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Datacenter Automation: Press Release

Cloud Migration Made Easy

Racemi delivers software to move images and applications between public and private clouds

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 is a Silver sponsor at the upcoming Cloud Expo Silicon Valley , Nov 1-4, and will be at booth #110 showcasing how enterprises can reduce their cost and increase flexibility by using their own server images to quickly and easily transition data center workloads to, or from, cloud computing resources.

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.

"Racemi cloud migration software addresses the number one requirement from data center managers who are seeking to move workloads to clouds to reduce their cost and increase flexibility," said Lawrence Guillory, CEO, Racemi. "Our sophisticated automation software is the easiest path for OEMs wanting to add cloud capabilities to their offerings."

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.

What Others Say
Rachel Chalmers, research director, at The 451 Group wrote: "Racemi has come up with a strategy to match its image-provisioning expertise with the essential requirements of companies moving into the cloud."

Dan Olds, who heads the Gabriel Consulting Group, reported: "Script-based provisioning works fine until you try to use it to build clouds and automate the provisioning and re-provisioning of resource pools. Under these conditions, script-based provisioning doesn't provide the speed, scale, or sophistication necessary to handle the job. For these complex use cases, image-based provisioning is a much better answer."

Martin Hingley of the ITCandor industry analyst firm based in the U.K. reported: "I believe this enthusiastic small company has a vital role to play in server management and large organisational Cloud Computing."

Racemi has been named a Cool Vendor and has received other industry awards. The cloud migration software technology is immediately available for OEM partner evaluations with more information available at www.racemi.com/cloud2.htm.

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 in and out of the major cloud providers, such as Amazon, GoGrid Rackspace, and Terremark. 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.