Micro Focus Announces PlateSpin® Migration Factory for VMware Cloud on AWS

PlateSpin Migration Factory Cuts Migration Project Times in Half; Allowing Fully Automated Migrations to VMware Cloud on AWS From Any Source Platform

28 August 2017

Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L), today announced PlateSpin Migration Factory is available to customers of VMware Cloud™ on AWS. Launched today with initial availability in the AWS US West (Oregon) region, VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. PlateSpin Migration Factory enables fully automated migrations from any source platform to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.

PlateSpin Migration Factory is a planning, scheduling, migration execution, and visualization solution that streamlines the execution of large-­scale cloud and data center migration projects. Ultimately it helps project managers create realistic project plans, empowers project architects to better understand environmental challenges and enables migration specialists to execute server migrations on time, with more automation and less room for human error.

VMware Cloud on AWS technology partners enable customers to deploy the same proven solutions seamlessly in both the public and private cloud. VMware simplifies and eliminates the need to refactor solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS. If a partner solution works on-premise in a VMware vSphere® environment, it will easily support VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware technology partners complement and enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS service and enables customers to realize new capabilities.

“Our mission for PlateSpin is to help partners and customers migrate servers to more profitable platforms faster, with less risk, and at less overall cost," said Eric Varness, VP of Product Management at Micro Focus. "VMware infrastructure has traditionally been a key platform where our migration solutions excel. We're extremely happy to team up with VMware once more, to add support for VMware Cloud on AWS. PlateSpin Migration Factory provides our mutual customers the fastest path to value, helping them to benefit immediately from their investment in this exciting new hybrid computing platform.”

“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president, products, Cloud Platforms Business Unit, VMware. Solutions such as PlateSpin Migration Factory enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Micro Focus to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”

About Micro Focus PlateSpin

PlateSpin delivers powerful, project-oriented server portability solutions that automate the process of migrating servers over the network between physical machines, virtual hosts and cloud platforms—all from a single point of control. For more information on PlateSpin solutions, visit www.microfocus.com

About VMware Cloud on AWS

Delivered, sold and supported by VMware as an on-demand service, and running on dedicated, elastic, bare-metal AWS infrastructure, VMware Cloud on AWS is powered by VMware Cloud Foundation™, the unified SDDC platform that integrates vSphere, VMware vSAN™ and VMware NSX® virtualization technologies. With the same architecture and operational experience on-premises and in the cloud, IT teams can quickly derive business value from use of the AWS and VMware hybrid cloud experience. For more information on the VMware Cloud on AWS partner ecosystem, visit: http://cloud.vmware.com

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