Velostrata v.2.3: Reduce Compute Cost by up to 90%, Migrate to Cloud 100x Faster Than Replication, and More

By: Tom NiklNovember 9, 2016

At Velostrata, we talk to customers, partners, and analysts all the time. The consensus is clear: IT organizations want to take advantage of a hybrid cloud, but face too many obstacles. Whether its cost, time, risk, flexibility – it has been enough to dash plenty of IT’s cloud hopes. This is why Velostrata is committed to providing a solution that gets you to—and from—the cloud quickly, safely, and effectively.

We’re proud to release our latest version, 2.3, to continue helping IT on their journey to hybrid cloud. Here’s the scoop on some of our most important new functionality:

  • Support for Spot Instances in AWS, which can reduce cloud compute cost by up to 90%. In the past, data persistency was a big challenge with spot instances since AWS could technically terminate them at any time. This often required IT to write custom code to handle those types of scenarios. With Velostrata, you can move compute to these instances in minutes, keeping primary data on-premises, while making sure any data writes are properly synchronized with Velostrata’s multi-tier caches. When spot instances terminate, you can easily bring workloads back on-premises or deploy them in another instance – a perfect way to save money, especially for organizations interested in cloud bursting or dev/test in the cloud.
  • Clone-to-Cloud, which moves a thin copy of an on-premises workload to the cloud with just one click from vCenter. This lets you keep production applications running on-prem, while you test exactly how they will perform in the cloud. In minutes, you can test how your apps will work in AWS, then also test them in Azure, and evaluate different instance configurations to get a sense of costs. All of this takes place without any downtime or disruption of your production apps, which gives IT an unprecedented way to quickly test apps without the traditional side effects. When you’re ready to migrate, Velostrata’s streaming based migration handles that too.
  • Cross-VM Deduplication continues to optimize Velostrata’s market leading WAN optimization. Cross-VM deduplication gives IT the fastest route to the cloud by preventing the same data from getting transferred repeatedly. This empowers IT to migrate workloads from on-prem locations much faster, even when some locations have smaller uplinks.
  • Availability in AWS Marketplace makes it even easier to use Velostrata within AWS, and keeps per-use billing simple and straightforward for IT, too.
  • Velostrata Evaluation Edition is a free tier available in AWS Marketplace so that IT departments can quickly and easily pilot Velostrata and begin moving applications to and from the cloud.

There are lots of other enhancements and upgrades packed into the backend of our 2.3 release, and we’re excited to continue playing a pivotal role in helping IT organizations realize the true value of hybrid cloud. The bottom line is that hybrid cloud doesn’t have to be a pipe dream anymore – we’ll get you there without the cost, risk, delays, and headaches of the past.

If you’d like more information about our 2.3 release, please feel free to reach out to us at

Tom Nikl
Tom Nikl
Tom has spent twelve years leading product management and product marketing at technology companies large and small who focus on virtualization and cloud technologies. He currently blogs primarily about cloud migration, with an emphasis on overcoming challenges that companies face getting to the cloud and how to solve them. Prior to enterprise, Tom received a B.S. in Computer Science from San Jose State University. Outside of work he is an unabashed fan of Disney Theme Parks and delicious junk food.