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Velostrata delivers unicorns. And rainbows. And application portability.

Ben Kepes | Aug. 27, 2015
Back in the beginning of time (well, five or so years ago), the ability to migrate applications between on-premises and the cloud was held up as the holy grail. Times have changed, but Velostrata is still following that yellow brick road.

To put it simply, Velostrata's approach might take a company from the dark ages of enterprise IT and pull them a few years forwards, but it doesn't really allow your average enterprise to look or work like a Google or a Twitter. And yet this is what successful organizations will need to do - their IT will need to deliver the sort of flexibility and moldability that we see from the biggest web-scale operations.

Add to that the fact that we have approaches such as Microsoft Azure's stretch table database, which allows a database to stretch between on-premises and cloud locations, and we can see that this simple approach towards hybrid is rapidly becoming insufficient.

Velostrata might be delivering something pretty cool that we might have thought was impossible a decade or so ago, but the world has moved on. While this may well be useful to some organizations, it doesn't really move the needle in the way it needs to.


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