HYPERVISOR & CLOUD MIGRATIONS

Whether you’re looking to migrate to the cloud for the first time, or move between clouds, ensuring a smooth workload migration is of top importance to your business.  But how do you get there from here?

The team at Cloudstar is here to help.  Cloudstar project managers and engineers will perform an initial discovery and work with your team to arrive at a migration plan.  This includes identifying core business requirements and objectives so as to develop a solid, agreed upon scope of work.

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WHAT IS A HYPERVISOR?

A hypervisor is software that creates and runs virtual machine. A hypervisor, sometimes called a virtual machine monitor (VMM), isolates the hypervisor operating system and resources from the virtual machines and enables the creation and management of those VMs.

The physical hardware, when used as a hypervisor, is called the host, while the many VMs that use its resources are called the guests.

The hypervisor treats resources—like CPU, memory, and storage—as a pool that can be easily reallocated between existing guests or to new virtual machines. Virtual machines typically run Windows Server, Windows Desktop or Linux operating systems and can be used to perform a wide variety of tasks such as file servers, database servers, web servers or virtual desktop servers.

Each hypervisor is unique which means migrating from one hypervisor platform to another requires careful planning to ensure a successful outcome. That’s where we come in!

On-Prem to Cloud

Our goal is to make your transition as smooth as possible.  Cloudstar specializes in onsite server migrations… moving either your physical servers to the cloud, or migrating virtual environments such as, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix Hypervisor (Xen) or Openstack.

Cloud to Cloud

When you conducted your first migration to the cloud, you had to make a choice as to which cloud platform you would use. Perhaps you selected one of the “big three”: Google, Microsoft Azure, or Amazon (AWS). Or maybe you went with one of the many alternative cloud providers.

At the time, your choice was made based on any number of business factors. Maybe cost was paramount. Or reliability. Or security. Or maybe you based it on some other feature or compatibility you required.

But as we all know, your business environment is always changing. And maybe those factors – that led you to choose one cloud platform over the others – have changed drastically enough that you’re considering a new provider. Or maybe your business needs and priorities have changed to where you think a new platform (or additional platform) would be a better fit.

Let’s say that several years ago you hired a cloud migration services provider who migrated your first systems to the AWS cloud platform. Your main reasons for doing so were reliability, risk mitigation (AWS was the standard at the time), and the thought that a public cloud structure would scale growth.  Since then, however, your company has grown more and more comfortable with Google’s productivity tools like G Suite.  Your main supply chain partners are on the Google platform and exploring integration capabilities there. You want to be part of those conversations. You start investigating the possibilities of a cloud-to-cloud migration so that you can take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Whatever your reason, Cloudstar here to help migrate you from and to the best cloud for your particular application.

Cloudstar Private Cloud

For companies looking for the most flexibility, security and control, Cloudstar offers custom built Private Cloud options built to your exact specifications.

Cloudstar owns and operates millions of dollars worth of private cloud infrastructure spread across 6 datacenters strategically located throughout the United States. We can accommodate your geographic requirements as it pertains to both primary sites, and disaster recover locations in addition to offering access and connectivity to over 28 Tier 1 and 2 Internet backbone providers.

Contact us today for a free evaluation.

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