I’m proud to announce that Open Source Scalr 4.5 was released earlier this week by the engineering team here at Scalr!
When we released Open Source Scalr 4.4 last quarter, we took a moment to look back at how far Scalr had come since its humble beginnings 6 years ago. This time, I’d like us to instead look forward to where Scalr is headed.
The Road Ahead: The Enterprise
Scalr adoption in the Enterprise is expanding at an outstanding pace. Companies such as Expedia and Samsung are successfully using it in production, and providing extremely useful feedback regarding their use cases and expectations for a CMP.
Therefore, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that Scalr has added new features that are highly appealing to Enterprise IT! Notable features include:
- Lease Management: Never worry about terminating unused cloud resources ever again. Let Scalr handle it. Use Lease Management to reduce waste and save money.
- Governance: Transparently enforce IT policies and restrict the network topologies and cloud resources that are available to your Scalr end-users.
- Role Based Access Control, LDAP authentication: Restrict access to Scalr features on a per-user basis and integrate with existing identity management systems.
- Windows support: Scalarizr support for Windows is now on par with Linux. It even supports Orchestration!
For this release, we’ve also added support for two enterprise OpenStack-based cloud platforms: Nebula and CloudScaling OCS.