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Free Online Migrations to IBM SoftLayer Made Easier than Ever

The Cloud Path for IBM portal used for transitioning workloads to SoftLayer now offers support for SoftLayer Object Storage in order to store captured customer images. By adding support for SoftLayer Object Storage, Cloud Path for IBM ensures that the customer's data is always 100 percent within their control to help ensure security, as well as compliance with regulatory and governance policies.

Since the initial launch, hundreds of customers have successfully migrated a variety of workloads to SoftLayer using the online, Software as a Service (SaaS) portal. Migrated applications have included industry-leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Process Management (BPM), Customer Support, Business Collaboration, and Knowledge Management applications, as well as custom applications.

Racemi has teamed with IBM/SoftLayer to offer this self-service migration portal at no charge, enabling customers to save an average of $800 per server in labor versus a manual migration. Details about this offer can be accessed at www.racemi.com/ibm.

"We've had experience with all different types of workloads and the feedback we've received has been nothing short of amazing," said Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi. "We hear over and over how much time and money customers have saved in the migration process using Cloud Path for IBM."

A sampling of those customer comments can be found here, www.racemi.com/wpas.

The Racemi software captures the entire server stack-including operating system, applications, and configuration-and automatically converts it to run on the selected SoftLayer region by applying the necessary tools and drivers during the migration process. This ensures existing workloads are migrated in their time-tested configuration, which leads to better reliability and ability to be supported.

There is no infrastructure to deploy or maintain on the customer's site and key features such as Live Capture ensure there is no server downtime. All customer data is secured and compressed using AES/RSA SSL encryption over firewall- friendly, fault tolerant outbound HTTPS connections to provide maximum protection and reliability.
Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014 6:22 AM by David Marshall
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