Velostrata 2.3 adds new features to establish multi-vendor hybrid cloud offering



Cloud workload mobility company Velostrata announced Tuesday new features to its software, continuing to provide a fast, easy, low-risk solution that brings unprecedented automation, acceleration and simplicity to public cloud adoption.

Velostrata software helps organizations move production workloads to and from the public cloud in minutes, without any manual modifications to application source code or configuration, while maintaining application performance. With this release, the company adds new functionality to help organizations test applications in the cloud before they migrate, unique support for AWS Spot Instances, and WAN optimization enhancements that can result in 1000 times faster migrations when compared to replication-based solutions.

Velostrata software will be available via Amazon Marketplace beginning next week.

Users can now move workloads to and from AWS Spot Instances in minutes, allowing them to cut compute costs by up to 90 percent over on-demand public cloud rates. Velostrata synchronizes all changes made to cloud workloads back on-premises, preserving work even if AWS recalls the instance, making it feasible to use them for development and testing of stateful workloads. This real-time data synchronization used to require special applications and/or code to deal with the short lifespan of spot instances. Velostrata solves this challenge entirely.

With the click of a mouse in vCenter, IT can now clone a copy of a production application (even when it spans multiple VMs) and boot it in the cloud in minutes, without installing agents on the source or destination VM(s). This allows IT to verify operations, test across different clouds, identify fit, prove out cost structure, and/or verify configurations, without taking their production applications offline.

Users can perform mass workload migrations with new WAN optimization capabilities which includes cross-VM deduplication, resulting in improved scalability.

For example, Velostrata can migrate 200 VMs over the same bandwidth other solutions would require to move a single VM. This means IT can perform workload migrations over slower uplinks and/or complete the migration operations much faster.

Customers can now license Velostrata as pay-per-use, directly through AWS billing, saving time and simplifying billing by customers using their native AWS dashboard. Velostrata is introducing a free tier of software for use in evaluating Velostrata with AWS. IT departments can see the power of its migration solution with minimal provisioning and time commitment.

In August, Velostrata released Velostrata 2.0 with new capabilities to simplify, speed and de-risk cloud migration. Velostrata’s agentless, streaming-based mobility software has always made it easy to extend the data center to take advantage of cloud compute capacity on-demand, but now adds the ability to fully move applications and their data to the cloud. Velostrata 2.0 also comes with additional support for Microsoft Azure, complementing existing AWS support and providing multi-cloud flexibility and anti lock-in.

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