RackWare today announced the general availability of its solution for managing hybrid cloud environments.
There’s a growing need for this kind of thing, given the adoption of hybrid cloud approaches by enterprises. More than 70 percent of heavy cloud users are considering hybrid cloud, according to IDC’s (News - Alert) most recent CloudView study.
The Advanced Hybrid Cloud Management Suite addresses all types of scenarios, including public clouds, OpenStack, and physical environments, explains RackWare CEO and co-founder Sash Sunkara. And it has the ability to work with Oracle (News - Alert) databases, SQL clusters, and more.
The RackWare solution lets enterprises migrate different environments and support a range of servers. It allows for automatic parking, to help customers save money. And it enables automatic scaling, which makes environments manageable even as they expand.
This new solution is part of the company’s RMM 6.0 platform, which has a variety of capabilities.
RackWare was founded in 2009 to enable enterprises to leverage private and public clouds. For the first couple of years of its existence, RackWare was focused on building a bridge so enterprises could move from their existing environments to the cloud, but without rewriting their applications, Sunkara explained in an interview last week. RackWare was able to win the business of such companies as CenturyLink (News - Alert) and SunGard during that time.
After raising its Series A funding in 2013, RackWare then introduced its second generation product. That was focused on scaling, said Sunkara. And RackWare around that time was able to sign on such companies as Crayola, Coke, Hallmark, and Procter & Gamble.
Following that, RackWare introduced a third generation product. That addresses disaster recovery. And it has provides significant savings for such RackWare customers as Blue Shield of California, SAP SuccessFactors, and Zebra Technologies (News - Alert).
Then some of RackWare’s larger customers asked the company to address hybrid cloud management. So the company has been in development on that for about a year and a half. And that work resulted in the Advanced Hybrid Cloud Management Suite.
Edited by Alicia Young