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Cloud Migration Software Adds Support for SoftLayer CloudLayer

Racemi makes it easier than ever to move existing workloads to public clouds, announces promotion for $99 migrations

Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, announced on Thursday updates to its cloud migration software that add support for the SoftLayer CloudLayer platform. As part of the launch, Racemi has also announced special pricing of $99 per migration to CloudLayer for the next 30 days.

SoftLayer is the largest, privately held, cloud infrastructure provider in the world, with 13 data centers and 17 points-of-presence spanning the U.S., Asia and Europe.

The updates to Racemi's Cloud Path Software as a Service (SaaS) and DynaCenter on-premises software now support physical and virtual server migrations to CloudLayer cloud servers built on SoftLayer's automated infrastructure and Citrix XenServer. It's also possible to automatically migrate cloud instances from other cloud providers to CloudLayer. This provides customers with additional flexibility and choice when it comes to migrating existing workloads to public cloud computing resources. Additional information is available at www.racemi.com/index.php/softlayer.

"We continue to improve our cloud migration offerings to provide customers with the best possible experience when they transition server workloads to the cloud," said Lawrence Guillory, CEO of Racemi. "SoftLayer is known for providing innovative cloud solutions and industry-leading performance. Adding SoftLayer support provides our customers with the broadest range of automated cloud migration options in the industry."

"SoftLayer is about delivering innovation, choice, and performance to our customers and we expect no less from our partners," said Duke Skarda, chief technology officer, SoftLayer. "With Cloud Path, Racemi has brought SaaS simplicity to cloud migration, providing our customers with a fast and easy way to migrate server workloads into CloudLayer."

Racemi has added support for SoftLayer CloudLayer to existing support for public clouds that include Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace (First Generation and OpenCloud) and Terremark.

Server workloads are migrated to the cloud by automatically creating new cloud server instances, comparing the configurations of the source and destination servers, and then configuring the necessary cloud tools, virtual machine components, disk, and network layout "in-flight" to help ensure that the image can be run on the new cloud platform. Unlike other technologies, Racemi's image-based provisioning software does not require modifications to the application. The solution is fully automated, providing unattended migration support that requires minimal user effort.

The company offers a self-service SaaS version of its cloud migration software called Cloud Path, which enables customers to migrate their applications into the cloud in minutes rather than days, weeks or even months. Racemi's pay-per-use pricing enables customers to use Cloud Path risk free, because they are only billed for successful migrations. There is no infrastructure to install at the customer location so there is no hardware to buy and nothing to maintain.

Racemi makes its DynaCenter software available to cloud providers, professional services teams, and ISVs (independent software vendors) to incorporate into their offerings, providing an easy way to add cloud on-boarding capabilities into their products and services. This enables cloud providers to realize monthly recurring revenues from new customers much more quickly, as well as expand their footprint in their existing accounts.

About Racemi
Racemi, the moving company for the cloud, has been named a "Cool Vendor" and has received other industry awards.

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 fastest and best method for on-boarding customers to their cloud or hosted 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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