Software company PTC selected CloudVelox software to migrate more than 1,000 severs to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As part of its data center consolidation strategy, which will involve multiple AWS regions globally with a mix of both Linux and Windows environments, PTC selected CloudVelox’s One Hybrid Cloud software.
Eugene Von Taube, senior director of information technology at PTC, said the software will help the company to overcome common migration obstacles. These include speed, efficiency, security, and network configurations.
Taube expects the datacenter consolidation, currently underway with CloudVelox’s help, to reduce PTC’s expenses by more than 90 percent. He said the automated cloud migration software will also reduce the process time from a year to just a few months, compared to doing so manually or using a virtual machine (VM) migration tool.
“Although CloudVelox is a new company, they have the most advanced tool,” he said, adding its live migration feature was key. This allows PTC to run a VM between different physical machines without disconnecting the client or application.
“If they didn’t have that tool, migrating VMs and then testing if it is working, and only then disconnecting users would take additional time,” Taube said. “Also with CloudVelox, we can take the existing configuration, for example, security groups, and we can recreate the security groups exactly as they were on-premise in the cloud, with the flexibility to add or delete some of the ports.”
The software extends AWS’s security to enterprise data stored on-premises. It also gives customers the ability to run their existing and new Linux and Windows multi-tier and multi-system apps without modification on the AWS Cloud.
It has a simple drag-and-drop interface, which the company says allows IT to leverage cloud services without having to understand the complexity of cloud. In addition to cloud migration, the software’s use cases include cloud recovery and cloud dev/test.
In addition to working with AWS, One Hybrid Cloud will also be compatible with Microsoft Azure in the near future, CloudVelox said.