April 30, 2018

Cisco’s RStor launches multi-cloud platform for enterprises

The launch aims to aggregate and automate compute resources from data centers in a bid to provide visibility into executing workloads.

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Tech giant Cisco’s U.S-based startup RStor have unveiled a multi-cloud platform for enterprises. With this launch, RStor seeks to aggregate and automate compute resources from data centers for their cloud-native customers in order to provide them complete visibility over workloads.

Cisco say that the USD 45 million startup RStor, backed by them, will use the investment to accelerate product development, hire staff and build customers with partner ecosystems. They also say that RStor have taken their first step in doing so by partnering with data center giant Equinix to install the multi-cloud platform at the latter’s IBX data center.

RStor say that their products are enabling enterprises to seamlessly manage and control data while meeting complex requirements of high-performance computing and cloud environments. Speaking about the launch, Giovanni Coglitore, Founder, and CEO of RStor, commented:

The legacy model of the consolidated data center with its thousands of networked computers, redundant power supplies, and environmental controls isn’t relevant to the computing demands of AI and machine learning.

Instead, a new Internet based on a distributed network, where computing happens where data lives, is what customers today demand.

Explaining the demand for a new product in the market, Coglitore added:

I have seen firsthand the industry gains that come from breaking open the black box of proprietary IT infrastructure.

That same hunger is driving the need for a hyper-distributed platform that can manage multi-cloud environments to achieve greater choice and cost savings.