Storage management software Acronis has launched Full Circle, a software application designed to allow IT organisations to move an entire server's data seamlessly to and from physical and virtual servers.
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Such a move, says Full Circle, is possible using its ‘virtually aware’ FAST (Fast Accurate Simple Transmission) engine technology that automatically customises the data being migrated to its new environment. Full Circle works with multiple operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Linux and a variety of hardware and virtual servers on the market.
"With an average server lifespan of 18 months, organisations are constantly tasked to upgrade their hardware without jeopardising the life's blood of their businesses - their data," says Walter Scott, chief executive officer of Acronis. "When you consider the explosion in virtual servers and mobile employees, it's clear that what IT managers and systems integrators need is a server migration application that is not only fast and easy to use, but that can also meet migration challenges both on and off the datacentre floor."
Acronis Full Circle provides multiple hardware platforms and operating systems, including both 32- and 64-bit servers and VMWare, Microsoft and Parallels virtual environments; a conversion and migration engine designed specifically for physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-physical conversions; wizard-based controls to customise the migration process and migrate an entire system or specific files to another server; the option of migrating either live data or data at rest with either an on-line or off-line migration.