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Rackspace Cloud Migration Services: Complimentary, Hassle-Free Migrations To The Hybrid Cloud

Want to migrate your dedicated, virtualized or cloud server  to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud but don’t know where to start? Need a cloud specialist and trusted partner to perform non-disruptive migrations for you? Don’t have the time, money or expertise required to do your own migration?

Now you can move to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud with ease with our complimentary Cloud Migration Service. We can help you move to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud to experience the benefit of a cloud that is not one-size-fits-all, but a cloud that is the best fit for your application.

And if your environment is large or more complex, we’re here to help you with your migration path with a team of Rackspace specialists and industry leading partners who can assess your needs and help facilitate a seamless migration.

Who should use the new Cloud Migration Service?
Any organization that wants to move from any dedicated, virtualization or cloud platform to Rackspace Hybrid Cloud should leverage this new complimentary Cloud Migration Service. Currently, the new migration service is available for like to like simple environments that meet following criteria:

  • The existing server has root server access
  • The existing OS and Target OS is the same and is supported by Rackspace

Why should I use new Cloud Migration Service?
Here are a few reasons why you should use the new Rackspace Cloud Migration Service:

  • Complimentary assessment and migration: We’ll assess your environment and migrate you to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud – and most migrations are free.
  • Migration made easy: You don’t have to do any imports and exports! Using this technology, Rackspace will migrate your favorite content management apps (including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla), ecommerce shopping carts (such as Magento), development frameworks (such as Ruby on Rails) and custom apps to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud with no effort from the customer. We’ll take care of your migration headaches so that you can focus on your business.
  • Migrate from any platform: This new technology enables you to easily migrate to the Rackspace Hybrid Cloud regardless of which cloud, virtualization or dedicated platform you currently use.
  • Zero to little downtime migrations: For many like-to-like migrations we will take complete image of your existing environment, including apps and data, and migrate it to the Rackspace Cloud. Migrations can be done while the source server is running and be completed with zero to little downtime
  • Secure migrations: All migration data in transit is encrypted to ensure that your data remains secure.
  • Consistent data: Rackspace ensures that target and source server footprints are consistent. Even if a migration fails, the resilient architecture is designed to resume from failed migrations.

How is it different from Migration services from other providers?
Other cloud and virtualization vendors provide self-service migration tools. It’s up to their customers to perform the import and export. It requires a great deal of time and expertise to migrate. With our complementary Rackspace Cloud Migration Service, we do migrations for you so you don’t have to deal with tools and a hectic long process.

With the Rackspace Cloud Migration Service, you can focus on your business, while we focus on bringing you onto the hybrid cloud.

UPDATE: Currently, the complimentary Cloud Migration Service is available only in US.

About the Author

This is a post written and contributed by Tarun Bhatti.

As a founding member and marketing lead for Rackspace's DevOps Automation Service, Tarun enjoys spending half of his time talking to customers about about their DevOps needs and other half working with the team to build the offer that meet customer needs. At Rackspace, Tarun has led various growth initiatives and product marketing for the cloud portfolio, including SaaS, Hybrid Cloud, Managed Cloud, Cloud Sites, Cloud Monitoring. Connect with him on @TarunBhatti, Google+ or Linkedin

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