Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Velostrata 2.0 Accelerates Workload Migration to AWS and Azure

Velostrata, a start-up based in San Mateo, California, released version 2.0 of its solution for migrating enterprise workloads to public clouds, especially stateful workloads like ERP, collaboration, middleware, OLTP, Oracle and MS-SQL databases, and compilers.
Velostrata 2.0 is an agentless, streaming-based mobility software that decouples compute from storage for rapid migration. Velostrata uses streaming and caching to allow applications to be operational in the public cloud within minutes, while storage is migrated in the background. The solution adapts workloads for the target cloud, requiring no changes to virtual machine images, storage or even management processes.

Velostrata 2.0 also comes with additional support for Microsoft Azure, complementing existing AWS support and providing multi-cloud flexibility and anti-lock-in.

Velostrata said benefits of its solution include:

  • Improved Business Agility: Migrate compute in minutes while intelligently streaming data in the background, enable workload mobility across cloud regions without the need to move storage, and support dev/test projects on demand, without inflating storage requirements on-premises
  • Reduced Costs: Eliminate data centers by migrating enterprise applications to the public cloud; reduce opex costs by simplifying and accelerating the migration process.
  • Improve Operational Efficiency: Leverage the same in house management tools and processes currently in use. Simplify movement of complex multi-tier applications using Velostrata Runbook Automation, allowing for mass operations with scheduled orchestration.
  • Mitigated Security and Compliance Risks: Gain full control over where data resides (on-premises, in the public cloud or some combination), as data is encrypted in motion and at rest.

In addition, Velostrata announced $17.5M in Series B funding led by strategic investor Intel Capital, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and 83 North. Velostrata software enables customers to adopt a hybrid cloud strategy that incorporates the best of both public and private clouds. This latest funding will be used to accelerate growth, particularly within the mid-to-large enterprise market.