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VMblog's Expert Interviews: Micro Focus Talks PlateSpin Migration Factory for VMware Cloud on AWS

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Old school virtualization users might remember the popular technology that came out of the Toronto-based company, PlateSpin, back in 2003 which was later sold to Novell around 2008.  Fast forward to 2017 and the PlateSpin name is still alive and well at Micro Focus.  The company recently announced PlateSpin Migration Factory for customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.  To learn more, I spoke with Eric Varness, VP of Product Management at Micro Focus

VMblog:  Micro Focus announced PlateSpin Migration Factory for VMware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).  What are the advantages of enabling this migration technology for these platforms?

Eric Varness:  PlateSpin Migration Factory enables fully automated migrations from any source platform to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS, cutting migration project times in half. 

VMblog:  How will customers use PlateSpin Migration Factory for VMware Cloud on AWS?

Varness:  PlateSpin Migration Factory for VMware Cloud on AWS is a planning, scheduling, migration execution, and visualization solution that streamlines the execution of large-¬≠scale cloud and data center migration projects.

VMblog:  How does the availability of this solution affect project managers and others involved in the migration process?

Varness:  Our mission for PlateSpin is to help partners and customers migrate servers to more profitable platforms faster, with less risk, and at less overall cost. Ultimately this solution helps project managers create realistic project plans, empowers project architects to better understand environmental challenges and enables migration specialists to execute server migrations on time, with more automation and less room for human error.

VMblog:  And why was it important to create a product for VMware Cloud on AWS?

Varness:  VMware infrastructure has traditionally been a key platform where our migration solutions excel. We're extremely happy to team up with VMware once more, to add support for VMware Cloud on AWS. PlateSpin Migration Factory provides our mutual customers the fastest path to value, helping them to benefit immediately from their investment in this exciting new hybrid computing platform.

VMblog:  So, is the Micro Focus solution available yet?

Varness:  PlateSpin Migration Factory is available now with its initial availability in the AWS US West (Oregon) region.

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Published Monday, September 18, 2017 7:32 AM by David Marshall
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