Acronis announces new P2V solution

Quoting from the Acronis official announcement:

Acronis, Inc., the technological leader in storage management software announced today the launch of Acronis FullCircle, a software application that allows IT organizations to move an entire server’s data seamlessly to and from physical and virtual servers.

FullCircle works with multiple operating systems, including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Linux, and a variety of hardware and virtual servers on the market.

Acronis FullCircle provides:

  • Virtual Environment Flexibility
    FullCircle supports multiple hardware platforms and operating systems, including both 32- and 64-bit servers and VMWare, Microsoft and Parallels virtual environments
  • FAST (Fast Accurate Simple Transmission) engine
    The conversion and migration engine was designed specifically for such physical-to-virtual and virtual-to-physical conversions. The engine is fully integrated with the Acronis disk imaging technology and can migrate systems to dissimilar hardware
  • Fully customizable
    FullCircle’s wizard-based controls allow users to customize the migration process and migrate an entire system or specific files to another server
  • Minimal disruption
    With FullCircle, IT has the option of migrating either live data or data at rest with either an on-line or off-line migration
  • Historic Data Retrieval
    FullCircle is currently the only product that allows users to migrate historic data. Used in conjunction with Acronis True Image, which takes a snapshot of a server for backup purposes, Acronis FullCircle can take the backup image and migrate that to a new server
  • Speed
    Since Acronis FullCircle automatically modifies data to meet the criteria of its new environments, migration times are reduced from days to hours and hours to minutes
  • Ease of Use
    The wizard-based controls driving Acronis FullCircle enable IT directors to delegate the migration process to less skilled data center employees, which frees ups senior personnel for more strategic assignments

Pricing will be announced when the product ships in volume. It will be sold through the company’s direct sales staff and through resellers. The product is due to ship in volume in December…

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