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Software Leverages Virtualization for Improved Disaster Recovery and Data Center Consolidation Implementations
Racemi Inc. today announced new versions of its DynaCenter data center automation software specifically built for rapid server recovery, disaster recovery and server consolidation implementations. 

"There is a revolution coming in data center operations where virtualization technology is used for automated server provisioning and reallocation of resources," said Lawrence Guillory, vice president of sales and marketing, Racemi. "Our patented technology automates data center operations and helps customers efficiently manage ever-increasing numbers of servers that are both physical and virtual." 

Racemi DynaCenter uses virtualization to automate the movement of server images, including operating systems, storage and network configurations and applications, to dissimilar hardware -- reducing infrastructure costs along with the time and risk typically introduced by manual processes.

"We see an important emerging class of technology to help create a dynamic datacenter and leverage the combination of physical and virtual servers," said John Abbott, chief analyst, at The 451 Group, a technology industry analyst company. "With its DynaCenter software, Racemi is a pioneer in moving data center workloads around -- a concept now catching on elsewhere." 

The new product offerings include:

  • DynaCenter RSR (Rapid Server Recovery), which enables rapid, automated recovery of failed systems to dissimilar hardware within a single data center for a faster return to service at a lower cost.
  • DynaCenter DR (Disaster Recovery), which improves business continuity by restoring critical operations quickly across multiple sites. The software automates recovery across multiple locations in circumstances where it is too expensive to have redundant equipment for e-mail, web servers, and other systems.
  • DynaCenter DCC (Data Center Consolidation), which simplifies complicated data center consolidation and relocation efforts by automating the movement of entire business systems to dissimilar hardware.

The DynaCenter software 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 hardware. Systems supported include AIX, Solaris (Sparc and x86), Windows, Linux and VMware.  

Additional details on Racemi DynaCenter product offerings are available at

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:40 PM by David Marshall
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