fluid Operations today released new versions of its two core products: eCloudManager and Information Workbench. The products are based on the fluidOps Platform which delivers functionalities for cloud automation and semantic data management. To reflect the complete integration of the two products and the capitalization on the common underlying fluidOps Platform, the two fluidOps products have adopted the same version number: 5.1.
fluidOps Platform Enhancements
Designed to deliver the necessary flexibility to develop new, customized solutions (i.e. highly reusable artifacts) targeting specific domains or uses cases which convert the installation of the core platform into a domain-specific, end-user oriented application, the fluidOps Platform provides a comprehensive Solution Development Kit (SDK). The Platform SDK comprises numerous components serving as customization and extension points. This includes an open API, semantic data integration through data providers, support for OWL ontology modeling and semantic data management, rules and workflows, as well as an extensible pool of pre-defined widgets enabling dynamic visualizations and reports. With this release, the SDK has been enhanced to deliver scripts, best practices as well as documentation for creating new applications.
What’s new in eCloudManager 5.1?
The revised eCloudManager version includes:
- Zone editor allowing for simplified zone definition, and introduction of regions as cluster-spanning zones
- Extended networking support – providers for Brocade SAN and Ethernet switches to automatically retrieve network information, display dependencies, define configurations and collect and visualize performance data
- Improved mechanisms to execute custom steps within pre-defined eCloudManager workflows
- User interface refinements to allow for interactive commands
- Updated providers for Libvirt, Cisco UCS, NetApp, EMC Symmetrix and EMC VNX
- Additional enhancements including Virtual Landscape start and stop framework, improved monitoring of SAP applications; Self-Service portal based on semantic wiki technology
What’s new in Information Workbench 5.1?
The new Information Workbench version includes:
- Implementation of two new widgets: (1) code execution widget to invoke Java and Groovy methods with parameters specified by the user and (2) actionable result widget allowing to invoke user-defined actions on query results
- Enhancements for UI customizations including the ability to display content and controls based on the role of the user accessing a certain page
- Integration of a SPARQL query interface – allows for automatic validation of queries against SPARQL 1.1 syntax and auto-suggestion support for properties and classes
- Additional refinements including auto-detect for RDF import, support for MediaWiki parser functions, editor for ontology extensions
- Upgrade to Sesame 2.7