Robin Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform Transforms Digital Enterprises

New Platform Enables an Application-Aware Private Cloud and Path to Hybrid Cloud for a More Modern, Agile Infrastructure 

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 07, 2017 – Robin Systems, the first Application Virtualization software company, today announced general availability of Robin Application Virtualization Platform (AVP), to help today’s enterprises transform their IT infrastructure into the digital, customer-driven foundation that will carry them into the future. The new platform enables an application-aware private cloud and path to hybrid cloud.

As every enterprise collects and shares terabytes upon terabytes of data by the minute via multiple devices and sources, existing bare metal or virtual environments are not able to keep up and customers are forced to choose between cost, agility and performance. Robin’s new offering lets them have all three.

Built on Robin’s award-winning technology, AVP virtualizes applications at bare metal performance with guaranteed QoS and makes infrastructure management completely invisible to the user.

Unlike point solutions, Robin uniquely simplifies application lifecycle in its entirety. RCP is the only solution that offers single-click application pipeline deployment; high availability and failover; and application level snapshots and clones to enable replication and time-travel for entire production as well as test & dev environments – all for complex distributed applications including Hadoop such as HortonWorks, Cloudera and MapR, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB and CouchDB, and RDBMS such as Oracle, Postgres and Mysql. Net benefit to the application user is complete self-service life cycle management without letting operations and infrastructure become a bottleneck in time to market.

RCP uniquely consolidates existing commodity hardware into a scalable, elastic, fluid pool of compute and storage resources that can be dynamically allocated to applications based on business needs or QoS requirements. It is also the only solution that offers its own storage resources that scale independently of compute environments. Net benefit to the IT organization is better utilization of hardware resources (bare-metal and virtualized) as well as seamless and consistent portability between development, test and production environments.

Implementing Robin technology will ensure better alignment between the application platform and the underlying infrastructure and lead to low management overhead, cost reduction and increased scalability. It lets the CIOs optimize their on-premise deployments while maintaining a path to cloud and retaining complete control over all aspects of a company’s IT environment from networking and storage to the ability to choose from a wide series of container solutions, orchestration and tools.

“By collapsing the silos in IT environments, AVP optimizes performance and the storage that today’s modern infrastructure requires,” said Premal Buch, Robin’s chief executive officer. “Our customers are seeing agility gains of 10x or more, better hardware utilization and cost savings of 50 percent by reducing the need for additional software resources, with storage baked in and added security benefits. Robin helps enterprises that are running Database-as-a-Service environments with large volumes of traffic to create a more modern application-centric infrastructure.”

“Enterprise organizations are undergoing digital transformation, but must consider and include their current infrastructure and applications to truly make the transition to greater speed and efficiency in their application lifecycle management,” said Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst, Cloud Management and Containers, for 451 Research. “Software such as Robin Systems’ AVP can enable enterprises to move forward in digital transformation while leveraging existing, commodity hardware for faster, simplified orchestration, provisioning, monitoring and management.”

About Robin Application Virtualization Technology

Robin is the first company to bring application virtualization benefits to mission-critical enterprise applications such as databases and Big Data clusters, enabling high-performance workload consolidation with the agility and flexibility previously available only to micro applications.

AVP transforms commodity hardware into a compute, storage, and data continuum that enables:

  • Applications to share a server or machine without any loss of performance and predictability. Even the most critical enterprise applications – such as databases and Big Data clusters – can be consolidated without any performance compromise.
  • Transparent application mobility across machines without any data loss. By decoupling compute from storage, Robin not only protects applications from server failures, it also ensures portability and mobility without moving or copying any data. Robin ensures seamless data access for applications no matter where they run.
  • Fast and simple application deployment and lifecycle management. Building upon container agility, Robin ensures that even the most complex distributed applications – including Hadoop such as HortonWorks, Cloudera and MapR, NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB and CouchDB, and RDBMS such as Oracle, Postgres and Mysql – can be deployed within a matter of minutes. Quick application clones can be created within seconds, and application-level clone and snapshots allow applications to go back and forth in time for production as well as test and dev purposes.

About Robin Systems

Robin is an enterprise software company offering the industry’s first Application Virtualization software. With a team that includes industry veterans from leading enterprise technology companies such as NetApp, Oracle and Veritas, Robin seeks to disrupt the $20 billion-plus virtualization market with its container-based compute and storage platform software that delivers better performance, higher consolidation and a much simpler application lifecycle management than traditional hypervisor-based virtualization. Founded in 2013, the San Jose, California-based company has raised more than $27 million in venture funding from leading investors such as Clear Ventures, DN Capital, USAA and SAP’s Hasso Plattner Ventures.


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Media Contact for Robin Systems
Andrea Corry
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