There is no downside to Swiftmigrate, so why risk relying on aging systems?
We provide a completely risk-free solution that migrates your legacy VAX and Alpha applications to modern hardware, so you can enjoy the ease and reliability of a server with no need to reprogramme.
Not only is our migration solution risk-free, it also typically costs 30-50% less than your annual support contract. After we perform your migration, you can replace your old VAX support contract with an inexpensive server contract – in fact, it might even be covered by your existing support contract. And given that you won’t need as much power or air conditioning, your electricity bills will go down too, so you’ll start making savings from day one.
Reliability and uptime
One of the major benefits of Swiftmigrate is that the reliability of your VMS applications no longer depends on old VAX hardware, which is increasingly difficult to service. You’ll be able to take full advantage of the redundancy and fault-tolerance features that come with server architecture, building up the reliability as needed.
Features such as HSC clusters can be replaced by two striped RAID 5 sets (RAID 50). These will withstand up to four faulty disks without failing and include two hot-standby drives. If a drive does become faulty, the unit will automatically rebuild the RAID set ‘on the fly’ and inform you of the problem by email. The arrays also implement automatic load balancing and expand up to 128TB without incurring downtime. With current networking speeds, individual disks or clusters can be located anywhere on the network, taking advantage of your existing network architecture.
The superior performance of current PC server hardware means that, even with the virtualisation overhead, your new emulated system will run between five and ten times faster than your original one. Swiftmigrate systems are reliably supporting organisations with more than 800 concurrent users without any negative impact on performance.
Traditional VAX hardware is bulky, noisy and power-hungry. By comparison, our virtualised VAX solution will fit easily into your existing server room or rack. It takes up less space and requires less power and air conditioning – and it’s considerably quieter too.