Microsoft Azure

SUREedge FOR MIGRATION AND DR TO MICROSOFT AZURE

Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money. The integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) applications faster.

SUREedge is an Application Mobility technology for Migration and Disaster Recovery (DR) that is hardware agnostic and hypervisor agnostic. Sureline is the only company that fundamentally solves the problem of Any-to-Any Migration and DR. We bring enterprise Cloud strategy to life.

Sureline provides technology and solutions for:

Sureline’s SUREedge-Migrator and SUREedge-DR allows Azure customers to rapidly migrate any workload from physical or virtual systems into Azure, or use Azure as a DR site.

SUREedge METHODOLOGY

SUREedge removes the complexity associated with onboarding and DR. It enables IT personnel to follow a planned, controlled operation of migration and DR.

Azure SUREedge Methodology Graphic

SUREedge allows you to capture ANY system image and recover on Azure. SUREedge’s capability to do incremental capture and updates allows to you migrate, test, apply final incremental updates, and cut-over with minimal or zero downtime. SUREedge’s ultra-bandwidth friendly and secure dedupe replication also allows customers to migrate workloads within reasonable periods, as well as build DR solutions with stringent RPO/RTO requirements cost effectively.

MIGRATING TO AZURE WITH SUREedge-MIGRATOR

On-Prem to Azure

Enterprises typically have a heterogeneous environment running applications on physical systems and virtual systems with different hypervisors. Clouds, including Azure, are typically built upon a standard hypervisor and underlying infrastructure. Any workload running on the Cloud must adhere to the standards of that Cloud. So while migrating workloads from on-prem to the Cloud, one must not only move data and applications but also convert it so that it is compatible with the Cloud.

Sureline’s SUREedge-Migrator simplifies and accelerates the process of onboarding to Azure from any source. By automating and providing a workflow for planning, capturing, and replicating in a secure (encrypted) bandwidth-friendly manner, SUREedge manages conversion to the Azure format and recovery at Azure without the usual complexity of migration.

Any Cloud to Azure

For customers considering transitioning from another cloud to Azure, SUREedge enables migration of workloads from their current Cloud provider to Azure.

Migration to Azure

  • SUREedge Instances at Source and Azure
  • SUREedge on Azure powered on only during recovery operations
  • Many-to-One
  • Dedupe Replication
  • Global Dedupe Storage at Azure Blob Storage
  • Agentless Capture from any Physical/Virtual Machine
  • Transform to Azure compatible format
  • Recovery/Migration to Azure

How Does Migration Work?

To use SUREedge for onboarding to the Azure, you must run an instance of SUREedge at source site, on-prem or current cloud, and on the target site, which will be Azure. The source site instance provides the capability to capture and dedupe-replicate applications and data, while the on-Azure instance acts as Recovery Manager at Azure.

Once the SUREedge instances are running, the process is simple – just add a list of systems, physical or VMs, to be migrated, and create plans to move the systems in batches and execute the plan. You can also define consistency or recovery groups, set different IP addresses, vCPU, and memory while recovering. SUREedge allows you to do incremental capture and update so that you can migrate, test in a sand-box without impaction production environment, apply final incremental updates, and cut-over with minimal or zero downtime.

DR TO AZURE WITH SUREedge-DR

SUREedge and Azure offer a very cost effective DR solution for enterprises. The solution allows you to take true advantage of the Cloud by using only what you need and paying for what you use during normal operations. SUREedge does not require hot standby systems in Azure for DR, but still provides aggressive RPO and RTO, thus minimizing the costs of operations.

DR to Azure

How Does DR Work?

To use SUREedge for DR to the Azure, you must run an instance of SUREedge on-prem, and on Azure. The on-prem instance provides the capability to capture and dedupe-replicate applications and data, while the on-Cloud instance acts as the Recovery Manager in the Cloud. Note that the on-Azure SUREedge instance is run only during recovery does minimizing operational costs.

Once the SUREedge instances are up and running it is easy to add a list of systems, physical or virtual, that need a DR. You then create plans that define the desired RPO/RTO and frequency of updates. You can also define consistency or recovery groups, set different IP addresses, vCPU, and memory while recovering, if needed.

Depending on your RTO objectives, SUREedge will maintain:

Instant Recovery Copy : These are pre-built VMs images with the most recent updates, ready for Instant Recovery. The RTO for these systems are in the order of tens of seconds. These VMs will powered-on only upon DR initiation to minimize cost.

On-Demand Copy : VM images will be kept in dedupe storage only. The VMs will be created upon DR initiation. The RTO for systems can be anywhere from fifteen minutes to a few hours depending upon the size of the VM. This is the most cost effective solution for systems that do not have stringent RTOs.

SUREedge allows you to recover in a DR test network or a DR network, thus enabling you to conduct DR tests without any disruption to production environment.

ARCHIVE WITH SUREedge

SUREedge allows you to set flexible retention for all copies of data and allows you to recover with any copy. SUREedge can be used for archive recovery as well.

Advanced Integration with AWS

SUREedge has advanced integration to replicate directly to Azure Blob Storage thus eliminating the need for a live SUREedge instance in Azure during normal operation. The SUREedge instance on Azure compute is powered on only when a recovery is needed. This allows customers to further reduce the cost of operation.

SUREedge Advantage

SUREedge DR features and benefits

Feature Benefit
Any Source to Azure Hardware / Hypervisor / Cloud Agnostic
Capture from any source and recover to Azure
Complete Life Cycle Management Plan → Capture → Replicate → Transform → Recover → Test → Update → Cut-over
Allows complete life cycle tracking and management
Remove Complexity
Recovery Planner / Recovery Test Plan / Simulate / Test / Report
Sandbox Testing – Recover to Test / DR network
Agentless No agent installed on client systems.
Built-in Application plugins used during runtime.
Avoid operational challenges of agent install/update
Ultra-Bandwidth Friendly Global Dedupe Replication Minimal bandwidth requirements/ Minimized seeding requirements
Secure Encrypted data at flight and at rest
Failback Simplified and Optimized with minimal data transfer back
Active-Active Topology Bi-directional replication between two SUREedge appliances.
Send only what is not at destination
Minimize data transfer back for fail-back
Many to One Topology Send only what is not at destination
Simple Easy to Deploy, Easy to Operate