New features in PlateSpin Migrate 9
PlateSpin® Migrate 9 adds the following new features:
Support for new workloads
The addition of support for migrations of multiple new workloads expands the already market-leading range of workloads supported by PlateSpin Migrate. New supported workloads include SUSE® Linux Enterprise 9, 10, and 11; Open Enterprise Server 2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, 5 and 6; Windows Clusters; vSphere 5.0 and 5.1; and Oracle Linux 6.
Bandwidth throttling and compression
Bandwidth throttling gives you a greater degree of control over the amount of network resources used by PlateSpin Migrate during migration jobs. You can now reduce network strain during peak hours, and maximize network usage during off hours.
Compression also allows a greater degree of bandwidth consumption control, by reducing the amount of raw data sent over the network.
Support for Network Address Translation (NAT) environments allows PlateSpin Migrate to now be used in a less intrusive way for source workloads residing behind a NAT environment. This gives you more flexibility and easier configuration for wide-area-network migrations, since PlateSpin Migrate can now be a viable migration option even in the absence of a Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Thin disk support
PlateSpin Migrate now has the ability to leverage the thin provisioning capabilities of the ESX hypervisor. Leveraging thin disks gives you a greater degree of control and flexibility over the total disk storage required for virtual machines. Workloads with large amounts of free space are no longer required to have the same level of free space allocated when converted to a virtual machine.