SOURCE: CloudVelox


April 19, 2016 07:00 ET

CloudVelox Rapidly Migrates Exar Corporation's Business Critical Oracle Stack to AWS Cloud

One Hybrid Cloud Software Accelerates Dev/Test by 300 Percent and Reduces Recovery Point Objectives From Two Days to Just One Hour

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 19, 2016) - CloudVelox, a leader in cloud automation and orchestration software, today announced that Exar Corporation deployed its One Hybrid Cloud™ software to leverage Amazon Web Services (AWS) for dramatic improvement of its Oracle stack disaster recovery (DR) service-level agreements (SLA) while reducing risks and costs. Exar substantially increased its development testing productivity by enabling engineers to create labs three times faster and enhanced the reliability of its Oracle supply chain and mission critical workloads such as Salesforce.

Using One Hybrid Cloud solutions, the company improved its cloud DR SLAs by enhancing recovery point objectives (RPO) and reducing recovery time objectives (RTOs) from two days to one hour. CloudVelox's software allowed Exar to overcome serious obstacles, addressing the hardware refresh cycle and other technical complexities such as, deployment challenges with its Oracle Linux 32-bit server, which isn't standard and couldn't be easily replicated to directly fit onto the cloud.

A hardware refresh would have been too costly and other solutions for moving workloads from physical environments involve compromises, from high costs to high-risk tradeoffs, including downtime. Exar has a small team of engineers managing its complex global infrastructure and, despite the known advantages, leveraging the benefits of the cloud seemed like an impossibility without CloudVelox.

"We were able to significantly increase our Oracle protection while reducing costs thanks to CloudVelox," said Renato Siljeg, vice president of Information Technology at Exar. "During the short proof of concept (PoC) process we also discovered that we could rapidly extend our engineering infrastructure onto the AWS Cloud. Dev/Test could quickly accomplish complex simulations and testing in two weeks instead of the two or three months typically required and that was a big productivity boost for us."

Exar, a leading supplier of analog mixed-signal products serving the industrial, high-end consumer and infrastructure markets, chose CloudVelox to significantly reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) for its cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and to extend its engineering infrastructure onto AWS on demand to simplify complex simulations and make testing much faster.

"CloudVelox gave us the ability to immediately exceed business objectives," added Siljeg. "We increased productivity, reduced costs and established a new standard of operating excellence thanks to CloudVelox and the cloud. As an additional benefit, the CloudVelox 'full stack' approach gave us the ability to easily tackle a very complex problem and address many issues that had held us up."

CloudVelox's One Hybrid Cloud offers a leading cloud automation and orchestration software for the enterprise allowing even the largest, most complex data centers to migrate to any cloud easier than ever before. It extends AWS's security seamlessly to enterprise data stored on-premises and 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.

"One Hybrid Cloud software automates and simplifies dozens of complex manual cloud migration processes, eliminating the complexities and delays that can be a substantial barrier to cloud adoption," said Greg Ness, vice president of Worldwide Marketing at CloudVelox. "The unprecedented breadth of automation reduces cloud migration times, risks and can reduce expenses by more than 90 percent for multi-tier apps. The cloud then becomes an ideal disaster recovery and Dev/Test option for both enterprise apps, and mission-critical workloads."

The company's top priorities for the project were to improve disaster recovery SLAs by leveraging IaaS; improve information flow and deliver predictive business intelligence to employees and partners; and to increase virtualization to minimize the company's on premise footprint while leveraging the cloud's scalable, pay as you go economics.

The deployment was remarkably fast, as CloudVelox's software automated key disaster recovery processes including discovery, blueprinting, provisioning and deployment of the DR environment onto AWS. To find out more about the technical challenges, benefits and how CloudVelox helped Exar visit Exar and CloudVelox to read the case study.

One Hybrid Cloud uses an application blueprint-based approach to automate the provisioning of critical storage, security and network processes on AWS. It is a single solution for Cloud Migration, Cloud Recovery and Cloud Dev/Test featuring a simple drag and drop interface that allows IT to leverage cloud services without having to understand the complexity of cloud.

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