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Velostrata to Participate in Microsoft Accelerator Roadshow

Velostrata, a leader in cloud workload mobility, today announced it is one of 15 companies to be featured in the Microsoft Accelerator Roadshow, taking place April 24th through April 28th 2017 in Seattle, Washington and in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Microsoft Accelerator is a global program built to empower startups around the world on their journey to build great companies. Microsoft provides startups the tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise to help them become successful companies. The goal is to help startups mature into enterprise-ready companies by scaling every aspect of their business. The global Microsoft Accelerator program provides startups unprecedented access to top Microsoft partners and customers and provides unparalleled routes to market with accelerators in cities around the world: Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, London, Paris, Seattle, Shanghai and Tel-Aviv.

"Velostrata is honored to be one of the 15 companies chosen by Microsoft to join the 2017 Startup roadshow," said Issy Ben-Shaul, CEO and co-founder of Velostrata. "Velostrata cloud workload mobility software helps enterprises move workloads to Microsoft Azure cloud with unprecedented speed, simplicity and scale. As a Microsoft partner, our vision of helping companies take advantage of Azure is highly complementary. We look forward to further collaboration with the Microsoft team and expanding our visibility in the Azure community."

Velostrata agentless workload mobility platform makes it possible to migrate applications and their data to Azure quickly and easily. Velostrata uniquely decouples compute from storage, and streams only the necessary elements for an application to execute, enabling applications to run natively in the cloud in minutes, regardless of image size. Key differentiators include:

Velostrata is unique in several important ways:

  • Speed: Velostrata's unique real-time streaming means stateful workloads can be up and running in the cloud 100x faster than replication-based methods
  • Simplicity: Velostrata is agentless, and requires no changes to applications, images or existing management practices.
  • Safety: Organizations can test before they migrate, without taking production applications offline. They can also rollback to on-premises quickly, providing a safety net that reduces migration risk.
  • Scale: WAN optimizations including deduplication, streaming, and caching make it possible to move 100 VMs in parallel over modest bandwidth.

"The Microsoft Startup Roadshow takes the best and the brightest of emerging technology companies and provides a broad range of support to help fuel their rapid growth," said Ravi Narayan, global director, Microsoft Accelerators at Microsoft Corp. "Velostrata's unique product, combined with an experienced management team, make the company a perfect candidate to take advantage of all the Microsoft Startup Roadshow offers."

Published Monday, April 24, 2017 11:46 AM by David Marshall
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