On-demand hybrid cloud software startup Velostrata, Inc. has launched in general availability software that promises to move business application workloads to the cloud in minutes.
The new technology is claimed to be the industry’s first software that removes the barriers to the public cloud for business application work without changing the applications and without moving associated storage to the cloud.
Using the technology an enterprise is able to take advantage of the agility, scalability, and cost-efficiency of the cloud, without the baggage of moving terabytes of stored data and maintaining application performance while at the same time allowing them to reduce their data center footprint and move business application workloads incrementally, on a temporary or long term basis, without application re-writes and complex conversions.
Prior to this announcement, the product was test extensively in beta with large and mid-size enterprises.
The new technology works by decoupling compute virtual machines from storage virtual machine disks by providing intelligent streaming, optimization, multi-tier caching and data pre-fetching capabilities to ensure optimal performance despite the WAN latency between on-premises storage and compute in the cloud.
Velostrata adapts the workloads presented by the technology on the fly to run natively on the target cloud platform and is deployed as virtual appliances with installation that requires just a few steps: a Velostrata Data Center Edge virtual appliance is deployed in the data center and Cloud Edge virtual appliances are automatically deployed in dual-node active-active configurations for scale and availability.
The new technology is integrated into Velostrata’s vCenter management console via a plug-in which, once installed, makes moving production workloads to and from the cloud is as simple as clicking VMs in vCenter and selecting “run in cloud” or “run on-premises.”
“This general availability release of our flagship product is the result of hard engineering work and stands as a pivotal milestone for cloud workload mobility,” Velostrata Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Issy Ben-Shaul said in a statement sent to SiliconANGLE. “The outstanding feedback and support we received from our beta customers has validated that our approach is unique to the industry and highly cost-effective. Even more exciting is that many of our beta customers discovered new use cases for our technology we hadn’t previously considered.”
The new technology from Velostrata on paper would deliver improved agility while reducing costs of enterprises who are looking to shift some, or all of their business application workloads to the cloud while also allowing those same enterprises to leave storage on-premises should they so require.
Cost wise, Velostrata uses an annual subscription model based on the number of virtual machines (VM), with minimum purchase being a 50 VM bundle at an annual list price of $40,000.
The technology supports vSphere in the data center and AWS as the cloud target, with support for additional clouds coming soon.