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Morpheus Data Helps Enterprises Bridge the Agility Gap with End-to-End Orchestration of Hybrid IT on Virtually Any Cloud and Platform

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Expanded integrations for software-defined networks, multi-cloud
availability, and configuration management

Today, Morpheus
Data
announced major updates to its next generation cloud management
platform (CMP) which will help IT Operations teams orchestrate software
defined networks, multi-cloud high availability, and leading
configuration management tools.

By bringing together over 75 third-party tools under a single
out-of-the-box automation engine, Morpheus lets IT quickly provide
self-service provisioning to developers and accelerate application
deployments by 150x or more.

New integrations enable customers to:

  • Simplify networking with VMware NSX and phpIPAM
  • Assure service levels with the Zerto IT Resilience Platform
  • Scale IT automation with Ansible Tower and Ansible Vault

According to 451 Research, top factors influencing customers choice of
CMP include security, tool integration, support for hybrid architecture,
and orchestration of all stack layers. "Businesses competing in the
digital economy must transform or die,"
says William Fellows, VP of
Research, 451 Research. "The paradox is that the more important the
role of infrastructure, the more important that it is to shield users
from having to directly interact with it – that's why cloud management
and DevOps have become so critical."
(Download
the 451 Research Cloud Management Market Map
)

The Morpheus multi-cloud management platform insulates developers from
the complexities of app deployment and simplifies automation of complex
workflows for IT operations. "Keeping up with new technologies is
virtually impossible for organizations already drowning in technical
debt,"
said Brad Parks, VP of Business Development, Morpheus Data. "Our
API integration leadership means customers can focus more on service
delivery and less on maintaining brittle DIY automation projects."

Accelerate network provisioning in software-defined datacenters

As enterprises and service providers seek to quickly deliver new
services, they are driving the adoption of software-defined networks
(SDN) at 39% CAGR between 2017 and 2023i. SDNs enable IT to
make networking changes on the fly, which is critical when dealing with
unpredictable demand.

However, networking is just one of many components that must be
automated to instantly respond to service requests. This is why Morpheus
Data added SDN orchestration as part of its end-to-end self-service
provisioning platform earlier
this year
starting with Cisco ACI.

Today's announcement extends
SDN support to VMware NSX
to enable seamless orchestration of
virtual cloud networks and automation of NSX alongside other key
networking tasks such as IP Address Management, DNS, and more. With just
a few mouse clicks, customers can add their NSX Manager to the Morpheus
CMP; once added, Morpheus will synchronize Transport Zones, Logical
Switches, and Edge Gateways. Customers can also create NSX services
directly from Morpheus, eliminating the need to wait on networking
teams. The NSX integration builds on existing VMware
support in Morpheus
for vSphere and vCloud Director.

With this release, Morpheus has also added
phpIPAM
to its list of third-party IP address management
integrations which already includes Infoblox and Bluecat. Once pointed
at the IPAM API server, Morpheus ingests all IP pool and DNS zone
details. Morpheus can automatically assign IP addresses and create DNS
records at provisioning time plus provide cleanup upon teardown without
users having to go into a different interface.

Assure SLAs by modernizing multi-cloud provisioning AND protection

Storage and data management is a core element of digital transformation
initiatives, however legacy approaches to storage simply don't have the
ability to support multi-cloud automation required by today's agile
enterprises.

Morpheus provides the ability to set data protection policies across
clouds with cloud-native backup integration as well as support for Veeam
and Commvault. With the newest release, Morpheus has partnered with
Zerto to enable real-time establishment of continuous data protection
policies that leverage the Zerto IT Resilience Platform.

"Our vision is to eliminate silos associated with legacy backup and
enable protection of any app on any cloud to ensure resilience in IT
operations,"
said Rob Strechay, SVP of Product, Zerto. "The
integration into Morpheus enables our combined multi-cloud customers to
modernize protection as they modernize provisioning."

In addition to data protection updates, the latest Morpheus release
includes enhanced Object Storage and CIFS/NFS connectivity to take
advantage of lower cost and more scalable repositories for unstructured
data. Customers can now create, browse, upload, download and delete
files, integrate object storage into backup and archive services,
include object stores as part of application blueprints, and move data
between cloud services.

Standardize orchestration across configuration services and clouds

In a properly managed DevOps organization, developers have self-service
access to deploy application components in a consistent way in all
phases of the pipeline and all changes go through configuration
management (CM), which allows organizations to assure proper state and
enforce change control policy.

Morpheus assures IT is able to use the right tool for the right job.
Customers can use configuration management tools such as Chef,
SaltStack, Ansible, or Puppet to help assure configuration state for
software components while using Morpheus to provide fine grained
role-based access around cloud provisioning, networking configuration,
monitoring, scaling, and other application lifecycle tasks.

With the most recent release, Morpheus has extended its Ansible
integration to include Ansible Tower. The integration enables Morpheus
to inventory Tower via API to retrieve playbooks, variables, and host
information as well as support the initiation of execution requests that
include Ansible Vault credentials. By combining Ansible with Morpheus
customers can eliminate the brittleness that comes from over-reliance on
configuration management as the sole approach to automation.

For more information, visit www.morpheusdata.com

Upcoming Events

Morpheus will be at VMworld US in Las Vegas August 26th to 29th
at BOOTH 2136 as well as at various DevOpsDays throughout August and
September. If you'd like to setup time for a demo or meeting at an
upcoming event please contact us at www2.morpheusdata.com/demo
or on Twitter @MorpheusDude.

About Morpheus Data, LLC

Morpheus Data, LLC is the entity behind the Morpheus unified
orchestration platform, the only enterprise software solution to provide
a systematic approach to cloud optimization, multi-cloud governance,
DevOps automation, and application modernization. As a one-hundred
percent infrastructure and platform agnostic solution, Morpheus provides
IT Operations and Developers fully self-service and automated
provisioning of bare metal, VM, and containerized applications running
on-premises or in the public cloud. With more built-in integrations and
native functionality than any other platform, customers can standardize
workflows and reduce tool sprawl while orchestrating existing tools to
protect investments.

i Market Research Future SDN Market Research Report – Global
Forecast 2023. https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/software-defined-networking-market-1607

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