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VMblog's Expert Interviews: Velostrata Talks Channel Programs, Alliances and Futures

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I recently spoke with Jan Poczobutt, VP of Sales, North America at Velostrata, to find out what the company has been up to lately.

VMblog:  Can you begin by giving us an overview of Velostrata?

Jan Poczobutt:  Absolutely. Any enterprise that has tried migrating workloads using traditional, agent-based methods has experienced how truly complex, slow and risky it can be. At Velostrata, we've taken an entirely different approach. Our software uniquely decouples compute from storage, making it possible to move workloads to and between clouds without re-writing applications, modifying images, degrading application performance, or even changing management processes. We're speeding, simplifying and de-risking cloud migration. 

VMblog:  You recently introduced a channel program.  Tell us more about that.

Poczobutt:  Yes, we launched our Global Channel Partner Program just last month and the momentum thus far has been fantastic. We're investing in key partners who have expertise in the public cloud, and by doing so we're bringing Velostrata's cloud migration software deeper into the market. The program is designed to arm our ecosystem of partners, system integrators and cloud experts with a solution that enables them to help customers accelerate and simplify their journey to the cloud. We see the strong initial adoption by market-leading partners is validation of this approach. 

VMblog:  Also announced was a partnership with myCloudDoor.  Can you discuss how you are working together to ease cloud migration for SAP workloads?

Poczobutt:  Over the past year, we've partnered closely with myCloudDoor, and we're thrilled to now offer a joint solution. With this partnership, we're delivering SAP migration services that will help enterprises migrate SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure faster, more easily and with no risk of data loss. Successful SAP migration requires a deep understanding of the application itself and its various dependencies. This program combines myCloudDoor's expertise in all phases of cloud migration, from assessment and discovery to execution and managed services, with our cloud migration platform that is optimal for moving complex, multi-tier workloads like SAP.

VMblog:  Velostrata recently joined Microsoft's Enterprise Cloud Alliance.  Talk about your relationship with Microsoft.

Poczobutt:  Yes, we joined the program back in June and were thrilled to also participate in their Accelerator Roadshow earlier in the year. Our solution has proved valuable for helping customers keep Azure migration projects on time and on budget, as our solution enables users to migrate on-premises workloads into Azure within a matter of minutes. Adoption has increased rapidly, as enterprises continue to appreciate the business benefits of Azure. We're happy to join the program and pave the way for seamless adoption and mass migration.

VMblog:  Velostrata also recently achieved AWS Migration Competency Status.  What can you tell us about that program?

Poczobutt:  Yes, we joined the Amazon Web Services Partner Competency Program and achieved AWS Migration Competency status last month. We see this as another fantastic testimony to how our platform can help enterprises move complex and data-heavy workloads to AWS.

VMblog:  What can we expect to see next from Velostrata?  Anything else you'd like to share with VMblog readers?

Poczobutt:  Velostrata is continually improving our product support matrix and feature set. We support the ability to move workloads from on-premises datacenters into AWS and Azure today, but in the future, you'll see us broaden our cloud target support. Also - because of our streaming-based approach to cloud migration, we can easily move workloads to and from the cloud in minutes, so you can expect we'll continue to build on that workload mobility!

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Published Tuesday, August 08, 2017 7:35 AM by David Marshall
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