Stratoscale adds capabilities to allow enterprises to fast forward cloud adoption with on-premise AWS region



Cloud infrastructure company Stratoscale announced Monday availability of Stratoscale Symphony 3, the latest generation of Stratoscale’s comprehensive cloud infrastructure software.

Stratoscale Symphony 3 expands its holistic software-defined infrastructure solution and enables enterprises to transition toward a hybrid and AWS-based strategy, benefiting from the advantages of the public cloud within their data center. Stratoscale Symphony 3 newly introduced cloud services are fueled by the business demand for agility, flexibility, mobility and short time-to-market and offer a cloud experience with an intuitive self-service interface.

Stratoscale Symphony 3 was designed to offer enterprises full alignment with evolving cloud services and fast forward a future-proof cloud adoption. Enterprises and IT can now transform on-premises infrastructure and resources into usable capacity that scales with minimal hardware and operational constraints.

Symphony enables IT organizations to align with the AWS cloud vision while maintaining full control of all infrastructure aspects. Symphony offers IT organizations simple and effective single-pane control and ensures that the data center continues to evolve just as quickly as the public cloud.

Symphony supports legacy applications using existing storage infrastructure, and it also facilitates new cloud-native applications, both implemented on an AWS-compatible Region that is created on-premise. Symphony offers enterprises the agility and flexibility they have grown to expect from AWS in their own cloud environment. In addition to virtualized applications, Symphony supports containerized applications with a built-in Kubernetes engine.

By maintaining compatibility between the AWS public cloud and the on-premises environment, Symphony enables enterprises to immediately adopt a hybrid cloud strategy. Workloads and data can easily migrate to the public cloud, while other workloads can be maintained on-premises with minimal effort required to continuously manage both as AWS regions.

By transforming the data center into an AWS Region, applications and data that will remain on-premises or migrated back on-premises will benefit from the same values offered by AWS, including agility, scalability and self-service consumption based on an application and services-driven environment on-premises.

Symphony transforms any x86 server into elastic, usable and cons    umable cloud capacity that is AWS compatible. Deployed in minutes, Symphony enables IT organizations to align with an AWS cloud first strategy and offers the sought-after flexibility and simplicity in managing workloads and resources through a single pane of glass, decoupled from any hardware vendor constraints.

Stratoscale Symphony 3 introduces significant new capabilities to Symphony’s architecture, enabling the transition toward an “all-in” cloud strategy and continuing Stratoscale’s commitment to provide the best private cloud infrastructure that is aligned with the AWS ecosystem.

Until now, object storage infrastructure, such as Amazon’s S3, was practically beyond the reach of on-premises private clouds: leveraging object storage within a private cloud setting required resolving significant challenges, such as different flows and code discrepancies.

Stratoscale Symphony 3 delivers unified and durable cloud-driven storage in which object storage resides side by side with block storage on the same hyperconverged infrastructure. Symphony’s software-defined storage allows admins to easily shift resources between the different storage types without the need to manage multiple siloed storage solutions, offering the sought-after scalability, agility and flexibility.

Because all storage needs reside within the data center, enterprises benefit from the security, resiliency, control and efficiencies, as well as simple management and maintenance, without compromising ease-of-use and short time-to-market.

Containerized applications are becoming widely used by business units to enhance efficiencies and application portability, as a part of the ongoing effort to modernize enterprise applications. Symphony’s container service offers a fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service that removes the operational barriers of adopting a container-based strategy by reducing the need for skilled and experienced talent as well as the lifecycle management overhead of Kubernetes.

Symphony’s Kubernetes services offer direct access to Kubernetes GUI, enabling enterprises to leverage existing practices and minimize the learning curve. The company is responsible for keeping the cluster up and running according to the defined size and providing network access to the cluster endpoints and nodes maintenance. Administrators can now easily monitor their cluster health and usage.

AWS services have become the de-facto standard for provisioning and managing cloud applications. Symphony enables business units to leverage the same AWS DevOps tools they adopted for cloud-native application and implement them for on-premises workloads. By creating an AWS Region in the enterprise data center, teams can modernize apps and deliver them in a short time, ensuring a high level of portability and alignment with the AWS cloud vision.

Symphony offers EC2, EBS, S3 and VPC services with additional AWS compatible services to be introduced in the near future.

Symphony’s application marketplace includes more than 130 pre-packaged stacks of a range of enterprise applications. With a single-click, users can install and deploy the entire application stack. Pre-set automated configurations reduce the operational complexity, boosting agility and shortening time-to-market.

In addition to the large variety of images offered by Stratoscale, IT organizations can add tested and automated applications for their developers and operations professionals to consume in DevTest or production deployments. For service providers building public cloud solutions, Symphony’s Application Catalog acts as a marketplace for packaged automated and tested stacks for customers (tenants) to consume directly.

 

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