Google Cloud Platform

SUREedge® for Cloud Migration & Disaster Recovery to Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Google Cloud Platform enables enterprises to deploy their applications on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds in addition to serving 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month and providing storage for image 425 million Gmail users. A highly redundant global network combined with secure, cutting-edge computer science, managed services, developer tools, and ready-to-use platforms make GCP an ideal platform for enterprises to build and deploy their hybrid-IT.


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 has joined the Google for Work Partner Program as a Google Cloud Platform Technology Partner providing technology and solutions for:

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


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

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SUREedge allows you to capture ANY system image and recover on GCP. 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.


On-Prem to GCP

Enterprises typically have a heterogeneous environment running applications on physical systems and virtual systems with different hypervisors. Clouds, including GCP, 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 migrating to GCP 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 GCP format and recovery at GCP without the usual complexity of migration.

Any Cloud to GCP

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

Migration to GCP

  • SUREedge Instances at Source and GCP
  • Agentless Capture from any Physical/Virtual Machine
  • Dedupe Replication
  • Global Dedupe Storage
  • Many-to-OneMany-to-One
  • Transform to GCP compatible format
  • Recovery/Migration to GCP

How does Migration Work?

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

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.


SUREedge and GCP 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 GCP for DR, but still provides aggressive RPO and RTO, thus minimizing the costs of operations.


How does DR Work?

To use SUREedge for DR to the GCP, you must run an instance of SUREedge on-prem, and on GCP. 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.

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:

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.


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 GCP Hardware / Hypervisor / Cloud Agnostic

Capture from any source and recover to GCP

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-Bandwith 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.

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