Racemi Cloud Path: Enabling One-Click Cloud Server Migration
Cloud migration specialist Racemi is taking its offering to the next level with Racemi Cloud Path, a SaaS solution that aims to make it point-and-click easy to move applications into the cloud without the need for professional services or other intervention. In other words, Racemi Cloud Path is designed to remove the barriers between a company’s servers and cloud service providers including Rackspace, GoGrid, Amazon EC2 and Terremark.
Racemi Cloud Path is essentially the SaaS-ified version of Racemi DynaCenter, which The VAR Guy covered in depth at its February 2011 launch but is essentially an image-based provisioning solution designed to help migrate virtualization environments from Citrix Xen to VMware to Hyper-V and back.
It seems Racemi has taken it upon itself to help cloud service providers avoid vendor lock-in — a nice side benefit of Racemi Cloud Path, according to the press release, is that it’s just as useful for moving cloud instances between service providers.
Of course, there’s some technical fine print:
Cloud Path will initially support the migration of RHEL and CentOS operating systems to Amazon EC2, GoGrid, Rackspace, and Terremark. As the beta progresses, additional OS platforms and cloud providers will be added to increase customer options.
But there’s nothing wrong with supporting some of the most popular cloud services platforms before getting to the others.
Longtime TalkinCloud readers may see this announcement and think of Racemi as a CloudShare competitor — but CloudShare’s more focused on dev/test/demo clouds and throwing existing hardware into the cloud on a temporary basis, while Racemi Cloud Path is designed to facilitate long-term cloud moves.