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:
- Migration – Moving to CenturyLink Cloud (IaaS)
- DRaaS – DR to CenturyLink Cloud
- O365 Mailbox Protection – Protecting Office 365 Mailbox on CenturyLink Cloud
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 removes the complexity associated with onboarding and DR. It enables IT personnel to follow a planned, controlled operation of migration and DR.
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
- 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.
OFFICE 365 MAILBOX PROTECTION USING SUREedge O365
SUREedge and CenturyLink Cloud offer a flexible Office 365 Mailbox Protection solution for enterprises. The solution allows you to take true advantage of the Cloud by providing long-term protection of just the mailboxes that you want protected and the ability to restore individual messages, entire mailboxes, or restore them to another server for activities such as legal hold or compliance purposes.
How Does SUREedge O365 Work?
To use SUREedge for protecting your Office 365 Mailbox to the CenturyLink Cloud, you run SUREedge on CenturyLink Cloud. This acts as the receiver, storage and DR manager in the Cloud. The on-Cloud instance is created using the CenturyLink SUREedge-O365 blueprint. In the SUREedge UI, simply add a list of mailboxes that need protection. You then define the policy on frequency of updates and your O365 mail is being protected.
Use Cases for Office 365 Protection
With the help of SUREedge-O365 CenturyLink Cloud Users can:
- Protect entire Office 365 instance or a subset of mailboxes to CenturyLink Cloud
- Replicate an entire or part of a mailbox to a different exchange server for analysis
- Protect and archive data from select mailboxes for legal hold
- Search emails of past employees for important business information
- Recover lost e-mail that is beyond the O365 retention period
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 DR features and benefits
|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
|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|