Thursday, October 19, 2017

Severalnines fights cloud lock-in with holistic cluster software

Platform allows developers to deploy their open source database on any cloud, with AWS and DigitalOcean being the focus on initial roll-out.

Database infrastructure management software provider Severalnines has unveiled NinesControl, a database management cloud service that seeks to end cloud lock-in.

The company said the solution lets MongoDB and MySQL developers deploy and manage polyglot databases on any cloud, with no need to install anything.

The first edition of NinesControl is now available and works for AWS and DigitalOcean users.

More cloud providers and datastores are expected to be added soon, however, no dates have been disclosed.

Severalnines said cloud lock-in can be particularly problematic for databases, which are stateful by nature and inherently hard to move.

As a result, the provider designed NinesControl to give developers and admins the flexibility to deploy and operate their open source databases on any cloud.

The company said in a statement: “NinesControl is for developers and admins of all skills levels who do not want to limit themselves to one cloud provider nor use the services that are only available on that cloud.”

Vinay Joosery, co-founder and CEO of Severalnines, said: “Cloud database products are usually not equivalent or compatible between vendors, which makes it nearly impossible to migrate.

“We want to give back to developers the control which is rapidly being taken away by cloud vendors. This means now they really can deploy their databases on any cloud.”

He continued to said that NinesControl is different from the rest of the market in that they have total control of their data.

“It does not host the database instances, he said.

“The database is deployed in the cloud of the user’s choice. NinesControl delivers on our vision of ‘Your Database, Any Cloud’.

“The plan for future releases is to add more technologies and hosting providers, giving users an even better range of choice.”

Data Economy has recently attended NetApp Insight 2016, where the cloud lock-in took centre stage with calls for a Clexit – cloud exit strategy – being made by NetApp executives.

Now watch a 30 seconds presentation of NinesControl.