CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE: COR), a national provider of powerful, network-rich data centers, today announced that it has formed a strategic channel and product alliance with RiverMeadow Software and Violin Memory Inc. RiverMeadow’s flagship product, enCloud™, is an automated cloud onboarding solution built specifically for carrier and cloud service provider IaaS platforms. Violin Memory is considered the leading provider of fast and scalable flash memory arrays.
By colocating within CoreSite’s network-centric, high-performance data centers with Violin Memory’s scalability and capacity for high I/O rates and RiverMeadow’s enCloud SaaS-based solution, over 275 carriers and cloud service providers within the CoreSite ecosystem can seamlessly access and deliver high-performance cloud onboarding, disaster recovery, and storage services over their IaaS platforms at a competitive price.
The enCloud software runs an open standard data-collection process that results in the creation of a disk image of the server being migrated, whether physically or virtually. That disk image is automatically converted and can be deployed into most commercially-available target cloud stacks including VMWare’s vCloud™. The disk image is saved using a storage device such as Violin’s flash memory array and can be recovered in the event of a disaster. Because this innovative solution is deployed using CoreSite’s network-centric computing platform, the enCloud software and the Violin appliance are directly accessible to all carrier and cloud service providers across CoreSite’s North American data center platform.
“This strategic channel and product alliance creates value for both cloud and network service providers as well as their enterprise customers across CoreSite’s platform,” said Jarrett Appleby, COO at CoreSite. “Our customers in the carrier and cloud service provider ecosystems now have immediate access to value-add, revenue-generating cloud-migration and flash-storage solutions, enabling our customers to deliver best-of-breed cloud services to the market.”
“Porting and tuning the enCloud software to run natively on the Violin Memory appliance can reduce server migration times by as much as 80% compared to those conducted over typical runtime environments,” said Mark Shirman, CEO of RiverMeadow Software. “It’s a compelling combination of connectivity, performance and capability that gives carriers and cloud service providers three core IaaS platform services that can be offered to end-user clients.”