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Akasia Cloud Helps Enterprises Make Cloud Migration Decisions

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Below is our recent interview with Sarah Bancroft, Marketing Coordinator at Akasia Cloud:

Q: What is Akasia?

A: Akasia is a provider of cloud assessment software solutions that help enterprises make cloud migration decisions based on their specific workload infrastructure. Akasia’s cloud planning SaaS solutions perform unbiased and sophisticated cost modeling across leading cloud platforms including AWS, Azure, GCP, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud in cloud native virtualization and VMware-on-Cloud configurations. Akasia is quickly becoming the most popular cloud planning software solution because of its unique ability to non-invasively discover asset and utilization details of the on-premise infrastructure and providing unbiased recommendations for the most cost-effective cloud provider and the most cost effective cloud infrastructure configurations for enterprises looking to migrate from on-premises data centers to cloud.

Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?

A: The new Akasia Universal Translator uses AI-based self-learning to translate asset inventory, workload capacity and utilization data from any source, including popular tools such as vCenter, RV Tools, Microsoft SCOM, CMDBs, and native cloud monitoring tools such as AWS Cloudwatch for seamless ingestion into Akasia Infrastructure Modeler. Akasia eliminates the need for specific cloud migration monitoring agents by reading outputs from tools that already exist in the data centers, resulting in less invasive and more expedient cloud migration assessments. The Akasia Universal Translator is a non-invasive utility that accepts output files from any pre-existing data center tool, and offers the ability to optionally anonymize the source data for higher privacy and security.

The step of gathering on-premises infrastructure and utilization detail as a preparation for cloud assessments is a complex task and frequently delays cloud migration projects by weeks if not months. With the help of the new Akasia Universal Translator, IT administrators can quickly and easily translate their on-premises or cloud infrastructure detail into data that can be uploaded for cloud assessments into the Akasia Infrastructure Modeler.

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Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?

A: Akasia offers two advanced SaaS solutions. The first, Akasia Infrastructure Modeler, provides cost planning for lift-and-shift migrations from one on-premises or cloud environment to another. It discovers on-premises resources and provides equivalent and right-sized cloud templates in minutes. It includes hidden costs such as network that incur unexpected charges in the cloud. Akasia’s automatically generated reports provide a complete cloud bill of materials and costs that form a starting point for lift and shift migrations.

Our second SaaS solution, Akasia Cloud Modeler, models costs for new cloud deployments. It allows the user to select and configure cloud-native resources such as serverless computing, cloud storage, and cloud databases, and compare the costs across different clouds. Akasia Cloud Modeler is a go-to for refactoring to cloud-native options.

Q: What can we expect from your company in the next 6 months? What are your plans?

A: You can expect to see some leading edge product releases that use AI, machine learning and predictive analytics to help enterprises get the highest cost and innovation benefits from their cloud migration projects. Stay tuned for more partnership announcements as we continue to expand our feature set and our reach into the market.

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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?

A: People might not know just how much time and money they can save by using our cloud cost modeling tools! We save our customers 30-80% in cloud infrastructure costs by comparing costs across all major clouds and right-sizing VMs to ensure our customers only pay for the cloud capacity they need. With millions of cloud options available, it is impossible for companies to find the most cost-effective option without help from an automated software modeling tool. Akasia saves enterprises time by producing a suite of cost-effective cloud models in minutes, accelerating and simplifying cloud migration decisions.

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