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Open Infrastructure has become mainstream and there’s a march towards leveraging open technologies and components to build out modern services and becoming cloud native. This can often involve migrating away from proprietary solutions for cost and agility benefits, however, the steps to migrate can sometimes be daunting and also pose a high risk for organisations when looking to move mission-critical workloads. JedAI, powered by OpenStack can act as an alternative or even a complementary companion to existing VMWare infrastructure. Depending on the appetite to remove VMware completely or just introduce a new technology alongside your existing infrastructure.


We have simplified the process of migrating to Openstack completely, so you won’t need to worry about the administrative burden, by reducing the process to 5 simple steps.

STEP 1: Start Replication Start background replication of business applications, machines data and meta-data without any performance impact.

STEP 2: Store Data All the data is stored in a cloud-native format using volumes and snapshots of a target cloud

STEP 3: Automate Orchestration Automated orchestration launches fully operational business applications on target OpenStack

STEP 4: Spin up test migrations Run an unlimited number of tests in an isolated VPC, run a set of functional and performance tests without performance impact

STEP 5: Run final cut-over Final migration or cut-over within a small and predictable maintenance window


Openstack can operate as a standalone onprem Cloud environment to run any workloads. Instances can be migrated across from VMware using our migration tool or new workloads can just be run on Openstack leaving the legacy applications to run on VMware. Another example of integrating with VMware would be to use Openstack as a Disaster Recovery (DR) target for VMware.


If you need to retain VMware for main workloads but would like integrate a new target cloud for specific applications or even as a disaster recovery target for VMware (primary site), our solution can help. OpenStack can be setup to act as the DR target for an existing VMware environment helping to reduce the costs while still allowing workloads to run on VMware if your organisation is not ready to make the full transition to OpenStack. In this scenario the OpenStack environment would kick in when the VMware infrastructure failed and gracefully allow the workloads to migrate back to VMware when issues are resolved. The OpenStack environment can continue to operate independently also and enable users to run Kubernetes, GPU accelerated workloads as needed.

Following on from the DR target configuration, JedAI can fully replace VMware and vCloud/vSAN and provide an organisation with a high performance open cloud native platform ready to run any scale workloads. To help with the transition, we include all the tools and services to migrate workloads from VMware to OpenStack to reduce the risk of any migration.


  • Replication agent provided to be installed on
    the VMware estate.
  • No data loss of downtime
  • Live migrate instances
  • Unlimited number of test migrations
  • Dashboard and reporting for full transparency
    and accounting
  • Also includes P2V capability allowing bare
    metal servers to be migrated to OpenStack

Contact us to start your OpenStack migration today with JedAI or find out more about the features of JedAI vs VMware in our blog.

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