Large enterprises use meshcloud to deliver secure cloud environments to thousands of teams while staying in control and reducing complexity.
Our Architecture and Ecosystem
meshcloud is a universal cloud governance platform: We integrate with your organizational structures and established enterprise systems to provide you with a smooth cloud-native experience. This makes our platform an essential asset of your cloud ecosystem and enables you to leverage the cloud to the fullest.
Our Product Roadmap
Continuous Improvement is in the core of our philosophy. The cloud market evolves dynamically and we get new insights into the market and the requirements of our customers every day. We strive to identify future needs and requirements early on, integrate cross-industry best-practices and guide your way throughout the entire cloud transformation journey with the highest standards.
Here, we share the next initiatives we take on.
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Customer Area Navigation Overhaul
We know that is quite frustrating to navigate around the meshCustomer area sometimes, especially for Customer Admins: vital information is all over the place. On top of that; we know that the project editing page is very busy.
With the Customer Area Navigation Overhaul initiative we will make it easier to find your way around the area and get to the information you need as quickly as possible. As you can see in the mockup below, we will divide the area into five tabs, representing the five pillars that we built the meshcloud product upon. Take a sneak peek below at how it will roughly look like:
Early Visibility of non-compliant Choices
Creating tags and applying policies on these tags is working like a charm. Still, there is room for improvement! Users can get frustrated while creating a project or customer. Only when they click the create button at the end of a creation wizard, the policies are validated. Users are informed too late if they picked a non-compliant option that violates one of the configured meshPolicies. This leads to back-and-forth clicking in the creation wizard, which is quite frustrating. We will make these non-compliant options visible upfront and prevent the selection in the first place. This will lead to a faster and smoother creation experience in your meshstack!
Open-source CLI Collie
We have started working on a new open-source CLI called
Collie. It is already available on GitHub here and is continuously being developed for more features. Collie has been released with some basic features that help you dig into the state of your multi-cloud environments. As of now, it is possible to:
- List all your cloud tenants across AWS, Azure & GCP
- Retrieve billing information for all cloud tenants across AWS & Azure.
- Analyze tenant tags across all clouds and analyze what tenants are missing certain tags.
- Output the above information in a table, CSV, JSON or YML format.
Feel free to send us any ideas on how Collie could help you in your cloud foundation work!
Simplify Cloud Access – AWS SSO
When you want to get stuff done in the cloud; getting there fast and securely is a priority and fun. To streamline this process, we will enable SSO access to the clouds by using your Enterprise IdP directly in all cloud platforms. This means that you will not need to rely on the meshStack internal identity provider anymore. Don't worry, we will still take care of replicating roles and manage access across platforms. This enhancement is already in place for Azure, GCP, and OpenShift and will be implemented for AWS by utilizing their AWS SSO service.
meshUsers GET API
We will continue our efforts on extending our APIs. This time, we will allow you to retrieve users from meshstack within customers and projects, including their assigned role(s). This will help you identify who has access to what resources and what role. We hope you will build great automation with these new APIs, such as using the marketplace service brokers or get a better grip on the security of your cloud environments.
Supporting AWS Cost Explorer
Data collection for customer Chargeback Statements and Tenant Usage Reports hit some scaling issues when collecting data from a lot of AWS accounts. Therefore we switched to AWS Cost Explorer for improved scalability and flexibility. Furthermore, we saw that there is an increasing need in supporting organizations to be very flexible with AWS Saving Plans and AWS Reserved Instances. Additionally, we know that some of you use AWS Cost Explorer and want to see the amortized cost in the usage reports exactly as you see them on the Cost Explorer. We now also support a proper chargeback process for AWS Saving Plans and Reserved Instances by leveraging the AWS Cost Explorer integration.
Easy Platform Selection for Private Clouds
Having trouble picking the right platform for your new project? Do you only want to select a single cloud platform, instead of all platforms in a given location? This will finally be possible!
Dear Platform Operators, we know the management of locations can be troublesome sometimes, and we're investing effort into making this process easier, so you can build a better foundation of your meshModel. The selection of platforms upon project creation, as opposed to locations, is the first step in this direction.