Live migration and why it’s important for VMware cloud partners

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When moving VMware virtual machines to the cloud, the sure-fire way to migrate the VMs and their data completely is to simply stop the VMs, copy their components (OVF files) and assemble them into an Open Virtual Appliance (OVA). You transport the OVA package over the network or via a physical device to the cloud destination, unpack the files and restart the VMs. If you’ve done things right, the VMs pick up right where they left off. Of course, it’s not quite that easy. The physical resources and configurations in the cloud data center should be comparable to what you…

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