"C3 serves as an alternative to the management consoles of specific hosting providers," says Lecole Cole, founder and CEO of Skydera. "It automates many of the functions that previously needed hands-on IT support."
Skydera C3 is designed to facilitate developer self-service, letting enterprises and software developers build, deploy and manage the end-to-end lifecycle of cloud applications through one dashboard and self-service portal—providing scalability and flexibility, and helping address the risk of vendor lock-in.
It is that one-dashboard approach that brings simplicity to cross-cloud platform management. In other words, IT developers can combine elements from multiple cloud services into what appears to be a singular offering--exemplifying the concept of a private cloud built from public cloud services.
For those looking to dive into the cloud, but have been limited by the design and offerings of specific hosts, C3 allows developers to select what cloud services work best and integrate them together in a fashion that best suit customers' needs.
The new edition of the platform is being offered as a free trial for developers building apps in the Amazon, Rackspace and GoGrid ecosystems, as well as supporting OpenStack and Eucalyptus. Future versions of the platform will add more hosting providers, more automated support and an app store of available add-ins, according to the company.