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PlateSpin Migrate | Server Migration Use Cases

Complete data center transformation and migration projects performed quickly and efficiently with automatic, unattended high-speed Physical-to-Virtual (P2V), Virtual-to-Virtual (V2V), or anywhere-to-anywhere server migrations – even to the cloud.

With over 1,000,000 servers migrated PlateSpin Migrate is one of the world-leading, comprehensive migration tools.

Avoid Business Interruptions With Near-Zero Downtime

Whenever you get new servers you have to spend a lot of time reinstalling and reconfiguring them. We can help by moving entire server workloads to the new servers, over the network, unattended, while the original servers are still running.

Some IT teams schedule nights and weekends for migration from physical servers to virtual machines. They are trying to avoid costly downtime for each workload being migrated, but this can significantly lengthen the overall data center migration timeline. It also makes projects more expensive if significant evening or weekend overtime is required. What’s worse, the migration project often slows down essential business processes and delays other projects.

PlateSpin Migrate allows you to copy a physical server to a virtual host without taking the source physical server offline. You can even synchronize changes to keep the virtual copy up-to-date while the original is still live in production. This means that the longest parts of a typical migration – the initial copy and testing that copy – can both happen without any downtime at all.

Avoid Business Interruptions With Near-Zero Downtime

Avoid Business Interruptions With Near-Zero Downtime

Minimize Risk: Unlimited Testing Before Going Live

When you are migrating critical workloads, it is important to be able to test the newly-created workloads in the virtual environment before they go live in production. However, with most vendor-supplied P2V tools, migrations cannot be paused or tested. They can only be aborted and restarted.

We let you test new workloads before they go live. And with the Server Sync technology in PlateSpin Migrate, you can even synchronize production changes that occurred during testing so you don’t have to copy the workload all over again. Your data center migration will be much less stressful because of the ability to thoroughly test before you go live. PlateSpin Migrate gives you the confidence and peace of mind that your new servers – virtual or physical – will perform as expected in their new locations.

Minimize Risk: Unlimited Testing Before Going Live

Simultaneous Migration of Multiple Servers

Most virtualization platform vendors have software to help customers perform physical-to-virtual (P2V) migrations, usually to their own platforms only. While using such a tool is faster than completely rebuilding and configuring the entire workload as a virtual machine, it can still take several hours to complete each individual server migration. Since server consolidation projects often involve dozens or hundreds of servers, they can tie up IT staff for weeks or even months.

We help you to dramatically reduce the time required for large-scale server consolidation projects. PlateSpin Migrate performs multiple migrations – up to 40 – concurrently, which helps you complete your server consolidation projects on time.

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Simultaneous Migration of Multiple Servers

Automated Migration and Rebuilding Processes

All too often, IT teams have to rebuild and configure the entire workload on new hardware. For a single server, this can take several hours. For dozens or hundreds of servers, this can tie up your IT staff for weeks or even months. It takes even longer when you have to schedule the work for evenings and weekends to avoid production downtime. And when your IT staff is busy babysitting migration consoles, other important projects are delayed.

We help you dramatically reduce the time required for hardware migration projects. We provide a fully automated way to migrate multiple concurrent workloads to and from a wide range of physical and virtual containers. With PlateSpin Migrate, you will not have to manually rebuild and configure new servers ever again. Additionally, your IT staff will not need to babysit consoles while data is being transferred. PlateSpin Migrate’s automation capabilities will allow IT to complete projects on budget and on time.

Best Practices for Large-Scale Cloud and Data Center Migration Projects

Automated Migration and Rebuilding Processes

A Comprehensive Approach: Move Windows, Linux and Cloud Workloads

Unlike competing offerings, PlateSpin Migrate offers complete migration support – both Linux and Microsoft Windows, as well as both virtual and cloud based migrations. Create a single process for all your migrations, including cloud migrations, and avoid having to use several different tools, or having to rebuild workloads manually.

In today's dynamic world, enterprises are relentlessly looking for better ways to manage infrastructure, systems and applications – this often leads to the execution of projects where a large numbers of workloads are moved into a managed or public cloud.

A Comprehensive Approach: Move Windows, Linux and Cloud Workloads

Migrate Servers to the Cloud

Moving to the cloud has never been easier. PlateSpin Migrate supports both Windows and Linux workloads, and makes migrations to the cloud as easy as migrations to more traditional environments like VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V. Administrators with a basic knowledge of these traditional migration types will have no problem understanding the functionality in PlateSpin Migrate that allows them to migrate workloads to cloud platforms.

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Migrate Servers to the Cloud

Switch Server Vendors and Models With Ease

Many data center servers are upgraded on a three-year cycle. Some server hardware vendors have software to help customers upgrade from older servers to newer ones. But most often, upgrading server hardware requires you to completely rebuild and configure the entire workload on the new hardware. And when an organization switches server vendors (e.g., from Dell to HP), the migration is almost always an entirely manual process.

PlateSpin Migrate can move and copy workloads across a broad range of virtual machines and hypervisors, as well as across different makes and models of physical servers. By automatically adding required drivers and removing unnecessary ones, PlateSpin Migrate lets you upgrade hardware as easily as you upgrade software.

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Switch Server Vendors and Models With Ease

Secure the Workload Migration Process

Security is often overlooked in workload migrations. The tedious work of rebuilding and configuring new replacement servers is often assigned to junior IT staff. These staff members need added administrator privileges on both the old and new servers to perform that work. For critical servers, this can present a substantial security and compliance risk.

The unique architecture of PlateSpin Migrate assigns administrator rights for the source and target workloads to PlateSpin Migrate, instead of to the human operator. This means contractors or junior staff members can be assigned to perform server migrations without having administrator privileges that could pose a risk to the migration project.

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Secure the Workload Migration Process
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