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The announcement continues a recent ZeroStack offensive that has included partnerships with Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and the addition of enterprise-grade features, including high availability for VMware virtual machines.
ZeroStack’s product is a managed OpenStack cloud in a box. The company supplies an appliance with all the hardware for a private cloud, but more significantly, ZeroStack handles the cloud management remotely. It turns the private cloud into a more hands-off experience.
For Auction Software, a Dallas-based ZeroStack customer, the VMware conversion feature is “a capability that we probably wouldn’t use very often, but we like having it,” says Richard He, who handles operations for the company.
What Auction does use, though, is ZeroStack’s ability to easily port workloads to and from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Five-year-old Auction develops customized software for auction websites. It often hosts those sites on AWS, but “we’ve been porting most of our clients onto ZeroStack,” He says.