Velostrata

Purpose-built, enterprise-grade migration to Google Cloud.

Frictionless migration

Velostrata gets enterprise applications running in Google Cloud within minutes, while data migrates transparently in the background. Whether you’re migrating from on-premises or other clouds, Velostrata accelerates and simplifies mass migration projects with support for hundreds of migrations per sprint. With Velostrata, enterprises can validate, run, and migrate applications into Google Cloud without rewriting them, modifying the image, or changing management processes. Getting to Google Cloud is fast and simple.

Cut costs

Velostrata helps reduce migration labor and complexity — in fact, one Fortune 50 customer found that they saved up to five hours per server. You can also eliminate costly on-premises hardware and software licenses sooner, and rightsize your cloud instances with usage-driven analytics to avoid cloud over-provisioning.

Save time

With Velostrata’s real-time streaming, stateful workloads begin running in the cloud within minutes rather than days or weeks. While your application runs in Google Cloud, remaining data syncs and transfers seamlessly in the background. This means apps are live up to 100x faster, and migrations complete up to 10x quicker, as compared with traditional migration strategies. Plan and test in parallel, rollback in minutes (if needed), and migrate hundreds of workloads per sprint.

Reduce risks

Built-in testing makes it fast and easy to validate before you migrate. And fast on-premises rollback provides a safety net when the unexpected happens. No software agents means no impact on the resources needed by the workload itself, no need to open access to or from the network where the workload is running, and the ability to complete your migration without the source VM running at all. And with workloads that begin within minutes, downtime is minimal, up front, and predictable.

Improve agility

Accelerate and simplify your migration journey by leveraging Velostrata’s speed and scale. Migrate a single app with a few clicks, execute a migration sprint with 100 VMs using Runbook Automation, or use our REST API to build your in-house migration factory. With Velostrata, you are empowered to migrate and customize in whatever way that is best for you.

How it works

  • Step 1: In-cloud testing and validation

    Use isolated test clones to test directly in the cloud without any impact on live applications.
  • Step 2: Generate migration sprint

    Export inventories of on-premises or cloud environments and define your migration order and other parameters in a runbook. Integration with select discovery and assessment platforms can automate this process.
  • Step 3: Deploy workloads to Google Cloud

    Execute your migrations directly from our vCenter plug-in or use runbooks to automate multi-tier migrations. Select cloud instances optimized for cost or performance based on data-driven rightsizing recommendations.
  • Step 4: Background data migration

    Begin using applications in Google Cloud after just a few minutes while remaining data syncs and transfers seamlessly in the background, transparently to end users.
  • Step 5: Stateful rollback to on-premises (if needed)

    If things don’t go as planned, rollback to on-premises, make some tweaks, and try again. No loss of data or project time.

“The key to keeping migration costs down is scaling effectively, and with Velostrata we can migrate large groups of workloads into GCP quickly and easily, keeping our labor costs low and success rate high.”

Jon Latshaw, VP Cloud Services, Cardinal Health

Use cases

Accelerate your migration journey

Move business application workloads from on-premises and other clouds into Google Cloud quickly and easily, with built-in support for testing, rollback, automation, and more. Reduce IT labor and keep migrations on time and under budget.

Migrate any application landscape

Migrate any application landscape with ease, whether it’s a single application, a mix of thousands of applications, multi-tier systems like SAP, legacy OSes, and/or physical servers. We’ll migrate it all to GCP.

Deploy agile capacity bursting

Move applications that are pegged on-premises into larger, more powerful instances in the cloud with minimal downtime and complete data synchronization throughout.

Safeguard your migration end-to-end

Test applications directly in the cloud before you migrate. Begin applications in the cloud within minutes, while providing minimal downtime that is easy to predict and schedule. Rollback to on-premises anytime if needed.

Features

Automatic and seamless adaptations

Automatic and seamless adaptations for cloud, including driver/agent installations, networking, licensing, and more. No manual changes required to the applications, images, networks, storage, or drivers when migrating most operating systems and versions.

Provisioning and rightsizing

Provision cloud instances directly from Velostrata, including support for customizations to networking, encrypted disks, etc., as well as analytics-based rightsizing recommendations for both cost and performance.

On-premises stateful rollback

Stateful rollback so no trip to the cloud is one-way if applications don’t operate as planned.

Customizable

Customization hooks allow IT managers to perform specific customizations (e.g., enable or disable services) upon migration to cloud or rollback to on-premises.

Pre-migration validation and testing

Pre-migration validation via Velostrata’s test-clone capability, which allows testing of production workloads and data directly in the cloud, within an isolated environment that has zero impact on production or live systems.

Automated migration

Migration automation through self-documenting auditable migration plans which IT can automatically generate from vCenter or other clouds. Automation runbooks provide an ordered, automated migration plan that includes configuration details, enabling scalable batch migration.

Programmable migrations

Programmable operations with REST API or PowerShell enable automation of the migration flow using the orchestration/automation tools of your choice.

Boot over WAN

Velostrata performs a native boot from the source operating system over the WAN in just a few minutes — regardless of the image size. While the image boots, Velostrata adapts it on the fly to meet the target environment. No manual changes to the application, image, storage, drivers, or networking are required.

Intelligent streaming

Prioritizes necessary data for an application to run and moves that to the cloud first. Applications begin running in cloud within minutes, while less-frequently accessed data can be streamed in the background while application runs in cloud.

Multi-tier caching and optimization

A multi-tier read-write cache in the cloud stores the working set of data needed by the application while it runs in the cloud. De-duplication, pre-fetching, asynchronous write-back, and network optimizations further accelerate the migration and reduce migration bandwidth by up to 75% in production migrations.

Resiliency

Each Velostrata Edge deployment incorporates an active-active migration cluster which is deployed across two zones. Writes are acknowledged in both zones and asynchronously transferred back to on-premises storage to prevent data loss during a single zone outage when deployed in a dual zone configuration.

Pricing
Free to use for all customers migrating to GCP.

Resources

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