Enterprise-class hosting and managed cloud services provider NaviSite has enhanced its AppCenter cloud management portal to provide additional security, visibility and control for enterprise applications deployed on NaviCloud.

“Our primary goal is to simplify the management of these increasingly complex IT environments,” said Denis Martin, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at NaviSite.

New features include cloning capabilities that allow users to choose default settings when cloning groups, subgroups, and individual virtual machines (VMs), as well as customize resource settings such as VM names, CPU/memory sizes, and networking information before the VMs are cloned. AppCenter also now allows customers to map IT roles and processes to their cloud environment. Administrators can add and remove cloud users, define and manage cloud roles and responsibilities, define cloud membership by associating users with policies and restrict certain users by applying visibility limits.

The platform also now features resource instrumentation capabilities that allow VM usage to be managed at a granular level, in an attempt to ensure the highest-priority users and apps get the resource allocation they need. NaviCloud now also has the ability to load VMs that were created elsewhere through its Airlock interface.