Nordcloud Klarity and IBM Multicloud: Two Names, One Toolkit

What is the IBM Multicloud toolkit?

Nordcloud are now part of the IBM family and as a result, the different products making up Nordcloud Klarity are now sold under the IBM Multicloud name to IBM customers.

Nordcloud became part of IBM in December 2020. Together, IBM and Nordcloud have been working closely to provide the best possible cloud journey for our customers.

Fernando Herrera

Fernando Herrera

CEO, Nordcloud, an IBM Company

"Easily understanding usage and costs across multiple cloud providers is an essential part of every Nordcloud customer journey, and Nordcloud Klarity has proved indispensable in providing these capabilities."

What does Nordcloud being an IBM company mean for the tool names?

Well, IBM customers are now able to access the same industry-leading suite of tools, under the IBM Multicloud brand. In other words, Nordcloud Klarity = IBM Multicloud. Different names, same toolkit. 

 

But what’s in that toolkit, exactly? Under the Nordcloud Klarity/ IBM Multicloud umbrella, we’ve got:

1. Nordcloud Klarity Core/ IBM Multicloud Accelerator

2. Nordcloud Klarity ImageFactory/ IBM Multicloud Machine Image Toolkit

3. Nordcloud Klarity Autopatcher/ IBM Multicloud AutoPatcher

4. Nordcloud Klarity Autobackup/ IBM Multicloud AutoBackup

5. Nordcloud Klarity LandingZone/ IBM Multicloud Provisioning

 

Still confused? Not to worry. Below, we’re breaking down what you need to know about each of these tools. Let’s get into it. 

Nordcloud Klarity Core/ IBM Multicloud Accelerator

What is it?

Nordcloud Klarity Core/ IBM Multicloud Accelerator is an easy-to-use dashboard that displays real-time, consolidated data on cloud costs. It gives you data insights and recommendations, automates day-to-day tasks and builds new tools across multiple cloud and hybrid environments. 

What does it do?

The platform enables you to take control of your cloud estates – transforming your business’s FinOps and accelerating development. On average, customers save 15-20% on cloud costs.

How? By allowing you to:

  • Manage cloud costs
  • Take actions to reduce, distribute and optimise cloud usage
  • Maximise efficiency through automation
  • Keep stakeholders aligned through clear and transparent cost allocation

Who is it for?

  • Nordcloud Klarity Core/ IBM Multicloud Accelerator is for organisations looking to get full visibility over their cloud estates, be able to allocate costs, forecast spend and identify savings. 

 

Read more about Klarity Core / IBM Multicloud Accelerator here

Nordcloud Klarity ImageFactory/ IBM Multicloud Machine Image Toolkit

What is it?

Nordcloud Klarity ImageFactory/ IBM Multicloud Machine Image Toolkit is a fully managed multi-cloud image hardening SaaS. 

But it’s about more than just the automation of golden image build and maintenance. We recently helped a European Telecoms company save 42% on their monthly image solution. ImageFactory is about reducing costs and risks, and strengthening compliance and security.

What does it do?

With Nordcloud Klarity ImageFactory/ IBM Multicloud Machine Image Toolkit, you can:

  • Automate the creation of hardened images in the public cloud
  • Ensure all cloud users can access automatically updated golden images suited to their needs
  • Improve security by reducing cyber attack risks and inserting OS into the DevOps pipeline
  • Improve compliance with images that adhere to industry standards

Who is it for?

  • Nordcloud Klarity ImageFactory/ IBM Multicloud Machine Image Toolkit is for organisations looking for a golden image solution that frees up architect workload and company resources without compromising on quality and compliance. 

 

Read about ImageFactory / Machine Image Toolkit here

Nordcloud Klarity AutoPatcher/ IBM Multicloud Autopatcher

What is it?

Nordcloud Klarity AutoPatcher/ IBM Multicloud Autopatcher is an automated multi-cloud patching solution that ensures security and compliance across all your cloud- based operating systems. 

AutoPatcher enables improved security, full control of maintenance window, patching order and concurrency, pre- and post- patching governance actions and streamlined patching pipelines.

What does it do?

With Nordcloud Klarity AutoPatcher/ IBM Multicloud Autopatcher, complex scenarios and concurrent jobs are taken care of – plus, the in-built notifications and detailed reporting help you stay on top of cloud security – and maintain the audit trails you need.

You can:

  • Automate multi-cloud patching activities 
  • Patch with multi-cloud and with multi OS scheduling
  • Automate complex patching scenarios – enabling DevOps
  • Get visibility through the notification engine and detailed patching reporting

Who is it for?

  • Nordcloud Klarity AutoPatcher/ IBM Multicloud Autopatcher is for organisations who are after a patching solution that brings automation and efficiency into their multi-cloud and multi OS patching pipeline.

 

Read more about AutoPatcher here

Nordcloud Klarity AutoBackup/ IBM Multicloud Autobackup

What is it?

Nordcloud Klarity AutoBackup/ IBM Multicloud Autobackup is a multi-cloud data protection solution for your IaaS and PaaS environments.

With its user-friendly dashboard that sends you key event and issue notifications, you can stay up to date and protect and track resources. 

What does it do?

By performing automatic back-ups based on your predefined policies and set-ups, Nordcloud Klarity AutoBackup/ IBM Multicloud AutoBackup helps you:

  • Boost efficiency
  • Improve your security posture
  • Ensure compliance is maintained and governance is being adhered to
  • Reducing capacity costs by optimising data storage requirements

Who is it for?

  • Nordcloud Klarity AutoBackup/ IBM Multicloud AutoBackup is for organisations looking to transform the efficiency and security of their backup solution through automation that doesn’t sacrifice compliance and governance.

 

Read more about AutoBackup here

Nordcloud Klarity LandingZone/ IBM Multicloud Provisioning

What is it?

Nordcloud Klarity LandingZone / IBM Multicloud Provisioning delivers fully automated and maintained landing zones, ensuring that your cloud activities run smoothly and in line with governance best practices. Continuous environment updates help you stay on top of your landing zones.

What does it do?

  • Provides infrastructure as code – And covers elements like networking, automation, DNS, remote access, auditing, platform security and back-up 
  • Prepares for managed services onboarding
  • Builds and manages your landing zone as code so that it is secure and runs efficiently 
  • Builds on best practices and makes it easy to use the latest technologies
  • Includes access to repository with updates for your landing zone environments

Who is it for?

  • Nordcloud Klarity LandingZone / IBM Multicloud Provisioning is for organisations looking for secure, automated and maintained landing zones to facilitate smooth cloud activities. 

Got questions?

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