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Phoenix NAP Selects Racemi Software to Facilitate Customer Migrations

Enables migrations beyond VMware servers

Racemi has announced that its cloud migration software has been selected by Phoenix NAP to extend migrations to the company's portfolio of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) products, which are all based on vCloud.

By using the Racemi software, Phoenix NAP can on-board customer workloads to its various IaaS solutions from a Linux or Windows physical server, or other virtualization technologies like Hyper-V, KVM and Xen, as well as from other leading public cloud platforms. Also, Phoenix NAP can migrate customer workloads to its on-premises offerings. Availability is planned for the first quarter.

"We've always had a great migration path to our cloud for our customers using VMware virtualization technology. Now with the Racemi software, we're able to offer our customers an easy way to migrate from a diverse list of environments to any of our flexible IaaS and hosted solutions," said William Bell, vice president of product development of Phoenix NAP.

The Racemi server imaging technology quickly clones server workloads between dissimilar physical, virtual or private cloud platforms, reducing the migration process from days to minutes. The Racemi software captures the entire server stack-including operating system, applications, and configuration-and automatically converts it to run on any of the Phoenix NAP products by applying the necessary tools and drivers during the migration process. This ensures existing workloads are migrated in their time-tested configuration, which leads to better reliability and ability to be supported.

"Our cloud migration technology helps Phoenix NAP address a wide range of customer scenarios for on-boarding customers to its computing platforms," said James Strayer, vice president for product management, Racemi. "Now, those customers will have a migration experience with other technologies that is comparable to the one that they're currently used to with VMware."

Both companies are exhibiting at the VMware Partner Exchange event this week in San Francisco, with Racemi at booth 226 and Phoenix NAP at the Service Provider Pavilion.

About Phoenix NAP
Phoenix NAP, a full-service data center and primary network access point (NAP) offering cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technology solutions leads the path through its innovation and vastly redundant data center systems. Its highly-personalized approach ensures that all customer requirements are met. Whether it's high-density colocation, flexible storage, physical servers or cloud services, enterprise-grade facility and certified NOC technicians supply IT solutions to fit every need. Phoenix NAP is a VMware Premier Service Provider. For more information, visit www.phoenixnap.com and for the latest news follow Phoenix NAP on Twitter and Facebook.

About Racemi
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has hundreds of customers, users, and partners around the globe. The company builds server provisioning and cloud migration technology that allows businesses to quickly migrate their existing physical and virtual servers between dissimilar physical, virtual, and cloud platforms and across geographies. For CSPs (cloud service providers), MSPs (managed service providers), and hosting providers, Racemi is the easiest, most reliable method for onboarding customers to their public, private, or hybrid cloud offering. Racemi also enables customers and partners to automate private data center provisioning by leveraging its market-leading server imaging technology to rapidly provision physical, virtual or private cloud servers in any automated use case. For more information, visit www.racemi.com.

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