Spotlight offers a single place to discover and quickly migrate your existing servers to the cloud.
Migrating any application to the Cloud involves analyzing the application for its Cloud compatibility. Spotlight uses Scanner, to scan and retrieve the necessary information from the application servers for the analysis. It generates multiple reports after analyzing your application to aid you in understanding the elements involved in migrating your application to the Cloud. These reports help you to decide which workloads are ready to shift to the cloud and in what order, identify the cost-benefit of migrating to the cloud as well as provide you with a roadmap and recommendations for making the most of your cloud journey.
Spotlight offers different types of scanning method to perform analysis in customer environment based on their requirement.
Spotlight performs agentless scan by executing scanner in the Vanguard server which has access to all the servers in the network. Spotlight collects information through agentless scanner about your source environment, including server profile information (for example, OS, number of CPUs, amount of RAM), and server utilization metrics. These source servers can be of different operating system such as Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems.
This is an agentless scanning. In this scanning method, Spotlight allows the customer to perform Extended scan for the servers to collect utilization data for the given time period.
In this scanning method, Spotlight performs deep scan of servers to be scanned by installing an agent through Vanguard. This method evaluates the feasibility of your application and gives you insights about all the application workloads and suggests strategies for migrating them to the Cloud based on the operational considerations involved in the application life cycle management, managed services and so on.
Use Spotlight's built-in network discovery tool to scan and discover the servers present in your datacenter. Within a short period of time, it analyzes and obtains all of the servers' IP addresses together with the server configuration information required for cloud compatibility analysis.
Spotlight performs a thorough analysis of your application and offers some smart re-architectures strategies and PaaS recommendations.
Spotlight loads required data using standard templates, performs cloud assessment, and identifies the cloud readiness of the uploaded server details in an effective way.
Spotlight shows a clear mapping of dependencies between servers and workloads based on its move group analysis to help you identify applications.
Spotlight recommend the migration strategy (Rehost, Replatform, Rearchitect, etc) for the servers and applications in the portfolio based on the analysis.
Spotlight performs right sizing for the workload based on its performance and utilization tracked during the extended scanning process or the data imported from other system monitoring tools.
Spotlight generates multiple reports after analyzing your application to help you understand the factors involved in migrating your application to the Cloud. These reports help you to create an effective migration plan.
Spotlight Migrate is a Cloud migration platform that offers migration services for infrastructures and applications. Spotlight Migrate simplifies, expedites, and automates large-scale migrations from on-premises or Cloud to the preferred Clouds without or with very minimal manual intervention.
Based on your business requirements and the complexity of your application environment, Spotlight provides you with the widest choice of Cloud migration methodologies. These migration methodologies let you migrate several servers simultaneously while providing clear, actionable insights in the event of any migration problems.
Spotlight can migrate the infrastructure by using the following migration methodologies:
Lift and Shift
Migrate application and its associated data to a cloud platform in an automated way. Spotlight ensures that your complete server/VM setup will be migrated to Cloud as-is without any data loss and in a secure manner.
Migrate VMs with configurations identical to those of the source server or VMs with higher or lower specifications than the source servers. Performing right sizing of workload before migrating an application to the cloud helps lower the cost.
Transition your existing app from a legacy platform to a modern cloud platform to leverage the benefits of a cloud deployment model based on your preferences. Spotlight automates the migration of your workloads seamlessly to these PaaS services on Cloud.
Spotlight enables your applications for quick container adoption by transforming your application workloads into containers.
Migrate and manage workloads between various cloud environments, allowing you to create more versatile setups based on your specific business needs. You can use any combination of Cloud types - Public and Private, On-premises and Private, or across multiple Public Clouds.
Automate Cloud Migration of your Complex Applications & Workloads using Spotlight based on your preferred topology. This helps to reduce migration time and costs ensuring business agility, collaboration and flexibility.
Scalability of Vanguard allows you to migrate any number of servers in parallel and complete migration of huge datacentres to Cloud within a short time.
Use Spotlight to migrate your workload with the advantage of near-zero downtime, because they keep the target environment in sync with the source environment till cut over is initiated. This tool provides the closest to near-zero downtime during the cutover.
Spotlight is designed to facilitate rapid, repeatable, and reliable migration of your application/infrastructure servers to any Private/Public Cloud. Scalability, flexibility, and cost savings are a few advantages of adopting a private cloud.