Konect Center Overview
Hybrid IT made easy.
The Konect Center is an easy-to-use, secure and scalable Hybrid IT platform of services management center which provides private, public, hybrid cloud orchestration for small businesses and their service providers. Konect merges both on-premise and the cloud, giving IT the ability to easily and seamlessly manage their users' various private and public cloud workload resources (applications, files, data) and workspaces (desktops with select applications &/or only required applications) from a single pane management dashboard.
The Konect Center orchestrates workflow management for any type of small businesses data center, enabling IT the ability to automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your business environment.
App + Desktop Access made easy.
With Konect Center, IT can design and publish any number of user workspaces quickly and easily, each with their own mix of apps, desktops, data, mobility and networking services to meet the needs of each use casethroughout a business. Users can now have the ability to embrace mobility and BYOD without compromising on performance or security. As a result, IT can seamlessly manage private and public cloud workloads, governance policies, applications, desktops, files and data, securely extending these resources to users thru a variety of cloud service delivery models, any place, any time, on virtually any mobile device.
Konect Center give users the ability to work effectively and efficiently from anywhere while also enabling the business to embrace virtualization and maintain visibility and control over company resources.
Therefore, bridging the gap between IT needs (cloud and device management, data and application security, and managing users/content) and user needs (the delivery of a consistent end user experience across any device on combined private on-premises and public cloud platforms) has never been easier.
Workload Management and Support: With Konect’s tight integration into both Hyper-V and Openstack, the ability to provision, create, and manage both public and private cloud VM workloads has never been easier.
Virtual Machine ('VM') Creation & Management: Leveraging the benefits Server Virtualization has to offer, with Konect Center, IT can create VM templates, letting you manage, provision, and configure VM settings, networking and storage resources of those VMs across private and public clouds.
User Policy Governance: Through Konect Center, IT admins can easily configure granular user access and controls by leveraging and extending Active Directory (AD) and Group Policy (GP) settings to assign specific user resources, simplify administration and enable user & device mobility.
Publishing Features: Administrative controls to easily publish user specific resources which include remote server applications and desktops, VDI desktops, user workstations, and a personalized Konect Drive for secure file and data access. Administrators can design and publish any number of workspace resources quickly and easily, each with their own mix of apps, desktops, data, mobility and networking services to meet the needs of their users.
Mix and match deployments: Administrators can choose the best infrastructure location – on-premise or public cloud, based on local requirements, compliance regulations, budgets or user demand.
CSR 1000V: Dynamic provisioning of Cisco’s world class virtual router gives administrators the option for secure routing and SSLVPN between private and public cloud resources to enable a secure hybrid cloud.
No special certifications or training required to install and maintain the Konect Center for hybrid cloud models. The Konect Center has been designed to be simple, intuitive and cost effective, enabling both easy adoption and future growth needs.
Cisco Cloud Partners: The Konect Center fully supports and manages workload resources from all of Cisco’s cloud partners who are running OpenStack datacenters.