Cloud Workload Mobility Company, Velostrata, Adds Smart Azure Migration to Its Latest Release

Velostrata, a provider of cloud workload mobility, has announced Velostrata 2.0 – with new capabilities that would significantly simplify, speed and de-risk cloud migration. The new release adds smart migration while enabling companies to “quickly and easily” move workloads to AWS Cloud and Microsoft Azure in minutes, instead of weeks.

Velostrata 2.0 comes with additional support for Microsoft Azure, complementing existing AWS Cloud support and providing multi-cloud flexibility and anti lock-in. In addition, Velostrata has announced $17.5M in Series B funding led by strategic investor Intel Capital, with participation from existing investors Norwest Venture Partners and 83 North.

“Enterprises are continuing to adopt a public cloud strategy, however adoption has yet to reach its potential, given the complexity and risk of data loss or downtime during the actual workload migration period,” said Terri McClure, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “By decoupling the storage from compute and allowing these components to migrate independently, while maintaining performance and availability, Velostrata is taking out a lot of the complexity and risk, enabling enterprises to make that leap to the cloud quickly and simply.”

azure cloudVelostrata’s software would uniquely decouple compute from storage without sacrificing performance. Velostrata’s streaming and caching would allow applications to be operational in the public cloud within minutes, while storage is migrated in the background.

Velostrata Smart Migration is agentless, making it simpler to deploy, and automatically adapts workloads for the target cloud, requiring no changes to virtual machine images, storage or management processes. Velostrata Smart Migration would especially be ideal for stateful workloads like ERP, Collaboration, Middleware, OLTP, Oracle and MS-SQL databases, and compilers.

Benefits of Velostrata Smart Migration would 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.