| More

PowerConvert for Recovery

Data center managers are challenged with instituting and managing business continuity plans. The most common plans are built around backup products such as tape and disk based file backup, or live imaging technology. Though reliable and trusted, these traditional solutions do not fully address the recovery needs in the data center. They either include restoring backups or images to like hardware, or rebuilding a system and restoring data from tape. Business continuity plans in today’s data center must be more flexible, and not require a recovery infrastructure that is an exact duplicate of the production environment as it is far too costly too maintain.


Lower the cost of recovery in the data center 
 
PowerConvertRecoveryData center managers are challenged with instituting and managing business continuity plans. The most common plans are built around backup products such as tape and disk based file backup, or live imaging technology. Though reliable and trusted, these traditional solutions do not fully address the recovery needs in the data center. They either include restoring backups or images to like hardware, or rebuilding a system and restoring data from tape. Business continuity plans in today’s data center must be more flexible, and not require a recovery infrastructure that is an exact duplicate of the production environment as it is far too costly too maintain. 

With PlateSpin PowerConvert’s flexible image restore capabilities, you can combine different volume data sources to recover on any hardware, even if it is different than the systems the volume data was originally captured from. PlateSpin PowerConvert for Recovery enables unattended recovery to virtual or physical hardware for servers that use live imaging or volume replication for backup of their data drives. Using Image-to-Physical and Image-to-Virtual conversions, PlateSpin PowerConvert can recover systems to virtual machines or heterogeneous physical hardware using integrated support for live imaging products or leverage existing trusted backup solutions.

Hardware independence for Existing Backup Archives 
Leverage existing backups to create a flexible recovery solution
Create PlateSpin Flexible Images from existing backups which can be deployed to physical or virtual machines for recovery.

On-demand virtual machines
Backup Virtual Machines are automatically created as part of the recovery process
PlateSpin PowerConvert creates the required virtual machine based on the details of the backup image. No manual intervention required.

Integrated Support for Leading Live Image Products
Leverages your existing inventory and investment
Reuse, and redeploy Images (PlateSpin Packages, Acronis True Image, Symantec LiveState) over and over, across heterogeneous server environments for quick conversion deployment. Set it once, re-use it continuously.

Generic Support for Most Backup Products
Bring flexibility old archives
Create PlateSpin Flexible Images from backup data via Raw Volume data support. Simply extract the backup files and connect them with a PlateSpin Flexible Image.

Refreshable Image Inventory
Easily view image details
View rich details of image inventory including, installed applications, memory and storage needs, and source server details.

Remote Control
Reduce overhead through a remote and single point of control
No boot CDs and no physical contact with source or target machines is required, saving time and enabling quick and easy recovery, regardless of geography.

On-the-fly Configuration
Adapt quickly to available resources
Reconfigure and right-size CPU, disk, memory and network resources on-the-fly to adjust to target machine resources and match workload needs. Change critical parameters on restore and right-size the target to match workload needs.

PlateSpin Flexible Images
Saves time and effort
Capture server images remotely without the need to visit servers, saving time and human effort. Since no software or agents are installed on the imaged server, change request needs are minimized. Schedule image captures to keep image repositories updated for quick image deployment in the future.

Drag and Drop Interface
Reduces the learning curve and shortens the time to convert
Expertise is built in. Advanced OS or virtual knowledge not required. Use the drag-and-drop interface to discover and convert.

Screenshots
 
Moving servers between infrastructure environments is as easy as 1-2-3:

Server View
STEP 1: Discover – The PowerConvert Server View displays the automatically discovered servers on the network. Simply drag a physical server, virtual machine or server image to start the conversion.
 
Job Configuration
STEP 2: Configure – Configure the Job, virtual machine, network, drive, and OS attributes plus many other options to optimize the target server as part of the conversion.
 
Job View
STEP 3: Monitor – The PlateSpin PowerConvert Job View lets you monitor the progress of a conversion or job deployment through real-time job views. Real-time email alerts allow you to perform ”Lights-Out” conversions.
 
Properties
STEP 4: Properties – If desired, view a more detailed inventory of discovered servers
 
Properties Properties

permalink [Permalink] - Updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

| More

 
 
(c) Capitalhead Pty Ltd
Contact Capitalhead About Us Articles & Publications Partners Solutions & Services Products Valid XHTML Valid CSS