DynaCenter automates movement of entire server images and relocates them with all their connections to another physical or virtual server.
IT departments that have been forced to juggle virtual
servers in separate VMware, Citrix Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V deployments now
have an option that dispenses with most of that extra work.
Provisioning and automation software maker Racemi came
out Feb. 23 with a virtual server that can migrate automatically to differing
virtual machines, thus enabling conversions between VMware, Xen and Hyper-V
virtual servers in any combination or direction. It also works with physical
Racemi's DynaCenter automates the movement of entire
server images, including operating systems, storage and network configurations,
and applications, and relocates them with all their connections to another
physical or virtual server. The make of server is immaterial.
"We're enabling enterprises new levels of freedom to
move among different virtual server technologies without the expense of
rebuilding applications or concerns with lock-in," said Racemi CEO
"In addition, this helps both enterprises and
service providers move server workloads into clouds as most use Xen technology,
while enterprises mostly have been using VMware."
Racemi's DynaCenter compares the configurations of the
source and destination servers and reconfigures the necessary components and
device drivers "in-flight" to ensure that the image can be run on the
new server, Guillory said.
Supported operating systems include Windows, Linux,
Oracle's Solaris and IBM's AIX. Supported
hypervisors include VMware's ESX, Microsoft's Hyper-V, the open-source Xen
hypervisor, IBM Logical Partitions (LPARs)
and Oracle/Sun's Logical Domains (LDOMs).
Racemi, founded in 2001 and based in Atlanta,
describes itself as a business systems portability company that provides
bridges for physical and virtual migration, disaster recovery, image capture,
and deployment across dissimilar hardware.