Building Your Virtual Landscape Without Messy Disruptions: Using PlateSpin Solutions to Implement and Test Your Virtualized Data Center
by Jason Dea and Valentin Mihai
Novell Connection Magazine - November 2009
Here's an excerpt:
This is the second article in a three-part series on how to best assess, deploy and refine your virtual infrastructure using PlateSpin Recon and PlateSpin Migrate products.
In the first article we laid the groundwork for success with tips and tricks for consolidation planning in your virtualized data center using PlateSpin Recon 3.7.
This article picks up with us breaking ground on automating the actual implementation process using PlateSpin Migrate. In this article, we will also discuss the vital role that testing plays in ensuring a successful implementation.
Whether you’re looking to consolidate a large number of business-critical servers or simply minimize your downtime moving individual workloads, PlateSpin Migrate is your workload migration solution. What exactly comprises a workload? At the most basic level, a workload encapsulates the data, applications and operating systems that reside on a physical or virtual host.
PlateSpin Migrate allows you to move server workloads over a local network, wide area network or the Internet via TCP/IP. PlateSpin Migrate decouples the underlying server hardware and transfers workloads to and from physical servers, virtual hosts or image archives—what we call “X2X.” Most competing products limit you to just physical-to-virtual (P2V) migrations.
PlateSpin Migrate provides organizations with a mature, proven solution for testing, migrating and balancing workloads across infrastructure boundaries—from desktops to servers.
PlateSpin Migrate: The All-Purpose Solution
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