Tribeca Cloud automates SMB cloud migrations

The New York services company wins hosting contracts by helping small businesses pick a cloud platform appropriate for their unique infrastructure and automating migrations.

Many of the cloud migration plans that I hear about -- services that help businesses move their IT infrastructure from an on-premises setup into a cloud infrastructure -- are targeted at large companies. Tribeca Cloud, a two-year-old company in New York operating in a beta phase, targets small and midsize businesses (SMBs) seeking to automate that process.

Built on top of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Tribeca Cloud's service offers a series of recommendations for phased migrations and cloud hosting based on basic information provided by your company. It helps manage everything from picking the platform to understanding the implications of moving a load into the cloud. At least that's the theory.

"The mission is to provide this very aggressive, automated platform to help companies get their own platforms into the cloud," said Eric Diamond, CEO of the company. "If you decide to go ahead, we automate the process."

Of course, it won't surprise you to hear that Tribeca Cloud can host the applications or servers that it migrates -- because that's part of the reason it is helping recommend them in the first place. That isn't a requirement of the service, however.

Right now, it is focused on handling migration projects that involve e-comment, content management, customer relationship management, messaging and video solutions. "If you don't see a platform, let us know, and we can provision it for you," Diamond said.

Tribeca Cloud uses a unique approach to pricing. The entry-level "Walk," priced at $79 per month provides 70 gigabytes (GBs) of storage, up to 60 GB bandwidth, a separate secure database, nightly backups and a management dashboard. The high-end cloud server offering is called "Fly"; priced at $239 per month, it offers up to 300 GB of storage and 500 GB of bandwidth. 


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