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Datacenter Automation: Press Release

New Racemi Cloud Migration Software Gives Customers More Options

Adds support for Windows Server 2012, Amazon and IBM SoftLayer European data centers

Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software, announces availability of a new version of its DynaCenter software that provides even more options for migrating to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and IBM SoftLayer cloud computing resources. Those include support for Windows Server 2012 servers, additional Amazon and IBM data centers in Europe, as well as a "dynamic memory mode" for servers with constrained processing resources.

Now, DynaCenter 6.0 adds support for Windows Server 2012 R1 and R2 migrations to AWS Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), AWS GovCloud (US) Region, and AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

In addition, support has been added for migrating workloads to the Amazon Frankfurt (eu-central-1) region, giving customers a choice of deploying to 10 Amazon data centers worldwide.

Also, support has been added for the IBM SoftLayer data center in Paris, which means customers have a choice of deploying to 12 IBM SoftLayer data centers around the globe.

Now, a new feature - called dynamic memory mode - is used during the server capture process to create limits on available memory utilization on resource constrained systems. Combined with Racemi's existing CPU and network sensitivity features, dynamic memory mode ensures that critical applications continue to run unaffected during the server migration process.

"DynaCenter continues to offer the broadest coverage and deepest integration with AWS and SoftLayer to ensure migrations can be automated with minimal manual work," said James Strayer, vice president of product management, Racemi.

Licensing of DynaCenter starts at $299 per successful workload migration, with volume discounts available.

Racemi is an AWS Technology Partner that automates server migrations into and between Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, and AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Racemi was awarded an AWS Partner Network Leadership Award at the most recent AWS re:Invent show.

Racemi has also teamed with IBM SoftLayer to offer no cost migrations to SoftLayer customers.

Racemi's DynaCenter migration software captures the entire server stack-including operating system, applications, and configuration-and automatically converts it to run on the selected cloud platform by applying the necessary tools and drivers during the migration process. This ensures existing workloads are migrated in their time-tested configuration, resulting in improved reliability and reduced support requirements. There is no infrastructure to deploy or maintain on the customer's site and key features such as Live Capture ensure there is no server downtime. All customer data is secured and compressed using AES/RSA SSL encryption over firewall- friendly, fault tolerant outbound HTTPS connections to provide maximum protection and reliability.

About Racemi
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, has been named a "Cool Vendor" and AWS Leadership Award winner, and has over 1,500 customers and partners around the globe. The company develops server provisioning and cloud migration software that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtual servers between dissimilar physical, virtual, and cloud platforms and across geographies. Racemi software can be used for cloud migration projects, data center relocations, and other server workload migration needs. For more information, visit www.racemi.com.

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Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.