Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cloud Velocity Debuts Hybrid Cloud Automation Suite with App Cloning

Cloud Velocity, a start-up based in Santa Clara, California, emerged from stealth mode and unveiled its Hybrid Cloud Automation Platform for helping enterprises to rapidly migrate applications to public clouds by automating the underlying system and network dependencies.  The mission of the company is to provide the software tools needed to seamlessly clone applications from an enterprise data centers to a public cloud either for scalability and cost savings or for failover to the cloud in the event of a primary data center outage. Applications can run without modification in the cloud and continue to access services that reside in the enterprise data center.

The company has demonstrated full server, networking, security and storage integration with AWS, a key enterprise requirement for complex, multi-tier applications in any cloud.  CloudVelocity plans to integrate other public clouds in 2013.

Cloud Velocity has now opened beta trials to its Developer Edition cloud cloning software, which allows users to quickly and safely clone multi-tier app clusters and services, without modification into the Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 cloud. The company is also offering an Enterprise Edition beta trial that enables users to clone, migrate and failover multitier apps and services into the AWS EC2 cloud.

CloudVelocity, which was previously known as Denali Systems while in stealth mode, recently closed $5 million in Series A funding from Mayfield Fund.  The company's co-founders include Rajeev Chawla (formerly CEO of NeoPath Networks, which was acquired by Cisco), Anand Iyengar (formerly CTO at NeoPath), Panor Tsirigotis (formerly Chief Software Architect at NeoPath), and Raman Chawla (formerly Senior Director of Engineering at NeoPath).

"Mayfield Fund has a 43- year history of successful incubations, where we partner with
entrepreneurs at the idea stage and help create a company that tackles big problems and
CloudVelocity is another example of this" said Navin Chaddha, Mayfield Fund Managing
Director.  "We believe that CloudVelocity will have the same impact on public cloud adoption
as VMware did on the adoption of server virtualization by making public clouds look like
internal data centers."

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