Cloudyn, a leading provider of hybrid, multi-cloud monitoring and
optimization solutions, announced yesterday that it had closed a Series B
round of financing in the amount of $11 million. The company also talked about the cloud management industry growing at an astounding rate and
becoming increasingly dynamic. To find out more, I spoke with Vittaly Tavor, Co-founder & VP of Product at Cloudyn.
VMblog: Your company mentioned seeing the
enterprise at a tipping point around cloud, why is that?
Vittaly Tavor: Throughout the year,
we witnessed enterprises begin to shift production workloads to the cloud
where, in the past, they only had experimental projects. 2015 marks a pivotal
moment where cloud has "Crossed the Chasm." As a result, monitoring and
optimization tools such as Cloudyn became a necessity for project planning and
monitoring of the workload once it started running in the cloud. In fact,
enterprises today are seeking solutions like Cloudyn even before shifting into
cloud. The aforementioned indicate enterprise cloud-maturity.
VMblog: What major change do you
see enterprise companies making in 2016 around the cloud?
Tavor: More traditional,
low-tech industries (e.g. mining, manufacturing, transport) are going to shift
their workloads into cloud, and the majority of enterprises are going to
embrace the hybrid model: private deployments bursting into public and vice
VMblog: What kind of opportunity
does this present for Cloudyn?
Tavor: Cloudyn is the leader
in hybrid cloud monitoring. We are the only solution that presents a clear and
consistent picture of the full deployment: private and public, and facilitating
the decisions related to project placement, sizing and total cost, just to name
VMblog: Will there be winners and
losers in this new corporate IT shift that is underway? And if so, who are the winners and
what kinds of vendors would be at risk?
Tavor: The winners will be
the enterprises who embrace the cloud strategy earlier. These early adopters
realize that the cloud is a means to be more agile and ultimately more
The losers will be the
small infrastructure providers. As the cloud grows in popularity, more
deployments will shift into larger clouds-at the expense of local and smaller
hosting companies. Even Rackspace, which is a very successful hosting provider,
did not have sufficient funds to sustain a real public cloud and started
VMblog: Can you tell me a bit
more about Cloudyn's single pane of glass approach, why that is unique and how
that benefits companies?
Tavor: Cloudyn treats a
deployment as a single operation. It allows customers to view all of their cloud
activities in one place; accurately show aggregated costs and usage for
different activities across different clouds (public/private); view all
resources (in all clouds) provisioned for specific activities. This insight allows
them to confidently take actions (e.g. deciding on a new project location and
structure, moving a deployment, selecting a right provider) based on real
numbers rather than hunches or feelings.
Once again, thank you to Vittaly Tavor, Co-founder & VP of Product at Cloudyn, for speaking with VMblog.com.