Moscow-based Softline launches a proprietary cloud management platform
Softline, a Moscow, Russia-based global information technology solutions and services provider focused on emerging markets of Eastern Europe, Americas, and Asia, today announced the launch of Maestro, a proprietary cloud management platform. Maestro is based on services from major cloud providers. The platform enables users to manage any combination of clouds in one window, consolidate billing, increase budget transparency, and automate provisioning.
Softline Maestro supports an enterprise cloud portal with a simplified interface for solving IT tasks in self-service mode. The platform monitors compliance with security requirements and reports suspicious activities.
Softline Maestro also provides several efficient cost management tools for the use of cloud resources at any level of the company. They include cost overrun alerts, expense limits on subscriptions and accounts, recommendations on cost optimization and infrastructure automation, as well as authorization mechanisms for the purchase of new resources.
Founded in 1993 by Igor Borovikov, Softline helps customers achieve digital transformation and protect their business with cybersecurity technologies. Its services include end-to-end technology solutions, public and private clouds, software and hardware provisioning, and a broad array of associated services. Softline also helps Yukon Advanced Optics integrate communications systems for its offices around the world.
Softline has partnerships with more than 3000 software and hardware manufacturers and has the highest partner status with all our key partners. Softline serves over 60 000 Enterprise and SMB clients, both from the private and public sectors. Over 1500 account managers, 1000 solution sales and technical presale professionals, and 1000 engineers and technical specialists help our customers navigate through the ever-changing complex IT environment.
In 2019, Softline’s turnover exceeded $1.54 Billion with sales growth 13.2% in the Group of Companies. Softline has offices in 50 countries and 95 cities worldwide. With more than 25 years of distinguished history, we have managed to grow rapidly while consolidating technology expertise and a business model encompassing all emerging markets.
Most importantly, Softline Maestro offers a universal toolkit for efficient multi-cloud management and self-service. Its key features include infrastructure-as-code automation, role-based access control, and a unified API for connection to cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, VMware, or OpenStack.
Maestro is a framework solution open to integration with other cloud providers and capable of accommodating new technologies. In the near future, Softline is planning to add container support to this platform as well as make it compatible with cloud services from Mail.ru, Alibaba and Huawei.
Products similar to Softline Maestro have been available on the hyperscale solutions market since its inception. Gartner analysts believe that by 2025 more than 70% of companies will be taking advantage of multifunctional cloud management tools . In Russia, however, the demand for hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructures, as well as tools for their management is just gaining momentum.
“The platform helps customers reduce economic and technological dependence on providers, speed up access to infrastructure for end-users, and make cloud service costs more transparent. In fact, Softline Maestro can save businesses up to 30% of its total cloud infrastructure costs. Despite its immense capabilities, the platform is fairly easy to master: any staff member would need just a couple of hours of training to operate it. After the first month of using Maestro, the customer receives a consolidated bill, comparable information for private and public clouds, an itemized cloud expense report, and recommendations on cost optimization,” explains Liliya Ermakova, a product manager from Softline.