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Vision Solutions Double-Take® MOVE™

Migrations Made Easy

Risk-free, no-downtime migration to the cloud or new physical and virtual servers

Double-Take® MOVE™ allows you to migrate physical, virtual, and cloud server workloads with real-time replication from a single, intuitive user console. Protect your productivity with technology that eliminates user and application downtime during migrations. Double-Take MOVE migrates your entire server environment including the system state and file system (including file and folder permissions, attributes, compression and encryption settings) without suspending or interrupting production operations.

Double-Take’s data replication functionality precisely duplicates an application’s native write processes with real-time transaction awareness, enabling application migration regardless of whether another process has an exclusive lock on critical files.

  • Near-Zero Downtime Migrations
  • Simple, Flexible Configuration
  • Anything to Anything Migrations
  • How It Works
  • System Center Integration
  • Double-Take MOVE for Azure
  • Captures all changes that users make during the migration and replicates them to the new server in real-time
  • Migrates the entire system or just file or application data for standard or custom file and application servers and even domain controllers
  • Continues replicating changes after the initial synchronization until the desired cutover time
  • Migrations can take any time that makes sense for your busines
  • Continuously captures byte-level changes to a server's OS, applications and data
  • Replicates changes to new physical or virtual hardware at any location, locally or globally
  • Flexible Bandwidth Limiting and Intelligent Compression features allow you to control how much bandwidth migration operations can consume
  • Migrate to physical or virtual servers that have a different number of drives, drive sizes, CPUs or memory than the original source
  • A simple interface lets you efficiently manage large migration projects
  • Switching to the new server can be executed manually or set up to be fully automatic
  • Virtualizes servers to VMware® ESX™ or Microsoft® Hyper-V™ platforms and automatically provisions new virtual machines as needed
  • For virtual server migrations, take advantage of the Test Cutover capabilities to proactively validate your migration cutover will work as planned
  • For customers using Microsoft System Center, they can take advantage of integration with System Center Service Manager and System Center Orchestrator to manage the entire migration process and automatically create the associated activities and Service Requests needed to simplify virtual machine migrations.
  • Migrates between any combination of physical, virtual, and cloud platforms
  • Hardware independence between server and storage hardware
  • Hypervisor independence between different virtual and cloud platforms
  • Automatically provisions new virtual machines for you on Hyper-V and vSphere - no manual configuration required

Double-Take MOVE® eliminates user and application downtime during migrations – including running database applications that constantly lock their database files while they're running. Double-Take MOVE provides true data replication functionality that precisely duplicates the application's native write processes with real-time transaction awareness that never requires a quiesce, including replication of file system metadata like permissions, attributes, compression and encryption settings. These features allow you to keep your applications running while the migration proceeds without impact using the spare CPU cycles and I/O on the system. If an application needs those additional processing or data bandwidth resources then the operating system will pre-empt Double-Take MOVE and make those resources available to the running application, allowing Double-Take MOVE to continue working quietly in the background migrating data without impact to your running applications and users.

System Requirements

Source Operating System

Double-Take MOVE can migrate a physical or virtual source server running Microsoft® Windows® Server 2008 Enterprise, HPC, Standard, Web, Small Business Server, R2, Enterprise x64, or Standard x64, Windows Server 2003 or 2003 R2 Enterprise, Standard, Web, Small Business Server, Enterprise x64, or Standard x64. Each of the Windows 2003 operating systems require Service Pack 1 or later, and .NET 3.5 SP1

Target Operating System

Physical or Virtual Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, HPC, Standard, Web, Small Business Server, R2, Enterprise x64, or Standard x64, Windows Server 2003 or 2003 R2 Enterprise, Standard, Web, Small Business Server, Enterprise x64, or Standard x64. Each of the Windows 2003 operating systems require Service Pack 1 or later. (Provisioned virtual) If your target will be provisioned your physical host machine can be Windows 2008 Hyper-V or VMware ESX 4.0 or higher, and .NET 3.5 SP1.

Double-Take MOVE® and Microsoft® System Center

Datacenters are constantly challenged to do more with less. Managing cost and complexity is a constant concern as organizations grow and change. Datacenters can benefit both in cost and simplicity by migrating from VMware® ESX™ to Microsoft® Hyper-V® and using Microsoft System Center to manage their IT assets. The powerful monitoring, automation, and management capabilities of Microsoft System Center easily integrate with Hyper-V virtualization and create an efficient and flexible datacenter environment.

Migrating from VMware to Hyper-V could seem daunting with traditional migration tools. Double-Take MOVE® from Vision Solutions® makes it both easy and affordable by reducing downtime and complexity. The full migration life-cycle can be managed from Microsoft System Center with Double-Take MOVE running under the covers. Deep integration with Orchestrator, Virtual Machine Manager, and Service Manager hides all the complexities and enables Microsoft System Center to discover, configure, and migrate live Windows virtual machines in real-time from VMware ESX platforms to Windows Hyper-V. Hyper-V with System Center Management is an extremely powerful and low-cost alternative to VMware.

Double-Take MOVE for Azure

Businesses looking to trim computing costs and improve efficiency are finding the benefits of cloud computing to be increasingly attractive. With Azure IaaS from Microsoft, businesses can take advantage of one consistent platform regardless of where workloads are running. Additionally, customers can benefit from consistency in heterogeneous environments between Microsoft datacenters, hosted datacenters and their own internal datacenters. But what is the best path to move to Azure?

The good news is that there is a solution that can make you look like an IT super hero as you overcome those obstacles with ease. Double-Take MOVE enables you to perform easy, no-risk, near-zero downtime migrations from any combination of physical, virtual or cloud platform into Azure. Protect your business' productivity with resource friendly real-time replication technology which allows your users and applications to remain productive while the migration is happening. Double-Take MOVE provides the flexibility to migrate a specific set of data or your entire server, including the file system, permissions, attributes, compression and encryption settings all without suspending production operations.

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