Turbonomic touts support for AWS and Azure public cloud with new release

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Turbonomic, a Boston-based cloud and virtualisation software provider, has announced new support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure public cloud environments with general availability of its 5.9 iteration.

The company says the move will ‘enable customers to confidently accelerate their journey to hybrid cloud’, with support offerings include visibility of all workloads regardless of where they reside, and lowering of public cloud bills by 30% on average.

Other features include being able to migrate to AWS and Azure public clouds through migration planning, workload placement and workload scaling, controlling public cloud workloads, and enforcing compliance across hybrid environments.

Turbonomic cited a Gartner forecast which argues that by 2020 a quarter of large enterprises will run ‘dynamic optimisation’ solutions to manage the public cloud, compared to less than 1% in 2016.

Gartner defines dynamic optimisation as “a technology capability that uses telemetry, algorithms, service and resource analytics, and policies to drive automated actions that reduce waste, cost and risk exposure, while simultaneously improving service levels.” Naturally, Turbonomic – back in its previous life as VMTurbo – was named as a representative vendor in the analysis, in April last year.

“Transitioning to hybrid cloud presents a new challenge: deciding which workload should run where and when, and confidently managing the transition. It’s a cloud-scale challenge that can only be solved with self-managing software,” said Shmuel Kliger, Turbonomic founder and president in a statement.

“With today’s announcement, Turbonomic is uniquely positioned to help customers monitor and automate their workloads anywhere – on premises and/or in public cloud – in real-time, to unleash the full potential of the public cloud’s elasticity and scale.”

In August, Turbonomic – alongside Verizon – issued research which argued business continuity was the most important business driver of multi-cloud adoption, yet citing cost as the primary differentiator. The company told CloudTech at the time that focusing primarily on cost was “not a recipe for assuring customers are delighted with your service.”

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