Automated analytics for accurately choosing and right-sizing cloud storage significantly reduces the risk of performance degradation, high costs, and migration delays
Philadelphia, PA November 16, 2017 – Cloudamize, a leader in cloud-computing analytics, today announced new enhancements to its Storage Planner that enable companies to plan and execute cloud migrations faster, easier, and with more accuracy. The Cloudamize Storage Planner identifies the optimal cloud storage option for each workload that companies are migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, or Google Cloud Platform. As a result, companies significantly reduce the risk of performance degradation, high costs, and migration delays that are commonly caused by making inaccurate cloud storage decisions.
Cloud providers offer various storage options, such as credit-based storage like GP-SSD in AWS, and hard or fixed performance based storage such as premium storage P4-P50 in Azure. Each of these options works differently and has different performance limitations. Companies are challenged to understand all of the cloud storage options that are available and how each will perform for different workloads - as well as to analyze all of the essential storage metrics and then apply these on-premises metrics to the cloud.
“When you’re migrating to the cloud, one of the most complicated decisions you’ll have to make isn’t about compute - it’s about storage,” said Khushboo Shah, Head of Cloudamize. “With so many different options designed for so many different purposes, most businesses are at risk of making a wrong decision, which leads to unhappy users, extensive debugging, and ultimately failed migration. Leveraging automated storage analytics is the only way to make storage decisions with accuracy.”
The Cloudamize Storage Planner includes the following features and capabilities:
- Storage Performance Analysis: Collection and analysis of on-premises storage performance metrics, including required peak IOPS, available maximum IOPS, disc capacity, disc occupancy, required peak throughput, available maximum throughput, and operation size.
- Storage Modeling: Automated replication of every cloud storage option – including how each works and its performance parameters – that enable on-premises storage metrics to be accurately converted to cloud storage metrics.
- Storage Benchmarking: Projected performance for each recommended storage option based on current on-premises performance metrics and those same metrics converted for the cloud.
- Storage Right-Sizing: Recommended optimal cloud storage option for each workload based on Storage Performance Analysis, Storage Modeling, and Storage Benchmarking to ensure ongoing cloud storage cost-performance optimization.
The Storage Planner helps companies navigate and overcome challenges in assessing, choosing, and managing cloud storage. It fully automates the process of analyzing on-premises data to gain insights into your storage systems and then applying that analysis to storage options in the cloud to identify the right-sized storage solution for each workload.
“If storage is accurately right-sized, it can provide up to 90% cost savings. If not accurately sized, applications will suffer from serious performance issues,” said Shah. “Cloudamize is the only platform that provides automated, comprehensive storage planning analytics from performance analysis, to performance and cost prediction, to right-sizing - all absolutely essential capabilities for successful cloud migration planning and execution.”
Cloudamize provides a cloud computing analytics platform that accelerates cloud migration and maximizes cloud ROI. Using the Cloudamize platform, customers can calculate and compare TCO across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform; automatically discover all applications and their dependencies; determine which applications to migrate and when; identify their optimal cloud instances and storage options; design a phased migration plan; and gain clear visibility into cloud costs for better control. Armed with high precision analytics and powerful automation, customers can make accurate cloud decisions faster, easier, and with more confidence, so they can speed and simplify cloud planning, migration, and management and ultimately realize the full potential of the cloud. Cloudamize is part of the Cloudreach Software Business Unit and is proudly located in Philadelphia. For more information, please visit https://www.cloudamize.com and follow us @cloudamize.