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Robin.io Simplifies Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Portability for Complex Stateful Applications

Robin.io, the 5G and Enterprise application automation platform company, announced new platform capabilities that help customers effectively adopt hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. The Robin Cloud-Native Platform now enables customers to easily move complex stateful applications across clouds to unlock cost efficiencies and avoid infrastructure lock-in.

Enterprises are increasingly looking at hybrid and multi-cloud strategies to support their growing infrastructure needs. Adopting a hybrid or multi-cloud strategy entails moving workloads between clouds to achieve better cost economics. However, each cloud has its own method of automation, deployment, and monitoring, making it challenging to move workloads, often resulting in costly migration projects. Kubernetes has enabled multi-cloud portability for certain stateless applications. However, moving stateful applications from one cloud to another remains a challenge.

Multi-Cloud Portability in the Robin Cloud-Native Platform
A video demo shows how the Robin Cloud-Native Platform works to move a multi-tiered application from AWS to GCP, using a Wordpress application with MySQL backend as an example.

"Multi-cloud and hybrid cloud adoption has been challenging for enterprises that rely on complex, stateful applications," said Partha Seetala, founder and CEO of Robin.io. "No one has effectively solved this problem until now. This new capability in the Robin Platform makes it possible to move stateful applications across clouds to support SLAs, latency, cost and other critical business objectives."

The new capability is now generally available in the Robin Platform. It extends Kubernetes to provide a simple three-step solution to move complex and multi-tier stateful applications from one cloud to another.

Step 1: Create application-level snapshot on the source cloud
The Robin Platform allows users to create an application-level snapshot that captures all metadata, configuration, and data at a certain point in time.

Step 2: Push the snapshot to a global repository
Robin enables users to create a global repository that is accessible to all clouds in their infrastructure. They can export application-level snapshots into the global repository with a single command or click.

Step 3: Pull the snapshot from the global repository to the target cloud
On the target cloud, the user can recreate the application, along with its data and exact configuration, by importing the application-level snapshot using a single command or click.

Published Monday, July 27, 2020 9:54 AM by David Marshall
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