AnyCloud

AnyCloud

Our AnyCloud offers clients the benefit of managing multiple workloads and applications through a single pane of glass.

AnyCloud optimises cost with built-in analytics and reporting, budgeting and policy enforcement.

A hybrid Multi-cloud management platform, AnyCloud enables clients to deploy and manage any workload, in any cloud. The platform gives clients the ability to manage physical infrastructure, manage and deploy virtual machines, containers and/or software services – all from a single cloud portal. This gives clients the flexibility and agility that they need to look after the important things in their business, while we ensure they are able to scale as requirements grow and change.

Key Features

Key Features

Manage all compute workloads regardless of where they are hosted (Saicom, On-prem, GCP, AWS, Azure…)

Complete self service

Manage all workloads from a single platform

No lock-in

Integrate with a diverse set of applications seamlessly to help you manage infrastructure

100% vendor agnostic

Scale easily to meet growing requirements

Blueprint your infrastructure-as-code coupled with Full API capabilities

Features and Benefits

Features and Benefits

Consolidated management, systematic configuration and granular control enables a powerful, yet user friendly experience.

Hybrid Multi-cloud management
Centralised deployment and management of any workload in any cloud

Reporting
Simple and elegant reporting

Role Based Access Control
Granular and easily controlled user management

Approvals
Policy driven approval process to help control Shadow IT

Full API capability
DevOps friendly, giving full Infrastructure-as-code capability

Monitoring
Real-time and simple, yet comprehensive monitoring and logging

Security
Suite of flexible security solutions

Budget Control
Keep control of cloud spend from a single dashboard

Automation
Powerful and near limitless automation options

Data Protection
Data Management integration allowing further consolidation of services

What is Colocation and Cloud Hosting?

What is Colocation and Cloud Hosting?

Colocation

Colocation is the practice of placing client owned physical infrastructure into Saicom provided
rackspace in the Teraco Data Centres, which can then be managed through our AnyCloud Platform.

We have partnered with Teraco Data Centres to provide hosted solutions that deliver the highest levels of security, an optimal operating environment and unparalleled business continuity. By moving off-site and opting for a hybrid IT infrastructure model, clients are able to reduce infrastructure management requirements, free up time and money to focus on the technology that moves their businesses forward.

Cloud Hosting

Cloud Hosting is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to
store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. This can be consumed directly through both public and private clouds.

Private cloud integration within AnyCloud ensures maximum uptime, availability and
world-class security. Saicom’s private cloud suits companies with shared infrastructure for its virtual environments, as it features lower costs, easier scalability and minimal maintenance. A dedicated private cloud provides a virtual environment for greater control over workloads and data.

Public cloud partnerships within the AnyCloud platform allows for seamless consumption and integration tied to the product offering from public cloud providers like Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon (AWS) and Microsoft Azure amongst others.

Saicom Physical Hosting
Colocation / Physical Hosting
Applications
Data
Runtime
Middleware
O/S
Virtualisation
Servers
Storage
Networking
Customer Managed
Saicom Infrastructure as a Service
Infrastructure as a Service
Applications
Data
Runtime
Middleware
O/S
Virtualisation
Servers
Storage
Networking
Customer Managed
Saicom Platform as a Service
Platform as a Service
Applications
Data
Runtime
Middleware
O/S
Virtualisation
Servers
Storage
Networking
Saicom Managed
Saicom Software as a Service
Software as a Service
Applications
Data
Runtime
Middleware
O/S
Virtualisation
Servers
Storage
Networking
Saicom Managed

Managing workloads

Managing workloads through the AnyCloud portal

Fast delivery times, minimal setup and no extra hardware setup, enables an easy seamless experience.

Blueprinting and custom image creation
Maintain uniform configuration across multiple clouds by blueprinting or creating custom virtual images that are likely to be deployed more than once

Wide selection of built in Integrations
These enable you to get your environments configured the way you want and working the way you need

Analytics
Use analytics and reporting to drive better decisions on workload placement and cost management using real-time cloud cost comparisons

Policy based management
Use policies to govern deployments, workflows, backups, provision approvals and more

Monitoring and alerting system
Use the built in and configurable monitoring system to view at a glance, the health of all environments as well as alert on predefined thresholds/triggers

Integrated load balancing
Use load balancers in part of the provisioning process to ensure streamlined service delivery

Resource scalability
Easily scale infrastructure as needed with instance reconfiguration options

Infrastructure grouping and labelling
For easier reporting and filtering on group and labelled infrastructure tags

Keys and SSL cert management
Manage key pairs and SSL certificates from a central location for use in any connected system

Saicom AnyCloud Managing Workloads

*This is not a complete list of the integrations possible within AnyCloud.

Billing models

Billing models

Colocation billing model

Colocation Fees Full Rack Half Rack Per U
Rackspace Yes Yes Yes
*Additional Power Ports No Yes Yes
*Additional Network Ports No No Yes
*Additional Uplinks Yes Yes No
AnyCloud Instance Management Fee Optional Optional Optional

*Note – additional fees included will be based on connectivity and security requirements

Anycloud billing model

AnyCloud Fees (Saicom Partnertships) vCPU Memory Storage AnyCloud Instance Management Fee
Saicom Private Cloud Yes Yes Yes No
Google Cloud Platform Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Azure Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other Public Clouds Yes Yes Yes Yes

*Note – additional fees included will be based on connectivity and security requirements

**Workloads or instances deployed into public clouds, using Saicom public cloud accounts, via the AnyCloud portal will be on-billed through the AnyCloud billing engine.

***Workloads or instances deployed into public clouds, using customer public cloud accounts will be directly billed to the customer by the public cloud provider.

Saicom AnyCloud Billing Model

Instance Management fees

AnyCloud Instance Management fees

AnyCloud Instances are associated with the service that is being delivered to get the most value from the platform. This is described below:

Should a physical/bare metal server be running one or more application services, these will be considered a billable instance.

In Kubernetes, a Deployment or StatefulSet is considered an instance, this could be a single tpod deployment or multiple containers acting as a single service.

For workloads provisioned by third party blueprint tools such as Terraform, CloudFormation, etc each underlying VM or Compute instance would be considered a billable instance.

If a physical/bare metal server is running a hypervisor, only the Virtual Machines running on that physical/bare metal server will be considered billable instances.

For instances and blueprints provisioned entirely using the preconfigured content library items, the provisioned service counts as a single billable instance. Example a 3-node MySQL behind a load balancer would be counted as a single billable instance.

Saicom AnyCloud Instance Management

Integrations

Integrations

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