Ravello: AWS gets VMware Offerings from VMware
Ravello Systems today announced two new offerings that offer VMware-based services on public cloud infrastructures, including Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS).
InfinityDC, the “nested virtualization” specialist, was unveiled by the “nested virtualization” specialist. It allows organizations to expand their VMware datacenters in cloud without having to buy more hardware. InceptionSX lets them run VMware ESXi Hypervisors in cloud. Both products can also be used on the Google Cloud Platform in addition to AWS.
InfinityDC allows enterprises to auto-deploy a complete VMware environment with complex networking within five minutes inside AWS. It also supports live migration using vMotion, from an existing data centre to a new environment within AWS or Google.
With InfinityDC, organizations can scale up or down VMware datacenters by deploying VSphere hosts in the cloud hourly. This is possible with central management via VPN.
Robert Verdam, of bConn IT, stated that “expanding a datacenter can be a significant investment for an enterprise. This means that most of the hardware will not be used, making the entire project uneconomical. Enterprises will see the ability to expand a VMware server into AWS or Google Cloud to meet urgent requirements as a huge advantage. Ravello’s nested ESXi is a great option for both AWS and Google. The convenience factor is huge and I would highly recommend it.
InfinityDC’s foundational technology is InceptionSX, which the company claimed is the only product that allows enterprises to run VMware ESXi virtual machines on public clouds.
Ravello stated that InceptionSX was released today after a four-month beta period. The technology was battle-tested by more than 1,250 VMware users with more than 1,000,000 ESXi CPU hours and 25,000 ESXi labs being published. “During the beta, users created labs to test several VMware products, including vSphere and vCenter, NSX and VSAN. They also tested other products in the VMware ecosystem, such as Catalogic, Actifio and Veeam.
Ravello’s service starts from 14 cents an hour