Windstream Hosted Solutions selects Racemi to automate migrations to cloud infrastructure
Windstream customers will benefit from faster, easier on-boarding of their server workloads
ATLANTA, April 14, 2014 – Racemi, the leading provider of automated server migration software that streamlines the process of migrating workloads to public, private, and hybrid clouds, today announced the availability of Windstream Cloud Path, a Software as a Service (SaaS) that facilitates the on-boarding of customer workloads to Windstream Hosted Solutions Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
This Windstream-branded version of Racemi Cloud Path provides a self-service portal that automates the migration of existing Windows and Linux servers to the Windstream IaaS, which leverages the VMware vCloud platform. Using Windstream Cloud Path, Windstream customers can migrate their server workloads quickly and easily with no disruption to their business. There is no infrastructure to deploy or manage on the customer’s site, and key features such as Live Capture and CPU (central processing unit) throttling ensure there is no server downtime.
For nearly a decade, Windstream Hosted Solutions has delivered Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and managed services – such as disaster recovery, applications management, data protection – to more than 1,000 enterprise customers nationwide, ranging from start-ups to Fortune companies.
“There will be no faster or easier way to move existing workloads to Windstream’s IaaS,” said Lawrence Guillory, CEO, Racemi. “Customers will simply use Cloud Path’s built-in migration wizard to securely move server workloads over to Windstream’s cloud platform.”
“After evaluating several migration vendors, Cloud Path stood out as the simplest, most powerful solution to deliver hassle-free computing,” said Chris Nicolini, Windstream’s senior vice president of data center operations. “This complements our existing solutions perfectly, further supporting our ‘smart solutions, personalized service.’”
Racemi’s server imaging technology quickly clones server workloads between dissimilar physical, virtual or private cloud platforms, reducing the migration process from days to minutes. Compared to lengthier manual migrations, the new process delivers an average labor savings of over $800 per server. The Racemi SaaS captures the entire server stack—including operating system, applications, and configuration—and automatically converts it to run on the vCloud 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.
Windstream Hosted Solutions offers a robust cloud computing solution that dramatically improves the efficiency and availability of IT resources and applications for enterprise businesses, allowing them to rapidly implement cloud services without capital investments so they can reshape their environment on demand. The Hosted Solutions suite includes public, private, and hybrid cloud products, available to businesses nationwide. These managed and dedicated hosting solutions, combined with Windstream’s full lineup of advanced network communications and technology products – including voice and data services such as VoIP, SIP trunking, MPLS, and dedicated high-speed internet – enable Windstream to offer its customers a complete set of integrated services.