Date: January 2, 2019
Happy New Year and welcome to our new website! What a difference a year makes. For those of you who have visited us before, you’ll likely notice quite a different emphasis here. For those visiting for the first time, we’ve made a lot of changes designed to make our message more direct about our products and mission. We’re hoping it all resonates.
Let me provide some background for the changes.
Our mission from the very beginning (even way back when we were known as Steeleye Technology) has always been to help companies keep their critical applications up and running and make sure they never lose data. And in fact, we were the first to do this in the Linux environment with HA clustering starting in 2000. We expanded our support to Windows shortly after.
Not too long ago, physical servers and shared storage became the infrastructure platform foundation of choice for all critical services. And HA failover clusters became the go-to solution for redundancy, recovery, and ensuring uptime.
Things are changing fast. Last year, I mentioned profound changes in our industry. Public cloud services like AWS, Azure, and GCP have grown enormously. That growth has primarily come from new SaaS or greenfield applications and to some extent, migration of less critical operations to the cloud. But, over the last 18 months, the interest by major corporations in moving their business-critical applications out of the data center and into the cloud has grown enormously. That interest is now translating to the migration of key business applications like SAP or custom applications using SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL and the like into the cloud. This is a sea change. And while these applications are somewhat late to the cloud party, we can all understand why. It is a huge leap for IT to trust their central business operations to the cloud – These are big decisions, but clearly, the value of cloud is being broadly appreciated and adoption for even the most critical apps is showing that.
What does this mean for SIOS?
A lot! Many of our customers are looking to use HA failover technology they had on-premises in physical and virtual environments to achieve the same benefits they had in their data centers available when they operate in the cloud. There’s no SAN in cloud and there are no guarantees at the cloud IaaS level that they can achieve what they have had on-premises for these applications. SIOS is providing a clear choice for these key strategic data center moves to help them provide the uptime, ensure their data is safe and confidently make the move.
So, now back to our website and our message.
It’s simple. We’re doubling down on our focus on the key solutions our customer need in the cloud to achieve the kind of HA and DR that are central to delivering critical application services. And we’re making significant new investments to address the advanced needs of this market. As part of that, we’re taking our legacy forward in failover clustering, building on that, and integrating many new features and capabilities including our advanced analytics. The outcome of our new focus for this emerging market will be higher availability, reliable service, and higher productivity for IT staff delivering critical services using cloud infrastructure. IT Resilience delivered through Intelligent Availability.
This is exciting times for our industry and customers and we’re looking forward to another great year helping all of you. Stay tuned for much more news from SIOS!
Happy New Year!
-Jerry Melnick, SIOS Technology Corp. CEO