RoadCast, RoadCast2017

Stratoscale: Innovate Or Die

It’s 2017 and the great majority of IT organizations are beginning to realize that there are truly only two options for them: innovate or risk their own extinction. As part of our most recent RoadCast video series, we spoke with Ariel Maislos, CEO of Stratoscale, about this who pointed out right away that this mentality has actually developed for a good reason.

In the past, what we now refer to as legacy applications lived happily for many years without any major changes and when a change was required, it typically meant a disaster, Maislos explains. These were IT’s pets and they were treated with a lot of caution and care, which worked fine back then. However, now everything is changing and today’s enterprises need to innovate and evolve and make some important changes in order to meet customer demands and requirements.

Today’s internal customer is the application developer, says Maislos; these are software guys who move very quickly. As the service providers for their organizations, IT teams need to realize the pace that their customers are working at, Maislos explains, so that they can meet their expectations. Otherwise, these internal customers will simply move to the cloud because the public cloud can meet their expectations.

This isn’t to say that internal customers moving to the public cloud is a bad thing. AWS and other public cloud providers have their use cases and might be a great fit for a lot of organizations. But the public cloud is not a one-size-fits-all solution and for a lot of applications it simply makes more sense to keep them on-premises, Maislos explains. This is true for organizations working in highly regulated environments, or those who need to keep their intellectual property and data private, or even those who can’t afford the costs that public cloud requires.

IT teams that are innovating and evolving are focused on serving their internal customers. This evolution is leading us to more complex database-like services, cloud applications and things that are developer focused and meeting the needs of cloud-native applications inside of enterprise environments, says Maislos.

This is where Stratoscale comes into play, allowing organizations to develop and deploy cloud-native applications wherever it makes the most sense by offering an on-prem cloud infrastructure solution that’s AWS compatible. Stratoscale enables organizations to develop the same application regardless of where it is deployed, offering true freedom and flexibility and a hybrid cloud strategy that works, says Maislos. Applications can freely move from on-prem to cloud or vice versa without ever needing to be rewritten to be deployed somewhere else.

What’s New With Stratoscale?

In a separate video we spoke with Stratoscale’s CEO to learn about what’s new with the company’s powerful software-defined cloud infrastructure solution. Maislos tells us that the company’s focus has always been on helping application development teams fulfill their goals and be able to run their cloud native applications in any environment, whether in the public cloud or on-premises. To do this, Stratoscale has been introducing more and more services that are AWS compatible that will allow developers to easily deploy their applications wherever they need to.

In the last year, Stratoscale has introduced a lot of database services, Kubernetes services, along with multiple storage products and other important features. Watch the video to learn more about what Stratoscale offers today and what customers can look forward to in the near future. You can also visit stratoscale.com  and stratoscale.com/blog to learn more.