Acronis comes full circle for server migration

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Acronis comes full circle for server migration

Acronis has announced the launch of FullCircle, a software application aiming to allow IT businesses to move an entire server’s data seamlessly to and from both physical and virtual servers.

FullCircle is based on “virtually aware” FAST (Fast Accurate Simple Transmission) engine technology that automatically customises the data being migrated to its new environment. Acronis claims FullCircle is currently the only product that allows users to migrate historic data.

When it is used with Acronis True Image, which takes a snapshot of a server for backup purposes, Acronis FullCircle can take the backup image and migrate that to a new server. Other benefits include virtual environment flexibility, support for multiple hardware platforms and operating systems; wizard-based controls to customise the migration process and migrate an entire system or specific files to other servers; and a reduction in migration times.

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,” said Walter Scott, CEO
of Acronis. “What IT managers and systems integrators need is a server migration application that is not only fast and easy to use, but that also can meet migration challenges both on and off the data centre floor.”

FullCircle works with multiple operating systems and is due to ship in volume in December.

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