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PowerConvert Universal

PlateSpin PowerConvert Universal is a full featured anywhere-to-anywhere migration solution built on PlateSpin’s proven OS Portability technology. Optimally match service level requirements with the hardware infrastructure that is unique to your data center, all from a single point of control. Freely move the software layer in any direction, between any physical server, virtual infrastructure server, or image archive, without ever having to be in physical contact with the source or target machines.


Anywhere-to-Anywhere automated conversions between Physical Servers, Virtual Machines, and Image Archives. 
 
PowerConvertUniversalPlateSpin PowerConvert Universal is a full featured anywhere-to-anywhere migration solution built on PlateSpin's proven OS Portability™ technology. Optimally match service level requirements with the hardware infrastructure that is unique to your data center, all from a single point of control. Freely move the software layer in any direction, between any physical server, virtual infrastructure server, or image archive, without ever having to be in physical contact with the source or target machines.

Convert between any combination of source and target, in any direction, whether physical, virtual, or image archives.
 
 
Accelerate Consolidation Projects from a Single Point of Control
Manually rebuilding server environments is laborious, requiring intimate system knowledge and extensive testing. With a simple drag and drop, PlateSpin PowerConvert creates and configures the consolidated machine as a physical server, blade server or virtual machine. Files are copied directly from the source to the target, automatically updating the drivers and system files in the process. You can change host names, IP addresses, select which drives to copy and even resize them in the process, all from a single point of control. 
 
Manage by Exception with "Lights-out" Conversions
Remote and concurrent execution of discovery, conversion and deployment tasks eliminates the need to physically visit servers. Use your favorite job scheduler to run conversions during your maintenance window, or at the time most convenient for your IT operations. Event and time-based email notifications allow you to manage your conversions by exception so that you can attend to other critical tasks rather than remain on-line monitoring the process. 
 
Flexible Image Deployment for Easy Recovery
PlateSpin Flexible Images contain both server volume data and rich configuration metadata, to enable complete hardware adaptability when redeployed. Integrate your existing backup and live imaging products with PlateSpin Flexible Images to create an adaptable recovery solution. Reduce recovery costs and create a flexible restore process that is predictable and easily managed.

Anywhere-to-Anywhere Conversions 
Optimize data center flexibility and adaptability
Convert between any combination of source and target, in any direction, whether physical, virtual, or image.
 
Workload Adaptability
Continually manage data center resources better
Server software is decoupled from the host infrastructure, allowing adaptation to the constantly changing hardware landscape. Rapid and direct conversions from source to target machine without the need for staging servers allows for continuous resource optimization throughout a business applications’ lifecycle.

Automatic Discovery
View your entire landscape for easy deployment
Automatically discover your existing physical or virtual machines through the network, without agent installations or boot CDs. You get complete hardware, OS and application inventory to help you identify servers for consolidation, disaster recovery, or test lab projects, all without needing to be in physical contact with the source or target servers.1
 
Remote Control
Reduce overhead through a remote and single point conversion control
No boot CDs and no physical contact with source or target machines is required, saving time and cost associated with having IT staff on site at remote locations.
 
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.
 
Image Support 
Multiple Image support leverages your existing inventory
Reuse, and redeploy images (PlateSpin or Third-Party) over and over, across different hardware for quick conversion deployment. Capture it once, re-use it repeatedly.
 
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.
 
Source System Integrity
Minimizes risk
Source systems remain unchanged. After the conversion, the system optionally restarts the source machine and you’re production-ready.
 
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

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