Racemi has interesting technology makes it possible for organizations to move physical and virtual images from place to place without having to worry a great deal about platform differences. They've offered this technology in a number of forms to help organizations with disaster recovery, workload optimization and now moving workloads into and out of most cloud computing environments.
Here's what Racemi has to say about their newly released software
The latest technology announced today by Racemi now makes it fast and easy to move server images and applications from on-premises data centers to cloud computing resources like Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace and Terremark.
Racemi’s easy-to-integrate OEM automation technology migrates server images regardless of underlying operating system, application software, configuration, or even the physical, virtual, or cloud infrastructure.
The software uses image-based provisioning to enable the migration of server images between any machine type, physical or virtual, as well as on-premises and cloud computing implementations. It will even translate hypervisors to ensure that virtual machines work in the new cloud environment, such as converting VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V or Xen virtual machines.
The software captures the entire "personality" of a physical or virtual server, including Windows, Linux and UNIX operating systems, applications and the storage and network configurations, in a single bootable image. This image has the ability to migrate to the cloud, while maintaining the personality and configurations of the original server.
Server images are created through live capture so downtime is avoided. Plus, the automation software automatically injects the correct drivers for the target cloud platform in the migration process.
Snapshot analysisRacemi understand that one of the fundamental challenges facing organizations that choose to move workloads from their on datacenters into a cloud computing environment is freeing them up from the underlying physical infrastructure. The systems in the datacenter are unlikely to be exactly like those being offered by the service provider.
Racemi is an old hand at moving things from one platform to another for archival storage, disaster recovery and now deploying cloud computing environments. They're likely to make the process as easy and as fool proof as possible.