SanXfer Automated DR Edition
SanXfer Automated DR Edition represents a new opportunity for large IT teams that are implementing Disaster Recovery (DR) procedures to introduce additional efficiencies. Many teams have already discovered the power and advantage of replicating SAN data from their primary sites to a DR site.
List Price: $495 per server*Request Quote
SanXfer™ software is the industry’s first Storage Area Network (SAN) utility for migrating Windows®-based SAN booting systems to new hardware regardless of vendor, model or attached devices. Unlike manual migration methods, which are error-prone and can take days to complete, SanXfer accurately replaces, upgrades, clones and provisions servers within minutes. What’s more, for organizations that are not yet booting from a SAN, SanXfer makes it easy to convert a local booting system to a SAN booting system.
SanXfer facilitates storage, disaster recovery (DR) and server management administration in SAN environments by expanding server hardware options, simplifying administration and DR, and increasing IT environment reliability. SanXfer makes IT more efficient and lowers operational expenses by improving the use of existing servers while reducing deployment, administration, backup and disaster recovery costs. By promoting and protecting SAN-booting systems, SanXfer allows IT departments to replace server hardware with dissimilar hardware quickly and easily and to maximize the benefits of SANs for all enterprise storage needs.
Optimized for Disaster Recovery Work.Many companies are using SAN replication as part of their disaster recovery plans, but getting servers up at a remote site to use that replicated data is always a problem. SanXfer makes it easy. Simply replicate the boot disk to your DR site, along with the rest of your SAN data, and point whatever DR-site server hardware is available to a replicated boot LUN. SanXfer will reconfigure it to boot correctly. Servers can be up and running in minutes instead of hours or even days. Not enough physical servers at a DR site? No problem. SanXfer can have a server up and running under a Virtual Machine in minutes.
There are no backups to restore and no install images to track down.
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Agentless Server Migrations
iSCSI Boot Disks
Migrations over Fibre Channel or IP
Physical to Virtual (P2V)
SAN Booting Physical Servers
Recovery of Failed Servers
Rapid Server Provisioning/Cloning
SAN-to-SAN Data Migration Utility
Data TranXfer further empowers organizations to take control of their ever growing IT infrastructure. This additional feature extends beyond the traditional workload migration functionality of SanXfer, enabling users to migrate data volumes located on an existing SAN to a new one, regardless of vendor, operating system, or file system.
Virtual Machine Alignment
SanXfer Library Server: Windows 2000, XP, 2003, 2003R2, Vista, 2008, 2008R2, Win7
SanXfer Clients: Windows XP, 2003, 2003R2, 2008, 2008R2, Vista, Win7
(All 32 and 64 bit versions are fully supported)
SanXfer comes in three editions to meet requirements for large datacenter moves, disaster recovery projects and day-to-day Server migration and protection.
|Cloud & VM Optimized
|Convert Local booting system into SAN booting system|
|Convert SAN booting system to a Local disk booting system|
|Quickly Replace or Upgrade a server to any hardware|
|Support for local disks, Fibre Channel, and iSCSI|
|Licensed for a one time use|
|Licensed for repeated use|
|Fast Provisioning of new servers|
|Replace a Physical Server with a Virtual Machine (P2V)|
|Move from a Virtual Machine back to Physical (V2P)|
|Remote (DR) site server reconfiguration|
|Multi-site SanXfer Library Server Synchronization|
|SAN-to-SAN Data TranXfer||†||†||†|
†Optional Data TranXfer licenses can be purchased in 1 TB increments.
Download SanXfer data sheet on SAN to SAN Data TranXfer feature (PDF).
SanXfer Competitor Comparisons
Although there are other Server migration and P2V tools out there, we believe SanXfer is the fastest and most reliable. SanXfer takes less than an hour to install and setup, and you can migrate a server in as little as 5 minutes. Don't just take our word for it, try it today for free.
|Feature||SanXfer||Platespin Migrate||Double-Take Move||Quest vConverter|
|Enables hardware Independence||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Local-Boot to SAN-Boot Migrations||Yes||No||No||No|
|Server Migration Over IP Network||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Server Migration Over Fibre Channel Network||Yes||No||No||No|
|SAN-based Server Migration||Yes||No||No||No|
|Requires OS to be Pre-installed on Target System||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Data Migration Option (for bulk transfers) Between Heterogeneous Storage||Yes||No||No||No|
|Data Migration Option (for bulk transfers) Over Heterogeneous Networks (FC to iSCSI)||Yes||No||No||No|
|Requires a secondary Server Sync phase||No||Yes||No||No|
|Fastest Migrations on the Market||Yes||No||No||No|
SanXfer contains advanced logic to help dynamically optimize server migrations. This unique technology allows you to take advantage of high speed components such as fiber channel networks, high-performance disk arrays, and multi-core CPUs. By adjusting the migration parameters to the available environment, SanXfer can optimize the time required to migrate a server or a group of servers.
For a simple Windows server with a C: and D: drive totaling 30GB, SanXfer can migrate the server to new hardware across a Fibre Channel network in about 10 minutes.
If older components are in place, SanXfer is equally as reliable. Servers can be migrated across 10MB Ethernet links, as well as across wifi connections.
Because SanXfer performs an offline migration, there is no follow-up “Sync Step”, or even worse, multiple Sync Steps, as some other migration products require. All applications and data can be migrated in one shot. When a migrated server reboots on new hardware, new storage, or on a Virtual Machine, the Windows OS, and applications that run n that server treat the migration the same as a normal reboot.
SanXfer makes server migrations Fast and Reliable.