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Cloud-to-Cloud Migration Moves Workloads Amid Amazon, Rackspace

Racemi breaks cloud lock-in without modifying server workloads

Moving workloads to the cloud, between public cloud providers, and back to the datacenter, is now significantly faster, easier, and more reliable with the release of Racemi's latest DynaCenter software.

With Racemi DynaCenter 4.0, customers can move workloads among Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Terremark - three major cloud computing providers - in any combination or direction. DynaCenter's image-based provisioning software automates the movement of entire server images, whether physical or virtual - including operating systems, storage and network configurations and applications - to another physical or virtual server or cloud computing resource. Unlike other technologies, Racemi does not require modifications to the server workload.

"The recent outage at Amazon reinforces the need for mobility in managing workloads. For some time, people have joked about cloud vendor lock-in by saying workloads check-in, but they don't check out," said Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi. "Of course, no one is laughing now. What the market really wants is the ability to build complex hybrid cloud strategies, involving their private data centers and multiple cloud providers. To do this, they must have the capability to quickly and easily migrate existing workloads in and out of the major cloud providers. With DynaCenter, we make it possible to transition workloads between local data centers and public clouds, as well as migrations from one cloud provider to another, which gives customers freedom to choose solutions that meet their changing business needs and streamline the on-boarding process for MSPs (managed service providers)."

Racemi makes its software available to technology partners to incorporate into their product offerings providing an easy path for OEMs to add cloud-ready capabilities to offerings.

"Racemi moves existing server images into the cloud without special modifications, which is exactly what the market wants," said William Fellows, principal analyst, The 451 Group. "By incorporating Racemi's software technology with their own offerings, technology companies can deliver new levels of flexibility for their customers on where to run workloads - whether on physical or virtual servers in the data center or on a public cloud."

DynaCenter migrates workloads by comparing the configurations of the source and destination servers, and configuring the necessary virtual machine components and device drivers "in-flight" to ensure that the image can be run on the target platform, regardless of hardware or hypervisor platform.

Racemi has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has received other industry awards. The latest version of DynaCenter is immediately available for OEM partner evaluations. To read more, go to www.racemi.com/cloud2.htm. View a short video highlighting Racemi's cloud and virtual server migration capabilities at www.racemi.com/cloud.html.

About Racemi
Racemi builds server imaging and cloud migration technology allowing companies to quickly capture, clone and migrate their server images anywhere. Racemi enables OEM partners to automate private data centers by leveraging its market-leading server imaging technology to rapidly provision servers in any automated use case including rapidly deploying enterprise images to cloud computing resources. For MSPs, Racemi is the fastest and best method for on-boarding customers to their cloud. For more information, visit www.racemi.com.

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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.

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