Sanbolic Aims to Migrate Business-Critical Apps to AWS
The very idea of putting business-critical applications in the public cloud still makes a lot of people cringe, but Sanbolic is hoping to help enterprise, government and startup Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Web Services customers see the light. The company is bringing its Melio AppCluster Microsoft SQL Server public cloud platform to AWS to make it easier to enable business-critical apps in the cloud.
The new offering enables AWS customers to span or move business-critical apps from on-premise data centers into the AWS public cloud. Sanbolic is touting the typical benefits of cloud with the tool — pay-as-you-go flexibility, long-term investment and vendor lock-in avoidance, instant elasticity, and an open and agile infrastructure.
How successful the company will be at this point in the cloud’s evolution really is the question, though. With notable AWS outages in recent months, business and IT executives have to be asking themselves if it’s worth the risk. As noted in June, cloud outages may take the headlines, but the reliability of cloud still beats the records of most IT departments.
Still, AWS public cloud outages have taken down some rather big cloud-based businesses. They’ve survived it, but what would a large outage do to an enterprise running business-critical applications in the cloud? Startups may feel the cost reduction and simplicity are worth the risk. As the cloud continues to prove itself to its existing and potential customer base, it’s a sure bet more businesses of all sizes will move their business-critical apps to the cloud.
Sanbolic is taking a big step in steering customers toward the AWS public cloud with business-critical applications. Making that transition will be key to persuading organizations they should consider the cloud for the apps that keep their companies operational.
“From a technical standpoint, the new Sanbolic AppCluster SQL Server platform available via Amazon Web Services will provide AWS customers with the ability to simplify management and increase availability, while ensuring lighting fast failover and load balancing across physical and virtual SQL Servers,” said Momchil “Memo” Michailov, CEO and co-founder of Sanbolic, in a prepared statement.
Likewise, Terri McClure, a senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group, noted the attraction for IT organizations in being able to scale or add high availability to their SQL Server environments.