CenturyLink

SUREedge FOR MIGRATION AND DR TO CENTURYLINK CLOUD

CenturyLink offers flexible and robust cloud services that are ideal for a wide range of enterprise scenarios. Powered by CenturyLink’s high-performance cloud hosting and management solution, enterprises can achieve cloud scale, elasticity, and self-service natively without compromise. It’s also compatible with all workloads, including services ideal for business apps, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, DBaaS and cloud management.

“We are pleased to welcome Sureline’s SUREedge capabilities to CenturyLink Cloud,” said Bob Laskey, vice president, software industry, CenturyLink.

Sureline provides Application Mobility solutions 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 is a CenturyLink Partner providing technology and solutions for:

Sureline’s SUREedge-Migrator and SUREedge-DR are now available as Blueprints in CenturyLink. SUREedge technology allows CenturyLink customers to rapidly migrate any workload from physical or virtual systems into the CenturyLink Cloud, or use the CenturyLink Cloud 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.

CenturyLink SUREedge Methodology Graphic

SUREedge allows you to capture ANY system image and recover on CenturyLink Cloud. SUREedges’ 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 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 CENTURYLINK CLOUD WITH SUREedge-MIGRATOR

On-Prem to CenturyLink

Enterprises typically have a heterogeneous environment running applications on physical systems and virtual systems with different hypervisors. Clouds, including CenturyLink, 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.

Any Cloud to CenturyLink

SUREedge also enables customers to transition from their current Cloud provider to CenturyLink Cloud.

Migration to CenturyLink Cloud

  • SUREedge Instances at Source and Target
  • Agentless Capture from any Physical/Virtual machine
  • Dedupe Replication
  • Global Dedupe Storage
  • Many-to-One
  • Transfxorm to CenturyLink compatible format
  • Recovery/Migration to CenturyLink Cloud

How Does Migration Work?

To use SUREedge for onboarding to the CenturyLink Cloud, you must run an instance of SUREedge on-prem and on-CenturyLink Cloud. The on-prem instance provides the capability to capture and dedupe-replicate applications and data, while the on-Cloud instance acts as the receiver, storage and recovery manager in the Cloud. The on-Cloud instance can be created using the CenturyLink SUREedge-Migrator Blueprint. The on-prem instance can be created by downloading the software from Sureline’s download site.

Once the SUREedge instances are up and running the process is simple — add a list of systems (physical or VMs) to be migrated, create plans to move the systems in batches and execute the plan. Additionally, you can define consistency (or recovery groups), set different IP addresses, vCPU, and memory while recovering. SUREedge also allows you to do incremental capture and update so that you can migrate, test, apply final incremental updates, and cut-over with minimal or zero down-time.

DR TO CENTURYLINK CLOUD WITH SUREedge-DR

SUREedge and CenturyLink Cloud 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 the Cloud for DR, but still provides aggressive RPO and RTO, thus keeping the costs of operations optimal.

DR to CenturyLink Cloud

How Does DR Work?

To use SUREedge for DR to the CenturyLink Cloud, you must run an instance of SUREedge on-prem, and on CenturyLink Cloud. The on-prem instance provides the capability to capture and dedupe-replicate applications and data, while the on-Cloud instance acts as the receiver, storage and DR manager in the Cloud. The on-Cloud instance can be created using the CenturyLink SUREedge-DR blueprint. The on-prem instance can be created by downloading the software from Sureline’s download site.

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

Depending on your RTO objectives, SUREedge will maintain:

Pre-built VMs: SUREedge will automatically pre-build VM images with most recent updates and make them ready for Instant Recovery (the VMs are not powered on).

Ready-to-build VMs: VM images are still kept in dedupe storage with minimal footprint. These are ready to be built and all pre-processes will be executed before instancing. This is the most cost effective solution for systems that do not have stringent RTO.

SUREedge allows you to recover in a DR test environment or a DR environment, 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.

SUREedge Advantage

SUREedge DR features and benefits

Feature Benefit
Any Source to CenturyLink Cloud Hardware / Hypervisor / Cloud Agnostic
Capture from any source and recover to Century Link Cloud
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; Minimize seeding requirements
Failback Simplified, Optimized with minimal data transfer back
Active-Active Topology Bidirectional 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