Windows Server Migration
Application-Aware Migration Reduces Risk
Have you found yourself concerned, perhaps even panic-stricken, that some applications may not run properly in the new environment following a migration.
You’re being called upon to make a lot of different kinds of moves these days.
In many cases you’re migrating applications and data from too many physical servers to one or more consolidated, virtualized servers. In other cases you’re migrating from servers on your premises to remotely located servers “in the cloud.” While you’re doing all this, have you found yourself concerned, perhaps even panic-stricken, that some applications may not run properly in the new environment? Have you ever found yourself wishing you could run the applications involved on both servers until you’re satisfied that the migration was complete?
According to the folks at Neverfail, now you can.
In a recent press release, Neverfail introduces Neverfail Migrate, which the company claims is “the only platform migration tool that maximizes application availability with application-aware migration and rollback capability.”
Comparing the product to other migration tools that “either attempt to convert a system image to run on a new platform or recreate an application on a new platform from scratch,” Neverfail Migrate’s approach excels “by understanding that each component of a business's application ecosystem is critical and can easily disrupt a migration if not addressed and managed properly.”
Conceptually, the idea is intriguing and compelling for those responsible for making sure that applications survive the migration process unscathed.
“Neverfail Migrate creates and maintains identical clones of the application on the destination platform without disrupting operations. During the migration period both systems run in tandem in an active-passive state, allowing companies to switch over and switch-back between to the two as they gain confidence in the new system. Once the new systems have been fully verified, the pair is dissolved and the legacy systems retired. This process allows customers to perform complex server migrations from one system to another without the need to meticulously configure the destination services or create a lengthy cut-over process. What's more, customers can quickly and seamlessly move workloads back and forth between systems with one click, with no end user downtime.”
Obeying the guidance that “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is,” the best next step is to carefully evaluate the solution and talk to other customers who have used it. Neverfail makes some broad claims about their product:
“Neverfail Migrate can be applied to single servers, application groups and even complete sites with single-button control on the final switch over. Additionally, because Neverfail Migrate operates from within the original system, there are no requirements for special hardware or dedicated platforms. Migrations can be performed from any platform to any other platform, enabling easy migrations from physical to virtual systems, one hardware vendor to another, one hypervisor vendor to another, even into private and public clouds – all with minimal risk and downtime.”
To get started asking Neverfail to “prove it” to you, visit the website at http://www.neverfailgroup.com.