Azure Blob: Manage File Transfers
The integration for Azure Blob Storage allows secure transfer of files from Azure Blob Storage containers and folders.Storing data in the cloud becomes an integral part of most modern IT landscapes. With the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center, you can securely automate your AWS, Azure, Google, and MinIO file transfers and integrate them into your existing scheduling flows. Key Features: The following file transfer commands are supported: Upload file(s) to an Azure Blob Storage container. Download file(s) from an Azure Blob Storage container. Transfer files between Azure Blob Storage containers. List objects in an Azure Blob Storage container. Delete object(s) in an Azure Blob Storage container. List Azure Blob Storage container names. Create an Azure Blob Storage container. File transfer can be triggered by a third-party application using the Universal Automation Center RESTfull web service API: REST API. The integration for Azure Blob Storage can be integrated into any existing scheduling workflow in the same way as any standard Linux or Windows task type. Security is ensured by using the HTTPS protocol with support for an optional proxy server. Supports Azure token-based Shared Access Signature (SAS). No Universal Agent needs to be installed on the Azure cloud – the communication goes via HTTPS.
Azure Blob: Upload Local Directory
This integration allows users to upload a local Windows or Linux directory to an Azure Blob Storage container. As a result, you can integrate uploads of an entire local directory into your existing or new scheduling workflows, providing a true hybrid cloud (on-prem and cloud computing) file transfer solution. This integration makes it possible to automate your uploads in a way that's not available in the standard Azure SDK. Storing data in the cloud becomes an integral part of most modern IT landscapes. With the Stonebranch Universal Automation Center, you can securely automate your AWS, Azure, or any other cloud file transfer and integrate them into your existing scheduling flows. This integration offers multiple levels of security: All credentials for Azure Blob Storage are stored in an encrypted form in the database. Key Features: Calls the Python blobxfr module. The Python blobxfr module is called by a Universal Agent running on a Linux server or Windows server. The server running the Universal Agent needs to have Python 2.7.x or 3.6.x installed. All credentials for Azure are stored in an encrypted form in the database. Select different log-levels, e.g., info and debug. A proxy connection towards Azure is currently not implemented for this integration (however, it's possible with minor adjustments).
Docker: Support to Push a Command in a New Container
This integration allows users to implement the Docker 'run' container CLI command to run a command in a new container. The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center seamlessly integrates your legacy system into your container-based DevOps process without the need to redesign your business process logic, resulting in a shorter time-to-market, improved customer satisfaction, better product quality, more reliable releases, improved productivity, and efficiency. As a result, you can make use of all the benefits provided by containers, like portability from applications, simplified integration, optimized development, increased scalability and performance, and minimized risk while introducing new technology.
Docker: Support to Run a Command in a Running Container
This integration allows users to implement the Docker 'exec' container CLI command to run a command in a running container. The Stonebranch Universal Automation Center seamlessly integrates your legacy system into your container-based DevOps process without the need to redesign your business process logic, resulting in a shorter time-to-market, improved customer satisfaction, better product quality, more reliable releases, improved productivity, and efficiency. As a result, you can make use of all the benefits provided by containers, like portability from applications, simplified integration, optimized development, increased scalability and performance, and minimized risk while introducing new technology.
Kubernetes: Automate Container Operations
This integration allows users to run Kubernetes and perform the list (get), create, delete, and replace functions. Key Features: This task is delivered as a built-in Universal Template from the Stonebranch Universal Controller (UC) release 184.108.40.206 and higher. Documentation is included in the UC 6.9 product documentation. It provides the ability to automate Kubernetes container operations by providing tasks for the following Kubernetes functions: list, create, delete, and replace for Kubernetes Pods, Deployments, and Namespaces.
Kubernetes: Hybrid File Transfer
Configure and deploy integrations within Pods. Automate secure file transfers of data between on-prem, private, and public cloud platforms and applications. Trigger transfers in real-time based on system events. Break down data silos. This solution is used to pre-configure Stonebranch Universal Agents to work with Kubernetes. You may configure any number of agents with this solution. Configured agents are used for secure file transfers between any solutions running on Red Hat OpenShift and any platforms or applications that are not. This includes moving data between the mainframe and the cloud in a hybrid IT environment.This product is available as a certified operator from the Red Hat Marketplace. For ease of access, you may alternatively download the solution directly from the Red Hat OpenShift console. There is a free trial available, so go ahead and take it out for a spin. Key Features: Hybrid file transfer for OpenShift: Automate the transfer of data back and forth between your mainframe, on-prem servers, cloud storage, virtual servers, and any application running on OpenShift. High security for internal and external file transfers: Battle-tested encryption ensures files are secure across both internal transfers and transfers with external third-party applications and platforms. Real-time file transfers with event-vased triggers: With event-driven automation technology, you will achieve real-time automation across your entire hybrid IT environment. Event-based triggers include file monitors, email monitors, application monitors, and many more. Of course, you may also use time-based triggers. Real-time monitoring and auditing: Real-time monitoring and auditing of the entire file transfer process and centralized logging of all activities make the movement of data easy to track and virtually audit-proof. Automate and schedule workloads: Use a visual drag-and-drop workflow editor to automate and schedule jobs/workloads across any application and platform. Easily combine the power of the Stonebranch Universal Controller (UC) with Universal Agents and Red Hat OpenShift Pods. The benefits of using UC to schedule jobs/workloads for an application deployed on OpenShift include highly reduced resource consumption, scalability and performance, fast deployment, and testing. Integrate OpenShift with any other applications or platforms: By running a Universal Agent within an OpenShift Pod, you are able to take advantage of the many integrations that run through the Stonebranch platform. This means you can connect with a variety of applications and platforms that span categories like DevOps, Big Data, ERP, CRM, Infrastructure, and other business applications. Example Use Cases: Transfer files from the mainframe to all started OpenShift Pods related to an application. Transfer files from an application in OpenShift to an application within the internal IT landscape, e.g., SAP business warehouse. Transfer a file from any cloud storage to all OpenShift Pods related to an app (and vice versa). Trigger a file transfer from a third-party web app located in an OpenPaaS landscape. How does it work? Any file transfer can be triggered by calling the REST API of the UC. Essentially, you can start a file transfer workflow from any application, independent of whether it runs on a (virtual) server, mainframe, or in a Pod. Once a Pod is started, the sidecar container is also started, and the Universal Agent of the sidecar container automatically registers to a UC agent cluster specific for the application. For each OpenShift application, one UC agent cluster is created. As soon as the Universal Agent of the sidecar container is assigned to the related UC agent cluster, all related Pods are able to send and receive files from any other Universal Agent installed on a server, either on the mainframe or agentless from any cloud storage.
UAC Solution Pack: Dynamic Container File Monitoring and File Transfer
This integration and associated task templates provide a dynamic file monitoring and file transfer solution for containerized applications running in any container-management solution such as Red Hat OpenShift or Kubernetes. Key Features: Dynamically create and launch an agent file monitor trigger each time specific containers are started. Transfer files from the containers. Clean up agent file monitor triggers each time specific containers are stopped.