Turbonomic boost Microsoft partnership; debuts public cloud assessment and migration capabilities for Azure



Turbonomic announced this week capabilities that help customers accelerate cloud migration and optimize workloads in Microsoft Azure environments. New Reserved Instance (RI) purchasing capabilities for Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit and Azure Site Recovery (ASR) integration deliver the industry’s fastest and most accurate cloud assessments for Azure customers.

This announcement closely follows other recently announced Turbonomic capabilities for self-managing container platforms across customers’ Kubernetes-as-a-Service offering of choice.

Additionally, recognizing Turbonomic’s unique ability to help organizations assess, migrate and optimize cloud deployments with a single software platform, Microsoft has selected Turbonomic as a preferred partner to help customers prepare for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 end of support.

Turbonomic offers a AI-powered platform that enables workloads to self-manage, anywhere, in real-time (“SMART” workloads) to assure application performance at the lowest cost while enforcing business policies, both on-premises and in the public cloud. With its latest software release, Turbonomic delivers the new, unique ability for customers to maximize Microsoft’s Azure Hybrid Benefit, saving them up to 80 percent on Windows services and 55 percent on SQL Server.

By leveraging the Azure Hybrid Benefit, customers can make a compelling business case for migrating to Azure. Turbonomic’s RI purchasing capabilities and out-of-the-box support for Azure Hybrid Benefit distinctively prepare customers for minimizing their footprint and cost on Azure. Additionally, Turbonomic now offers ASR (Azure Site Recovery) integration generating detailed plans to inform the right migration decisions.

“With the depth and breadth of choices that Microsoft Azure offers, customers need to make the right decisions about how and where to place and size workloads, from planning to ongoing optimization,” said Bill Veghte, Executive Chairman at Turbonomic. “Turbonomic is excited to be a Microsoft preferred partner in helping customers assess and then plan their cloud journey – optimizing their on-premises and Azure workloads to get the highest performance at the lowest cost while ensuring compliance with business policy. Turbonomic’s new innovations make it faster, easier and even clearer for customers as they prepare their plans for the impending end of support for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008.”

As customer demand for workloads that self-manage, anywhere, in real-time increases, Turbonomic is gaining strong business momentum, rapidly expanding its partner and alliance ecosystem and earning industry recognition and accolades. Most recently, Turbonomic was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private American companies (for a third time) and ranked on the Forbes Cloud 100 (for the third consecutive year).

Quisitive is both a premier Microsoft solutions provider and Turbonomic partner.

“We believe the journey to modernization starts with Microsoft Azure and our partnership with Turbonomic gives us an accelerated way to quickly and accurately help our customers migrate to and optimize within Azure,” said Kevin Castillo, VP of Sales, at Quisitive.

10th Magnitude is another Turbonomic cloud partner.  

“Our approach to Data Center Transformation is heavily focused on helping customers rapidly leap beyond migration to highly optimized, automated and intelligent systems running in Azure,” said Jason Rook, VP of Market Development at 10th Magnitude. “Turbonomic is enabling our customers to have clarity and comfort on the front-end of their Azure journey through its new assessment enhancements. Once in Azure, Turbonomic is providing our customers with precision optimization. Many customers are choosing to use the SQL 2008 end-of-support event as a catalyst to exit legacy data centers and we are accelerating this transformation with Turbonomic.”

ICF International is a global consulting and technology services company that envisioned a truly elastic hybrid infrastructure, in the data center and Microsoft Azure, in order to keep pace with the demands of the business. It required a way to automate its processes while maintaining QoS and policy compliance.

“Turbonomic helped us expand our Azure footprint and automatically deliver the application performance and policy compliance the business needs – while reducing cloud spend by 20 percent,” said Tommy Burgess, Technical Manager, Cloud Services at ICF. “And, we expect Turbonomic and Azure to play a critical role in our dynamic developer infrastructure. We would not be able to deliver a genuinely elastic environment otherwise.”

A healthcare company also trusts Turbonomic to optimize its Azure environment. As the company continues to grow and invest in its next generation of applications, it requires a solution that safely increases the utilization of its on-premises infrastructure while effectively managing Azure workloads, including Kubernetes on Azure production deployment.

Turbonomic’s intelligence and time to value was critical to ensuring that the organization negotiated a proper cloud contract. By automatically making the best workload decisions – continuously, Turbonomic has completely eliminated the guesswork that comes with manual workload management.

 

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