How to migrate to the Private Cloud

Total switchover or gradual migration: 4 scenarios for moving to Private Cloud

You have virtual machines, instances or virtual private servers in a public cloud

Private Cloud allows you to regroup them in your 100% dedicated control panel. You can organise them, optimise costs, increase the SLA, and define the best strategies for disaster recovery and business continuity. It is the ideal solution to stabilise a project over time and support its growth. With access to the virtualisation layer (VaaS), you will have more freedom to define advanced strategies. You will no longer be just the root; you will also be the manager of your dedicated virtual infrastructure.

You have a virtualised infrastructure on dedicated servers

Reduce the time spent on scaling, migrating and deploying your Private Cloud. Focus on your virtual infrastructure while OVH takes care of automated deployment and updating your virtualisation servers and solutions. You no longer need to devise complex plans to guarantee hardware availability as servers are automatically hot-swapped. Import your old VMs into Private Cloud to gain more time to optimise your strategies.
You can retain a mixture of dedicated servers and Private Cloud (hybrid architecture) connected by OVH private network (vRack).

You have a physical infrastructure on dedicated servers

You can migrate your business using the tools developed by the software publishers. If you have chosen a Private Cloud powered by VMware, you can use the following tool free of charge: VMware Converter. If your Private Cloud is powered by Microsoft, you can use Virtual Machine Converter. Private Cloud liberates you from managing your dedicated servers and allows you to consolidate your architecture and resource usage.
You can retain a mixture of dedicated servers and Private Cloud (hybrid architecture) connected by OVH private network (vRack).

You already have an internal cloud solution (Private Cloud) on your servers

You can transfer all or part of your business (data, servers) to your OVH Private Cloud without needing to change your technology or architecture. You can find the latest versions of the same solutions and licences (VMware, VSphere) you use internally.
Reduce the time spent on maintaining, updating and upgrading your cloud. It only takes 5 minutes rather than half a day to add a server to your virtual infrastructure.
Your internal costs will go from CAPEX to OPEX: you no longer need to pay for licences or network hardware. You will be able to rent and resize them in real time.
You can develop disaster recovery and business continuity plans across your datacentre and one or several OVH datacentres.
You can build a Hybrid Cloud using standard technologies, which guarantees simplified portability and reversibility!