Virtualization Featured Article

Stratoscale Release Simplifies Transforming Network Infrastructure

December 13, 2016

Transforming network infrastructure may sound like a job too big to undertake without a huge new budget on hand and plenty of help. It's not always as difficult as it may seem, however, and sometimes it's as simple as the use of some new software systems. Stratoscale is looking to simplify the process with its new release, Symphony 3.

Stratoscale Symphony 3 offers up a variety of new cloud-based services and options that effectively transform network infrastructure from being an on-premises operation to being an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region. That's a fairly effective and oddly direct transformation, and how it occurs is something to see.

The system not only provides an “all-in” cloud strategy, which allows information technology (IT) options to move readily toward an AWS operation, while at the same time keeping complete control of infrastructure aspects, which is perhaps the biggest reason to run an on-premises operation in the first place. That speeds up the overall transition process and makes it that much easier to run.

                   Image via Bigstock

Plus, with such an operation going on, it's possible to run cloud-native apps right alongside legacy apps to get the most out of a currently-operating system. There's no need for fast shifts and changes that won't be well-received by staff; rather, just a whole slate of new options. A built-in Kubernetes engine helps make the switch that much easier to make. Lastly, an easy switch makes for the best in flexibility, and flexible switching allows for better results later.

CEO and founder of Stratoscale, Ariel Maislos, commented “Cloud-native applications are rapidly becoming the standard, driving enterprises to build AWS-driven strategies for applications and data. The adoption of an ‘all-in’ cloud strategy, however, presents significant challenges as enterprises re-evaluate existing infrastructure and applications. Moving workloads between environments requires a detailed long-term plan and significant investments and adjustments. As a part of this migration process, Stratoscale Symphony 3 offers a unique value by transforming the data center into a hybrid and AWS-compatible environment.”

It's hard to pass up a combination of power and flexibility. Really, it is; who doesn't want a system that can do just about anything and deliver incredible value while being so easy to use that you can almost pick and choose what's actually used? That's a very difficult proposition not to go with, and will likely explain many future motivations to use Symphony 3 in transforming network infrastructure.

If transforming network infrastructure ever seems like too big a leap for a company, that company should consider Symphony 3 as the means to deliver a fairly complete transformation without many of the difficulties that come along with such transformation efforts. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

Click here to share your opinion – Would color of equipment influence your purchasing decision, one way or another?

Featured Blog Entries

Day 4, Cisco Live! - The Wrap

Day 4 was the final day of our first ever Cisco Live! We had a great show, with many great conversations and new connections with existing and potential end users, resellers, partners and job hunters.

Day 3, Cisco Live!

Day 3 of Cisco Live is history! For Fiber Mountain, we continued to enjoy visits from decision makers and influencers who were eager to share their data center and structured cabling challenges.

Day 2, Cisco Live!

Tuesday was Day 2 of Cisco Live for Fiber Mountain and we continued to experience high levels of traffic, with many high value decision makers and influencers visiting our booth. One very interesting difference from most conferences I attend is that there are no titles on anyone's show badges. This allows open conversations without people being pretentious. I think this is a very good idea.

Day 1, Cisco Live!

Fiber Mountain is exhibiting at Cisco Live! In Las Vegas for the first time ever! Our first day was hugely successful from just about any perspective - from quantity and quality of booth visitors to successful meetings with customers.

Industry News