Stratoscale's Symphony 3 enables AWS-compatible, hybrid cloud adoption

The latest version of the three-year-old firm's cloud infrastructure software takes it from the private cloud to hybrid.
Written by Stephanie Condon, Senior Writer

Earlier this year, Stratoscale released Symphony 2, cloud data storage software that promised the simplicity of Amazon Web Services on the private cloud. Now, with its release of Symphony 3, the three-year-old cloud infrastructure company is targeting enterprises that are finally making the move to AWS.

Symphony 3 enables enterprises to transform on-premise infrastructure into a hybrid and AWS-compatible environment.

"Cloud-native applications are rapidly becoming the standard, driving enterprises to build AWS-driven strategies for applications and data," Stratoscale CEO Ariel Maislos said in a statement. "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."

Symphony 3 can be deployed within minutes, transforming any x86 server into elastic cloud capacity that's AWS compatible. It offers IT organizations simple single-pane control and ensures the data center will evolve with the public cloud. The software supports legacy applications using existing storage infrastructure, and it also facilitates new cloud-native applications, both implemented on an AWS-compatible Region that is created on-premise.

The new release brings new capabilities to Symphony's architecture, including object storage. That resides side by side with block storage on the same hyperconverged infrastructure. With Symphony's software-defined storage, admins can easily shift resources between different storage types.

Additionally, the new version offers fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service. Offering it as a service removes typical barriers, Stratoscale said, such as the need for hiring experienced talent and accounting for the lifecycle management overhead of Kubernetes.

Symphony 3 also offers access to an application marketplace with more than 130 pre-packaged stacks of enterprise applications. Users can install and deploy the entire application stack with just one click.

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