Agentless, Streaming Cloud Migration Technology

Gets you to the public cloud with speed, scale, simplicity, and safety.

Overview

Our patent-pending technology decouples compute from storage and makes it possible to move workloads to and between clouds without re-writing applications, modifying images, degrading application performance, or changing management processes—all with just a few mouse clicks.

Architecture

Velostrata software lets you move enterprise workloads to and from the cloud in minutes, while controlling and automating where storage resides. Our patent-pending technology decouples compute from storage and provides intelligent streaming, optimization, multi-tier caching, and data pre-fetching capabilities to ensure optimal performance despite the WAN latency between on-premises storage and compute in the cloud. No manual changes to the applications, images, networks, or storage are required and IT organizations can leverage the same management tools and processes they use today. With Velostrata, streaming production workloads to the cloud is as simple as a few clicks in our vCenter plug-in. Velostrata also provides a PowerShell module and APIs for simple integration with third-party management solutions, as well as extensive monitoring capabilities.

Enterprise-ready Management

Centralized migration management using vCenter

  • vCenter web client plug-in
  • No new or duplicate management consoles
  • IT already familiar with vCenter interface
  • Begin operations with just a few clicks
  • Integrate with vCenter Alarms, Events & Tasks
  • Automate using REST APIs or PowerShell: VMware vRealize Automation, Azure OMS, HPE CSA, Ansible, etc.

Pioneering Technology

Remote Boot

  • Decouples compute from storage, and identifies key data needed for a boot in the cloud
  • Starts workloads in cloud within a matter of minutes (with minimal network transfer)

VM Streaming

  • Once a VM is assigned to the cloud, boot process starts immediately in the cloud. No waiting for a full image to be copied
  • The process enables near real-time workload mobility of VMs

Multi-Tier Read/Write caching

  • Only data needed for application to run is moved to cloud and stored
  • Cold data remains on premises until needed or migrated, whiles caching and WAN optimizations enable applications to run at full speed

Management Integration

  • Management of VMs which are moved to the cloud is done natively within vCenter – through a plug-in, or through REST APIs that enable any orchestration tool to automate the movement and management of VMs and the system
  • There is no difference between managing an on-premises VM and cloud hosted VMs (until a detach operation is performed, after a full migration is completed)

Auto-Adaptation

  • Velostrata does on-the-fly conversion between Hypervisors, so there is no need to modify images or perform manual adaptations like changing drivers

WAN Optimizations

  • In tandem with the cache, intelligent pre-fetching, and storage-wide deduplication make transfers lightning fast, while ensuring normal application performance

Data Resiliency

  • Velostrata virtual appliances are deployed to the cloud in a dual-node, active/active configuration which ensures data resiliency and high availability

Runbook Automation

  • Velostrata’s Runbook Automation tool scripts and automates migration of multi-tier apps, ensuring they are migrated and started in the cloud in proper order and in accordance with dependencies

Built-in Pre-Migration Testing

Watch how Velostrata lets IT test applications before an official migration with our test-clone capability. This allows IT managers to see how an application will work in the cloud within minutes and without taking the primary application offline. Dynamically change the instance type to perfectly tune your cloud architecture for any application. Want to see this in Azure instead of AWS?

Advanced Analytics and Monitoring

  • VM- and datacenter-level performance, activity monitoring
  • Built-in graphs, status portlets and inventory views
  • Monitors workload storage IO activity, response time, and patterns
  • Helps IT evaluate storage sizing and instance type selection
  • View usage and evaluate efficiency optimizations, including WAN usage, live workload streaming, background storage migration, write change set compaction, and more.

Automate with vRealize

In addition to our vCenter integration for general management, Velostrata also supports vRealize Automation. This lets you easily determine where you want workloads to run giving you the power to craft your ideal Hybrid Cloud.

Learn More

Understand Velostrata in Just 3 Minutes

This quick 3-minute video will give you an overview on how Velostrata’s unique cloud migration technology is helping enterprises take advantage of the public cloud in minutes (instead of days, weeks, or worse).

Understanding Velostrata Technology and How it Works

Get a deeper understanding of how Velostrata’s unique technology and architecture enable true workload mobility, and explore how these capabilities improve current migration and hybrid cloud deployment practices.

Product & Technology Datasheet

Velostrata software makes it possible for enterprises to build a dynamic, multi-vendor hybrid cloud so you can move workloads from on-premises data centers to and from public cloud in minutes.

Migrate a Multi-Tier Application into Azure

In this short video, we’ll demonstrate Velostrata migrating a large, multi-tier CRM application from on-premises VMware into the Microsoft Azure cloud quickly and easily.