Dell Cloud Manager (formerly Enstratius) is a cloud infrastructure management solution that enables organizations to easily manage cloud resources and application deployments across private, public and hybrid clouds. Where cloud services software target the delivery of cloud as a service, Dell Cloud Manager is focused on the consumption of one or more cloud services through a single pane of glass management platform. Available as software-as-a-service (SaaS) or as on-premises software that enables you to control the cloud from within your own data centers, Dell Cloud Manager provides agility, governance, and choice for enterprises.

 Dell Cloud Manager includes:

  • Fine-grained role-based access controls
  • Financial controls
  • Self-service provisioning
  • Ability to create custom service catalogs of complete technology stacks
  • Integration with leading configuration management tools including Chef and Puppet
  • REST-based API for easy integration with backend operations systems and tools like billing, monitoring, and ticketing

Cloud providers we currently support:

  • Public Clouds: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Digital Ocean, Google Compute Engine, Joyent, ScaleMatrix
  • Private Clouds: vSphere 5.1, OpenStack (RedHat 4, 5, and 6 and SUSE 4 and 5), CloudStack 4.4, and Virtustream.

For more details on Dell Cloud Manager, visit our Dell Cloud Manager website which includes information such as:

See also this short (2:43) Dell Cloud Manager introduction video on YouTube which provides an animated overview of Dell Cloud Manager and the value it provides to IT organizations.

 Existing Users

For our existing Dell Cloud Manager users, here is information and links you may find useful:

  • You can use the community Forum to ask questions or provide feedback to the Dell Cloud Manager team.  To view an existing thread, click on the thread topic, which is a link.  To create a new thread, click on the New Post button on the upper left of the Forum web page. 
  • You can access the Getting Started Guide and Product Documentation.  This is the same documentation available through the Dell Cloud Manager product after you are logged in.   
  • There are guides available to guide users through some common Dell Cloud Manager tasks, such as getting started using Dell Cloud Manager, a load balanced deployment on Amazon Web Services, and integration with LDAP or active directory. 
  • If you need to report a problem or check system status, there is a Support portal page
  • Information on the Dell Cloud Manager Agent is available
  • Mixcoatl is the Dell Cloud Manager API wrapper.  
  • There is an Administrator's Guide available which guides users through installation and configuration tasks.  
  • Blueprints are a new feature of the most recent version of Dell Cloud Manager.  Blueprints are templates of your service or application architectures which can be launched by Dell Cloud Manager, and support automated scaling and healing.