The Double-Take Cloud Migration Center: Automated Cloud Migration Services

Automated cloud migration with near-zero downtime

Streamline cloud onboarding and automate all your migrations into the cloud. As companies move to the cloud to streamline operations and reduce costs, they turn to cloud providers, system integrators and managed service providers to help them migrate to the cloud quickly, reliably and without business disruption. Double-Take Cloud Migration Center is an online portal that enables migration of any Windows of Linux server into Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Director, or OpenStack in just five easy steps. Automate and orchestrate all your cloud migrations with near-zero downtime using Double-Take Cloud Migration Center.

  • Specially optimized for cloud migration
  • Automates the migration of one or hundreds of servers to the cloud
  • Conveniently managed through a graphical online portal
  • Enables easy source server discovery
  • Secures near-zero downtime cloud migrations

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What's new in Double-Take Cloud Migration Center?

Double-Take Cloud Migration Center was released in 2015 with a focus on migrating Windows servers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Microsoft Azure. Since its original release, Double-Take CMC has significantly expanded in scope. It can now migrate Windows or Linux physical, virtual or cloud servers to a variety of leading cloud platforms. Enhancements in this latest Double-Take CMC update include:

  • Support of OpenStack
    The new release of Double-Take CMC migrates workloads to OpenStack, one of the leading private cloud platforms in the industry.

  • ARM Support
    Double-Take CMC now supports both both classic Azure and Azure Resource Manager (ARM) for provisioning resources in Microsoft Azure.

  • Linux Support
    The latest Double-Take Cloud Migration Center supports migrations to the cloud for both Windows and Linux environments.

See the system requirements section below for a full list of supported source and target environments.

The Double-Take Automated Cloud Migration Center

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tech brief

Double-Take
Cloud Migration Center

Double-Take Cloud Migration Center is an online service that enables migrations from any Windows server to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Director, or OpenStack. This document provides a detailed technical briefing on the functionality and use of the Double-Take Cloud Migration Center and assumes that the reader will have at least a basic understanding of Cloud IaaS.
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Business challenges

Each year more and more companies are moving to the cloud to streamline IT operations and reduce costs, and they are turning to cloud providers, system integrators and managed service providers to help them. Providers must be able to migrate servers into the cloud quickly, reliably and without business disruption and downtime in order to successfully onboard workloads into the cloud.

Key Benefits:

  • Automates and streamlines migrations to the cloud
  • Minimizes cloud migration risks and downtime
  • Enables IT infrastructure flexibility
 

How Double-Take Cloud Migration Center works

Simplify your cloud migration and on-boarding process in 5 Easy Steps. After creating a Double-Take Cloud Migration Center account, simply add information about your environments to start migrating them to the cloud.

  1. Configure environments
    Environments are the accounts you want to use for finding servers to migrate (sources) and the cloud servers where you wish to migrate them (targets). To create an environment, you must provide subscription information and/or credentials.
  2. Discover eligible servers
    Double-Take Cloud Migration Center will use the information provided during environment configuration to find all the servers that are eligible to be migrated to Microsoft Azure, AWS, OpenStack, or VMware vCloud Director. These servers will be marked as ‘ready.’
  3. Create the migration
    Next, the source servers to be migrated are selected and a simple wizard steps you through the process of creating the migration. Double-Take CMC will use information about the source server to select a default instance size in the target environment that best matches the source server. You can change the instance to either scale up or scale down when the server is migrated. Once the wizard is complete, Double-Take Cloud Migration Center will go through several automated steps to reach the point of being ready for cutover.
  4. Perform the cutover
    After the initial mirror is complete, the migration job will be ready for cutover. If automatic cutover was selected in the migration wizard, then the cutover process will begin without any user intervention. If automatic cutover was not selected, then the migration job will remain in the ‘Ready for Cutover’ state until you initiate the cutover. Throughout the time that the migration job is in the ‘Ready for Cutover’ state, changes on the source server are replicated in real-time to the target server to keep them in sync.
  5. Complete the migration
    Once the server has been successfully activated on the target instance, the migration is completed and the workload is running in the cloud.

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System Requirements

Target Cloud Platforms

  • Microsoft Azure (including Azure Resource Manager)
  • Amazon AWS
  • VMware vCloud Director
  • OpenStack

Source Windows OS Support

  • Windows Server 2008 R1 & R2 *
  • Windows Server 2012 R1 & R2 **

Source Linux OS and File System Support
Linux Distributions:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Oracles Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and 7
  • SLES 10, 11 and 12
  • Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 LTS

Linux File Systems:

  • EXT2-4
  • XFS (64-bit only)
  • Btrfs

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