Here are some of the recent features we've added to make working with CloudShare quick, easy, and efficient.
We continue to enhance our commodity cloud integrations:
We added new Sales Enablement dashboards that provide 'at-a-glance' information about unopened, expiring POCs as well as successfully completed POCs.
In 2019, we introduced powerful new features that broaden as well as refine CloudShare's virtual lab capabilities, including:
Built-in integration with leading commodity clouds
Advanced sales enablement functionality for POCs
Enhanced Roles-based access control for CloudShare Projects
We expanded support for the leading commodity clouds by integrating with Microsoft Azure. You can now provision Environments at scale on Azure directly through CloudShare, using familiar Azure tools and features. Access to Azure from CloudShare uses the same interface that we created earlier this year for integration with GCP.
Offer users instant access to any Azure cloud feature.
Train unlimited students at scale on the application you’ve built on Azure.
Transparent user access to Azure VMs directly from the CloudShare Viewer, as well as access to Azure’s Portal to practice real life scenarios.
Full CloudShare Virtual Instructor-Led Training capabilities, including over-the-shoulder and zoom-in.
Track POC real-time progress and understand prospect usage trends.
Fully-segregated Azure environments for each user.
Assign built-in Azure roles to end users.
Define Azure resource limits for tight budget control.
Full support for Kubernetes clusters on Azure.
We added a full Spanish interface to our multi-language Environment Viewer.
When using GCP, computing service credentials are now quickly available inside the Environment Viewer in JSON format, enabling GCP VM access from outside of CloudShare.
We further optimized CloudShare Environments to prevent unexpected shutdown events while users are logged in.
We enhanced CloudShare's GCP integration with powerful quota-based resource control, enabling consumption limits for individual Projects and/or complete Environments. Just select the desired resource metric (e.g., the number of CPUs), set soft and hard quota limits, and then assign the actions to be taken (e.g., delete resources) when a quota limit is reached.
We added the capability to use your own Google SDK scripts to create a CloudShare Environment that runs GCP, in addition to the existing custom Terraform script capability.
You can now suspend an Environment directly from CloudShare when working with Kubernetes.
CloudShare now uses an enhanced Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) module, making Project permissions easier to manage, and enabling more granular control over user activities. All of CloudShare’s Role-based permissions settings are now centralized on a single, easy to use Permissions Management page.
CloudShare's advanced virtual training features can now be run on top of Google Cloud Platform (GCP), making it easy for instructors and students to get completely transparent access to GCP during a class.
With built-in CloudShare GCP:
Train on any number of GCP VMs
Provide GCP Admin Console access to students as needed
Create hybrid classes that combine your CloudShare VMs with GCP
Apply GCP Roles (custom as well as default) for users in a class
Log in to GCP using Google multi-factor authentication (MFA)
We added a Team Management page for creating teams, a new Team details page and the ability to filter Project members by Team.
We added a full Chinese interface to our multi-language Environment Viewer.
CloudShare introduced Sales Enablement capabilities, enabling you to open your POC 'black box' to closely track and understand POC user engagement levels.
Create and manage POCs using all of the advantages of CloudShare virtual labs
Invite POC users directly from CloudShare
Easily view and track critical sales funnel stages of your POC using built-in CloudShare analytics dashboards.
We updated our Salesforce integration package to work transparently with CloudShare POCs, as well as standard CloudShare invitations.
We enhanced CloudShare Analytics dashboards to include the ability to filter detailed usage metrics by Project.
We added the ability to use the CloudShare API to retrieve full student data and other details of any class.