Accelerite Releases Rovius Cloud, A Bulked-Up CloudStack For The Modern Enterprise

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Accelerite generally released a new cloud-building platform Tuesday—a technology acquired from Citrix and bulked up with software-defined storage, automated operations management and hybrid cloud capabilities.

Rovius Cloud delivers a solution for implementing hybrid infrastructure developed in line with Accelerite's unique strategy of giving new life to products bought from larger technology companies.

The cloud operating system looks to challenge existing hybrid solutions on the market with its ease of use, scalability, and overall cost savings, Rajesh Ramchandani, general manager of the company's cloud division, told CRN.

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Accelerite, based in Santa Clara, Calif., is the product arm of Indian software developer Persistent Systems. The company has made a business out of acquiring lower-profile technologies from large vendors, then building upon them to solve shortcomings and add value before introducing them back to the market.

Accelerite's portfolio also includes Radia, an endpoint security product originally purchased from Hewlett-Packard; as well as Aepona, an API management platform acquired from Intel.

About 18 months ago, Accelerite bought CloudPlatform from Citrix Systems—a productized version of the open source CloudStack technology.

Subsequent engineering upgrades added software-defined storage through an OEM deal with Datera, as well as an operations management console that can be either delivered through Software-as-a-Service or installed on-premises.

The general release adds the final component—integration with the public cloud, starting in the current release with Amazon Web Services. Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure will be added later in the year.

"Without hybrid, the story doesn't resonate well anymore," Ramchandani said.

Accelerite inherited much of the product's customer base from Citrix. Many CloudPlatform users were cloud providers themselves, including several telecoms around the world and large managed cloud providers like Datapipe and NTT.

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