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Virtana launches cloud platform on AWS Marketplace

By Ryan Morris-Reade
Thu 21 Oct 2021

Virtana has announced the availability of the Virtana Platform in AWS Marketplace. 

Virtana is an AIOps observability company for hybrid cloud. 

According to the company, Virtana Platform's delivery in AWS Marketplace gives Global 2000 enterprises the precise data-driven ability to identify, de-risk, and prioritise workloads, accelerating the migration of the right workloads at the right time in an optimised form to the cloud.

"With Virtana, we have a full cloud journey vision, from planning and migration and getting it all done right the first time all the way through, to optimising cost savings and performance on an ongoing basis," says Bob McKay, director of operations at Perfect Image.

"We got a report highlighting potential savings that ranged from 300k, conservatively, up to 800k with a more aggressive stance," he says.

"That meant that based on just that subset, we are going to get a return on investment of around ten to one."

Virtana Platform is a modern SaaS solution built for modularity, scalability, and flexibility. The platform consists of several case-specific modules, including:

  • Migrate: This module leverages the robust application discovery and granular workload profiling capabilities of the Observe agentless data collector. The solution provides a deep understanding of application dependencies, the associated infrastructure resource utilisation, and a migration complexity analysis. Virtana Migrate enables workload to infrastructure right-sizing, cloud 'instance' recommendations, and cross-cloud cost forecasting.
  • Optimise: This module provides ongoing cloud cost optimisation with a unique focus on performance, risk, and customer reduced cloud costs by 30% after just ten days. Virtana Optimise provides continuous bill analysis to alert on unexpected changes that drive up cloud spending, as well as a unified view of actionable saving recommendations. Its advanced 'What If' analysis engine delivers the ability to manage the balance between performance, risk, and cost through policy-based right-sizing. In addition, the per-instance visibility into programmatic discounts, data transfer fees, and instance utilisation provides a near real-time understanding of the true costs of your cloud entities.

"Access to Virtana Platform in AWS Marketplace provides customers with a scalable way to optimise and speed their cloud migrations," says AWS Marketplace Category Management director, Mona Chadha.

"Customers can leverage on-premise application discovery and profiling, dependency mapping and migration planning, cloud right-sizing, and cost optimisation at the touch of a button."

Virtana chief risk officer, Alex Thurber, says, "At a time when all companies are being rushed to the cloud, having a partner to guide you there with pre-migration insight and post-migration optimisation is crucial to getting the most bang for your buck in the shortest time frame.
 
"The technology we are providing AWS customers through Marketplace with rapid, customisable procurement options is just the start of what we can do for enterprises on their digital transformation journey," he says.

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