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VergeIO Announces VMware Exit Strategy
In response to ongoing frustration with VMware's pricing policies and concerns over the impending Broadcom acquisition, VergeIO, the Ultraconverged Infrastructure company, announced the immediate release of its VMware Exit Strategy.

The program includes a competitive trade-in to VergeOS and a seamless migration service powered by a new feature, IOmigrate. Customers can leverage existing hardware and reduce VMware costs by more than 50%.

"We've been overwhelmed by customers calling in looking for an alternative to the escalating cost of VMware and general IT complexity, so today, we are releasing our VMware migration tool that provides an easy migration to our hypervisor, network, and storage platform. We also know that IT is stretched thin, so we've partnered with leading integrators to provide a white-glove turnkey migration service," said Yan Ness, CEO of VergeIO.

IOmigrate is built into the core VergeOS environment and leverages VMware's change block tracking (CBT) technology to synchronize virtual machines with VergeOS VMs in near real-time. Customers can even use IOmigrate as a backup and disaster recovery solution while testing converted VMs. Because of the efficiency of VergeOS, customers will realize better performance and hardware utilization. As a result, they can increase the number of workloads while delaying hardware purchases, further reducing data center costs.

Storage services also benefit from migration. VergeOS includes global inline deduplication, unlimited, immutable snapshots, and two-factor authentication, further reducing costs and improving ransomware resiliency. Complete networking capabilities are part of VergeOS. It delivers full layer 2, layer 3, firewall, and DNS functionality.

VergeIO's VMware Exit Strategy includes a partnership with IOintegrators, VergeIO's certified reseller partners that are experts in VMware to VergeOS migrations. If the organization doesn't have the time or resources to perform the migration, IOintegrators can complete the task quickly. Once complete, the customer merely needs to verify the migration and activate the VergeOS cluster.

"We are excited to partner with VergeOS to enable our customers to exit from VMware and enjoy an environment that performs better, scales further, and is infinitely easier to manage. Using our white-glove service makes conversion simple and easy," said Howie Evens, Vice-President of Dallas Digital Services.

Once activated, the customer has new capabilities that include:

  • Mixed node support
  • Improved performance
  • Ransomware resilience
  • Scalability to over 100 nodes

IOmigrate and its related services are available now. For more details, go to VergeIO's VMware Exit Strategy page and/or register to attend their webinar, where they will show IOmigrate converting a live VMware environment to VergeOS on March 16th at 1:00 PM ET and 10:00 AM PT. Register Now.

Published Tuesday, March 07, 2023 9:42 AM by David Marshall
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