cITopus is a four tier software application. It is NOT a scripting tool! cITopus was built from the ground up as an asynchronous non-blocking platform, so Citopus has none of the weaknesses of a scripting tool, and even out-performs scripting tools independent of the size of the data center.
cITopus provides integrated design, deployment, and management technology bringing powerful and transformational aspects of NSX in an intuitive, modern, and agile software solution. cITopus was designed from the ground up to be integral throughout the NSX lifecycle.
cITopus provides a LIVE topology view. All that is required to configure cITopus are 6 entries into a setup form. From there cITopus can traverse your SDDC, and instantly build a living view of your SDN topology securely within your data center. From there drag and drop SDDC objects onto the view. Share the design with colleagues and once the new design is approved, simply click “Deploy”. With a few entries and a few seconds those objects become real!
As designed, cITopus is always learning all of the information about your SDDC, and can assist in recommending configurations for new objects, automatically tests them, and will catch configuration mistakes. This is the age of the Living Software-Defined Data Center!
As designed, cITopus is always learning all of the information about your SDDC, and can assist in recommending configurations for new objects, automatically tests them, and will catch configuration mistakes. This is the age of the "Living Software-Defined Data Center!"
Deployments that required over 1,000 manual entries, and days or weeks to perform, now can be completed within a fraction of the time!
The endless sea of forms are created and managed for you automatically. But you can go behind the scenes and double check any configuration property at any time. Designs that used to take days, weeks, even months to complete can now be finished in fractions of the time.
cITopus can streamline the management of your NSX environment: rapidly design and deploy new environments, edit existing objects, deploy new nodes, reverse-engineer and manage existing environments, and even clone an entire network topology into a new environment. All the documentation is created the instant the SDDC changed. (regardless if you make the change in cITopus, or directly in vSphere)
cITopus is far beyond a simple form based manual deployment tool. cITopus provides unprecedented automation. The cITopus Intuitive Network Visualization (cINV) feature learns the entire data center including complete IP tables, BGP neighbors, OSPF adjacencies, deployed VM’s, and understands intuitively the hierarchy of configurations required to deploy a SDN in any environment. The advanced modeling engine of cITopus makes it possible to deploy templates with prebuilt Equal Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) networks, and High Availability (HA) clusters.
Furthermore, an innovative Drag-Drop-Deploy feature automatically creates dependent network components and pre-assigns all device information reducing deployment times 50% or more! With cITopus cINC functionality true rapid deployment is now possible while reducing human error, simplifying design, and reducing overhead by an order of magnitude.
The SDDC is not complete without security. cITopus features visual micro-segmentation control. Now re-ordering rules or groups of rules can be done with simple click and drag. The security professional can create new rules, rule segments, and order those rules all within the cITopus interface.