through Microsoft-managed data centers.

IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud is a cloud computing platform and associated services.

Docker

Docker is a set of coupled software-as-a-service (saas) and platform-as-a-service (paas) products that use operating-system-level virtualization to develop and deliver software in packages called containers.

Kubernetes

Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating application deployment, scaling, and management.

GitHub

Nastel Technologies maintains a github library of connectors that we have build, maintain and provide under an open-source license

VMware

VMware provides cloud computing and virtualization software and services.

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