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Tuesday, 09 February 2016 12:41

Scalr Cloud Management Platform adds an API and command line

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The new public beta release of Scalr’s cloud-agnostic cloud management solution includes policy-driven cloud management through a new RESTful API and Command Line Tool

Scalr has launched the much awaited public beta of its enterprise cloud management platform (CMP) for managing public and private clouds. The new release features several updates aimed at the DevOps community including a command-line interface, improved error reporting, multiple API keys, and a completely RESTful interface.

For those not in the know, Scalr is a CMP to govern, audit, and manage cloud usage from a single console across a number of different public and private cloud solutions including Amazon EC2, Google Compute Engine, Azure, Rackspace, IDC Frontier, Mirantis, Cloudstack, HP Helion, OpenStack, VMware and more.

New Scalr features in the beta include a new command line tool wrapper allows data to be output in different formats – from yaml to json to xml. The command line tool also features autocomplete commands for consistency and reduced errors, which helps increase user speed and accuracy.  Scalr objects can also be imported and exported to ease mobility across environments, as well as the ability to easily share and version Scalr objects. 

Additionally,the new beta includes tools to support infrastructure as code and allows users to have multiple API keys, giving them the opportunity to have different access and user rights for different sets of systems. 

“Today’s IT Leaders have a fiduciary duty to architect infrastructure in a cloud-agnostic manner to ensure it is future-proof,” said Sebastian Stadil, CEO of Scalr. “This latest version of the Scalr platform helps further orchestrate, automate and enforce policy across hybrid clouds to drive even greater efficiency for cloud stakeholders.”

Scalr, recently closed a $7.35 million Series A round of financing, led by OpenView Venture Partners and has more than 400 corporate customers, including Samsung, Nokia, Accenture, Sony, CBS, Merkle, Acxiom, Expedia, Autodesk, and NASA.

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