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Tips and information about CSC Agility Platform

Agility Platform certified with OpenStack Newton

OpenStack certification CSC Blogs

The CSC Agility Platform version 10.2.7 has been certified with OpenStack, specifically the Newton release. OpenStack has been a supported integration for awhile. As with any third-party product we integrate with, OpenStack has regular releases, and the Agility Platform must re-certify each version so our customers can use the two products together. The Agility Platform allows for customers to […]

CSC Agility Platform releases new integration to NSX

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I wanted to take  a moment to provide an update on the Agility Platform and the new Adapter (Integration) that was just released, the NSX Load Balancer. NSX is a feature of VMware NSX for vSphere (NSX-V). Application designers can now drag and drop NSX directly into Agility Platform blueprints. Our customers regularly deploy services […]

CSC Agility Platform now integrated with Docker Swarm

Docker Swarm Agility Platform CSC Blogs

The CSC Agility Platform team has just released a brand new integration (Adapter) to Docker Swarm. Docker Swarm is a clustering and scheduling tool for Docker containers. Swarm allows IT administrators and developers to manage a cluster of Docker nodes as a single virtual system. With this new Adapter, the Agility Platform can now orchestrate the deployment of Docker containers […]

Agility Platform certified with OpenStack Mitaka

OpenStack Liberty CSC Agility Platform CSC Blogs

The CSC Agility Platform version 10.2.5 has been certified with OpenStack, specifically with the Mitaka release. OpenStack has been a supported integration for awhile, but as with any third-party product we integrate with, OpenStack has regular releases, and the Agility Platform must re-certify each version so our customers can use the two products together. The Agility Platform allows for […]

Integrating monitoring to the Agility Platform

monitoring service CSC Blogs

A while back I blogged about monitoring. I covered a little bit of history and listed some of the challenges IT faces on what to monitor, how much monitoring is enough, etc. Today, I want to talk about how the Agility Platform approaches monitoring. The Agility Platform is able to monitor the instances that are provisioned; it just needs […]

CSC Agility Platform now integrated with Virtustream

CSC cloud adapter Virtustream CSC Blogs

The CSC Agility Platform team released a new integration (Adapter) to Virtustream xStream. Virtustream’s xStream is a comprehensive cloud management tool focused on efficient application management and service delivery for enterprises and service providers. The Agility Platform provides a single unified console across multiple Public and Private Cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, VMWare, SoftLayer and many others. With the addition […]

Agility Platform now integrated with F5 Local Traffic Manager

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I have great news for customers who are using public/private cloud tools that do not offer a way to manage and direct network traffic, and for customers who want to keep their Blueprints as portable as possible. The Agility team just released a formal integration into F5 Network’s Local Traffic Manager. If you are deploying an application that has some […]

Exploring Blueprint portability in Agility Platform

blueprints portability Agility Platform CSC Blogs

With the Agility Platform, Blueprints are a way for application owners to drag and drop the technologies and components required to deploy a new instance of the application or service offering. This may be something simple, like an internal website that needs an operating system, Web server, maybe a load balancer. Or it may be […]

Agility Platform 10.2.2 released

Agility Platform update

I don’t typically blog about maintenance releases, but with the Agility Platform 10.2.2 release, there are some nice Easter eggs! Release Manager: One common request we receive from our customers is to make things easier to use and to have less mouse clicks to complete tasks. With this release, users will now be able to create […]

CSC Agility Platform now integrated with IBM SoftLayer

Cloud CSC Blogs

If you are looking for a place to host your workloads, there are quite a few options out there.   Depending upon your requirements or preferences, one may stand out more than the others. Since the Agility Platform sits on top of public/private cloud tools and providers, CSC provides formal integrations into the popular providers […]