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Data Center Democratization Levels the Playing Field for Enterprises

May 13, 2016

Data centers are evolving at a breakneck pace, influenced by the cloud and software defined trends driving today’s technology sector. Being able to manage and orchestrate the new software defined data center (SDDC) requires a different approach than traditional data center management, one that encompasses the scale and automation inherent in the cloud.

Startup Stratoscale is targeting this niche market, offering the infrastructure scale and ease of use of Amazon in an on premises solution. The company aims to simplify data center and private cloud management on a public cloud scale, helping enterprises remain competitive in the software-defined cloud era.

This democratization of the data center not only levels the playing field for enterprises, it greatly simplifies previously complex and labor-intensive management and administrative functions. Stratoscale uses OpenStack and KVM along with converged compute, storage and networking in its Symphony SDDC solution. The out-of-the-box offering may be scaled out on demand and includes smart provisioning and allocation along with high availability.

"Enterprises are asking for two things,” said Ariel Maislos, CEO of Stratoscale, in a ZDnet interview. “They want to stop paying the VMware tax and they want to move from AWS to an environment they control. We're focusing on enabling the same experience so they can manage 10 servers or 1,000."

The company announced a partnership with Asiasoft Solutions last week to bring its SDDC offering to Asiasoft enterprise customers. Specializing in virtualization and cloud solutions, Asiasoft helps clients manage and virtualize their private, public and hybrid clouds from design to ongoing infrastructure support.

“With Stratoscale’s agile, scalable and easy to use SDDC solution we provide innovative cloud solutions for our clients, adding value to their business,” said James Lee, managing director of Asiasoft Solutions. “We are excited to be able to bring this platform to our customers, creating competitive advantage for our business as well.”

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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