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Cloud Migration Software Now Supports CA AppLogic and GoGrid

Racemi DynaCenter automates server migrations saving time and money

Racemi has announced its DynaCenter can now quickly and easily migrate server images to public cloud provider GoGrid and CA's AppLogic cloud computing platform.

The latest release, DynaCenter 4.1, is image-based provisioning software that automates the movement of entire server images, whether physical or virtual - including operating systems, storage and network configurations and applications - to a cloud computing resource or another physical or virtual server. Unlike other technologies, Racemi does not require modifications to the server workload.

Support for GoGrid is added to existing support for Amazon EC2, Rackspace and Terremark. With Racemi DynaCenter, it is also possible to move workloads among these cloud computing providers, as well as to another physical or virtual server - in any combination or direction.

The newly introduced DynaCenter software also significantly reduces the time it takes CA AppLogic customers to migrate existing servers to that platform. Until now, this was a manual process that could take several man hours per server. By automating this migration process, DynaCenter customers can now migrate multiple servers at once to the AppLogic platform, in significantly less time per server.

"We're breaking the issue of lock-in by making servers and applications portable among physical, virtual and cloud resources," said James Strayer, vice president of product management, Racemi. "In addition, hosters, MSPs, and cloud providers that leverage the AppLogic platform can now accelerate their implementations and migrations while dramatically reducing their costs."

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.

DynaCenter migrates workloads by comparing the configurations of the source and destination servers, and configuring the necessary network, storage, and virtual machine components "in-flight" to ensure that the image can be run on the target cloud platform.

Racemi has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has received other industry awards.

About Racemi
Racemi builds server imaging and cloud migration technology allowing companies to quickly capture and move their existing server images to, from and between cloud providers and across data centers. 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 (managed service providers), Racemi is the fastest and best method for on-boarding customers to their cloud.

In addition, Racemi Cloud Path is a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering that makes it possible to quickly onboard existing applications to cloud computing providers without costly professional services or rebuilding servers from scratch. This enables businesses to migrate their existing applications into the cloud with very little cost and absolutely zero risk. It requires no infrastructure at the customer location so there is no hardware to buy and nothing to maintain.

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More Stories By Glenn Rossman

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.