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Earlier this year, #Stratoscale released #Symphony2, #cloud #datastorage software that promised the simplicity of #AmazonWebServices on the private cloud. Now, with its release of Symphony 3, the three-year-old cloud infrastructure company is targeting enterprises that are finally making the move to #AWS.

Symphony 3 enables enterprises to transform on-premise infrastructure into a hybrid and AWS-compatible environment.

“Cloud-native applications are rapidly becoming the standard, driving enterprises to build AWS-driven strategies for applications and data,” Stratoscale CEO Ariel Maislos said in a statement. “The adoption of an ‘all-in’ cloud strategy, however, presents significant challenges as enterprises re-evaluate existing infrastructure and applications. Moving workloads between environments requires a detailed long-term plan and significant investments and adjustments.”

Symphony 3 can be deployed within minutes, transforming any x86 server into elastic cloud capacity that’s AWS compatible. It offers IT organizations simple single-pane control and ensures the data center will evolve with the public cloud. The software supports legacy applications using existing storage infrastructure, and it also facilitates new cloud-native applications, both implemented on an AWS-compatible Region that is created on-premise.

The new release brings new capabilities to Symphony’s architecture, including object storage. That resides side by side with block storage on the same hyperconverged infrastructure. With Symphony’s software-defined storage, admins can easily shift resources between different storage types.

Additionally, the new version offers fully managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service. Offering it as a service removes typical barriers, Stratoscale said, such as the need for hiring experienced talent and accounting for the lifecycle management overhead of Kubernetes.

Symphony 3 also offers access to an application marketplace with more than 130 pre-packaged stacks of enterprise applications. Users can install and deploy the entire application stack with just one click.

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