Robin Systems, the leading container-based cloud platform for big data and databases, today announced that it has partnered with Microsoft to pave the way for 1-click migration of on-premise enterprise applications including all the application data and its state to get an identical live running application on Microsoft Azure.
Robin offers a simplified and automated “lift-and-shift” transfer of RDBMS, NoSQL, and big data applications into Azure cloud by leveraging the Azure Data Box. Robin is designed from ground-up to define, deploy, and manage (scale, move, snapshot, clone, migrate) entire applications, not just the data volumes or file systems.
Ankur Desai, Director of Products at Robin systems described in his blog the nature of this unique joint solution. According to Ankur, the joint solution is going to open up possibilities for Microsoft customers and will help them migrate applications including data for data-heavy applications like Mongo DB and Casandra into the Azure Cloud. The joint solution eliminates significant pain points for customers who want to migrate data-heavy applications to the cloud.
Dean Paron, Director, Azure Storage at Microsoft commented on the blog, “We are excited about the collaboration with Robin Systems. This solution helps us migrate applications alongside data for Azure non-native applications like Mongo DB and Casandra into the Azure Cloud.”
Today migration of enterprise applications from on-premise to the cloud is a costly, time consuming and error-prone manual effort that involves saving and transferring only the application data to the cloud, re-configuring the on-premise application setup to work with cloud compute, network and storage APIs and then launching the application in the cloud. Microsoft and Robin Systems have worked together to automate this entire process by integrating Azure Data Box and Robin Cloud Platform.
“Moving petabytes of data to the cloud is very costly and can become a cumbersome process fraught with error wherein oftentimes performance is lost in translation, on the way from on-prem to the cloud,” said Premal Buch, CEO of Robin Systems. “Together, Robin Systems and Microsoft Azure Data Box are empowering Azure Data Box customers with a joint solution that leverages container technology to enable 1-click cloud migration for applications including database and Big Data applications, reduces costs and eliminates the need to add IT resources. We are pleased to help Azure Data Box customers simplify enterprise cloud migration and Application Lifecycle Management.”
Robin captures the application configuration and metadata, SLA policies, topology (network and deployment) and data in a single “application snapshot.” This “application snapshot” can be transferred anywhere and be used to provision a new instance of the application that has the exact same setup, state and data. Complex distributed or clustered apps can then be deployed, copied, moved or migrated with 1-click. Once migrated, customers can interact with the application as if it were the original on-premise application.