Timely Partnership, due to Rackspace’s Move Away from IaaS, Gives Customers Seamless Migration Capabilities alongside High Availability Options for an Always-On Infrastructure
Zurich, Switzerland & Mumbai, India – September 9, 2014 – CloudSigma, a public cloud IaaS provider with advanced hybrid hosting solutions, and CloudLeap, a cloud migration and high availability SaaS company, today announced a partnership that will allow companies to conduct seamless, live migrations from their on-premise infrastructure or another cloud platform to CloudSigma’s public cloud. CloudLeap customers also now have the option to failover to CloudSigma’s platform in the event of an outage for improved disaster recovery (DR) and high availability.
“This partnership comes at a strategic time in the IaaS industry’s development,” said Robert Jenkins, CloudSigma CEO. “With Rackspace moving away from its IaaS role to focus more on managed services, there are many companies contacting us looking for an easy way to migrate their VMs to a provider like CloudSigma instead of opting for Rackspace’s much more expensive managed hosting offering. Our new integration with CloudLeap allows them to achieve that quickly, easily and with little or no disruption to running services.”
Using its SaaS technology, CloudLeap takes a snapshot of a customer’s servers and then is able to load them directly into CloudSigma’s cloud. Although dependent on the amount of data and bandwidth, the average migration can be completed in a matter of hours, instead of the days, weeks or even months that it would take a company to achieve the same migration on their own. This helps CloudSigma customers achieve a faster ROI from their cloud deployment while also eliminating downtime since it’s a live migration that continuously sends real-time snapshots until both environments are synched and the legacy environment can be switched off. This real-time snapshotting also applies to CloudLeap’s unique DR strategy that offers an active failover option where both environments are kept running, so any platform switch only takes a matter of seconds.
“Many companies spend a lot of time making the decision to move to the cloud and selecting the right cloud provider; but, then, when it comes time to complete the move, they’re not sure where to start,” continued Jenkins. “Our partnership with CloudLeap removes that complexity, helping companies accelerate their migrations to CloudSigma’s platform in a few easy steps. And, with the ability to failover between CloudSigma cloud locations or another CloudLeap provider, they can rest assured that their server instances will remain available.”
Beyond its seamless, live migration capabilities, CloudSigma also chose to partner with CloudLeap because it has a more secure means of transferring data during migrations. Unlike other migration solution providers, CloudLeap does not act as a proxy for customers’ data. The server snapshots are never stored within CloudLeap’s infrastructure, removing data privacy or access concerns. Customers’ data always remains in their control.
“We are excited that CloudSigma has chosen us to provide easy migration and high availability to its customer base,” said Shiva Shankar J, co-founder, CloudLeap. “We’re already seeing a lot of requests for migrations to CloudSigma’s public cloud, especially from emerging markets like the Middle East, which is a focus for us. CloudSigma is a very attractive option especially after the NSA scandal, since companies across Europe and beyond want to avoid U.S.-based data centers, so CloudSigma’s Swiss-based cloud offers an appealing computing base.”
CloudSigma is currently available globally from five data centers based out of Zurich, Switzerland; Silicon Valley, U.S.; Washington D.C., U.S.; Miami, U.S.; and Hawaii, U.S.; with more locations soon to be announced.
In a world where reliance on information systems and data is ever increasing, CloudLeap aims to provide clients with uninterrupted and reliable access to their information systems and data by using advanced and patented technologies that help clients implement a cloud migration and cloud-based high-availability solution easily.
CloudLeap is privately owned and operated by former IT professionals who have significant experience in the product development and running successful startups. CloudLeap owns all patents and code necessary to provide long term pricing stability, swift response to product enhancement needs and an absolute commitment to keeping your business from losing data. For more information, visit www.cloudleap.in.
CloudSigma is a pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider that’s enabling the digital industrial economy through its highly-available, flexible, enterprise-class hybrid cloud servers and cloud hosting solutions, both in Europe and the U.S. CloudSigma is the most customizable cloud provider on the market, giving customers full control over their cloud and eliminating restrictions on how users deploy their computing resources. With CloudSigma, customers can provision processing, storage, networks and other fundamental computing resources as they please, as well as extend private networks out of existing infrastructure and elastically into CloudSigma’s IaaS cloud to create easy to manage and transparent hybrid cloud solutions. For more information, please visit www.CloudSigma.com or find the company on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+.
Meredith L. Eaton