Crosscheck Networks Helps Ease Enterprise Cloud Migrations

Company’s new CloudPort offers visibility into evaluation tools to determine cloud computing providers, determine an effective migration strategy, and identify and mitigate risk

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Crosscheck Networks, Inc. has unveiled CloudPort that can simulate services in the cloud prior to implementation. Capitalizing on actual metrics of cloud providers and enterprise data centers, organizations using CloudPort can align their infrastructures with business requirements for enhanced reliability and risk mitigation, and ensure seamless enterprise-to-cloud integration.

With CloudPort, enterprises benefit by never having to touch production code while eliminating the substantial time, capital, and IT staff resource expenses related to building a distinct cloud test environment including:

  • A full-scale, redundant architecture that involves acquisition hardware and licensing costs
  • Hiring dedicated development teams to perform testing and benchmarking
  • Custom hand-coding "what-if" scenarios to determine error conditions related to latency, performance, scalability, and security

Crosscheck Networks enables enterprises to make more informed decisions when selecting a provider for, and prioritizing which applications to migrate to, cloud computing. CloudPort supplies IT organizations with information about cloud providers including: performance metrics, geographic latency, and service initiation/"spin-up" times; failures, outages and application error states; and security, capacity. and interoperability.

A pre-requisite for migrating mission-critical applications, CloudPort’s "single pane of glass," centralized console offers the ability to model scenarios across cloud providers and data centers to validate trading-partner integration analyze provider performance characteristics for precise SLA measurement/management and ensure effective cloud migration -- without impacting production systems.

"Organizations are bombarded with messages that moving some or all of their infrastructures to the cloud will deliver benefits ranging from faster integration with partners, reduced capital expense and increased IT flexibility," said Mamoon Yunus, CEO of Crosscheck Networks, "but they lack real-world data about how their data centers would perform once they’re integrated with the cloud. As a result, enterprises struggle with confidently determining if and what to move, and once decided, prioritizing when to move it.

"CloudPort addresses these needs by allowing for granular ‘what-if’ scenario planning that proactively establishes business risk, ultimately facilitating reliable, secure migrations and reducing costs," Yunus continued. ”It enables post-migration monitoring so organizations can ensure that everything continues to run the way it was envisioned -- or quickly flag and correct should an issue arise."

Crosscheck Networks offers a pay-as-you-go subscription model. Additionally, CloudPort provides quantifiable metrics on corporate-wide Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) interfaces regarding adherence to corporate rules such as service naming conventions, data types, data structures, and protocol bindings. Also, it ensures that both consumer and producer development teams adhere to corporate mandates regarding message security and interoperability before going into production.

CloudPort is available immediately and pricing starts at $4999.

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