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Carbonite™ Migrate

Migrate workloads--to and from any environment

Carbonite Migrate delivers an efficient, secure single solution to migrate your physical, virtual and cloud workloads - to and from any environment. And that’s with minimal risk and near-zero downtime for your business. With Carbonite Migrate, you can have simple, non-disruptive migrations and quick cutovers.

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Alleviate migration issues

Mergers and acquisitions, application and hardware upgrades, moving to the cloud and office or data-center relocations are just a few of the many reasons your organization needs to migrate data. The good news? Carbonite Migrate alleviates the many issues that often plague migration: data loss, allocation of IT resources, disrupted operations and compatibility issues. Avoid those issues, streamline migration and minimize downtime with Carbonite Migrate.


With Carbonite Migrate you can:

Replicate data, files and system settings continuously and reliably to reduce downtime to minutes or seconds, and cutover quickly.

Prevent downtime while your data is being migrated.

Increase cost-efficiency by spending less on data storage.

Reduce the need for costly skilled resources and longer project duration thanks to automated cutover.

Perform unlimited testing of the new environment without disrupting operations.

Avoid locking in with any specific hypervisor, cloud vendor or hardware for more flexibility with your IT investment.

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Why Carbonite Migrate?

Carbonite Migrate delivers a streamlined process. It automates and consolidates numerous steps, which are otherwise manual and prone to human error, into just a few simple tasks. Use Carbonite Migrate to reduce the amount of migration work you need to do.

Keep users and systems active and fully productive while your data is being migrated.

Eliminate vendor lock-in.

Eliminate risk with pre-flight checks, automation and non-disruptive testing.


Comprehensive Carbonite Migrate delivers simplicity and repeatability through the following features:

Full-server or data-only migrations which are completely hardware and platform agnostic

Data and system migration to, from or between any combination of physical, virtual and cloud-based platforms, including public clouds like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Automated migration configuration and management with an easy-to-use console, eliminating common issues and streamlining migration

Continuous replication, at scale, with minimal impact to performance or bandwidth

Data protection in-flight with AES 256-bit encryption

Virtual-machine auto provisioning for Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware vSphere

Custom job configurations, automated workflows and orchestrated activities

How it works

Real-time, byte-level replication

Carbonite Migrate uses real-time, byte-level replication to duplicate your source system to the target. The replication maximizes bandwidth efficiency by sending small chunks of data, incorporating multiple levels of compression and enabling bandwidth throttling. Plus, AES 256-bit encryption keeps your data secure.

Easy and quick cutover

Cutover downtime is limited to seconds or minutes. If you need to revert to the original system, that execution is straightforward. What’s more, the cutover process is repeatable and predictable however you choose to manage it - through the unified console, automated scripting or third-party tools.

Non-disruptive testing

Test cutovers can be performed anytime without impacting production systems and business operations. End users can continue working on the source system until the final cutover.

Supported platforms

Operating systems



Debian Linux

Microsoft Windows Server

Oracle Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Rocky Linux

SUSE Enterprise Linux


Target environments

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure Resource Manager

Microsoft Azure Stack

Microsoft Hyper-V

VMware vSphere

VMware vCloud Director

VMware ESXi


Migrate FAQs

What is cloud migration?

Cloud migration is the process of moving applications, workloads or data to a cloud environment. A common business strategy is to migrate applications from an on-premise environment to a virtual machine within the cloud for greater efficiency and cost reduction. This type of migration is referred to as rehosting or “lift and shift,” as it typically does not involve making significant changes to applications, workloads or data.

What is cloud migration automation?

Cloud migration automation enables businesses to easily migrate physical, virtual and cloud workloads to the cloud. By automating the migration process, businesses can orchestrate every stage of the process to increase the migration speed, minimize downtime and reduce risk as they cut over to the new environment.

What are common cloud migration challenges?

The potential for downtime and data loss prevents many organizations from undertaking data migration. Moving data and workloads can be painful, but it’s often unavoidable. In spite of the many benefits of moving to the cloud, many organizations often avoid making the necessary change due to the following reasons:

  • Time and money investment in IT resources
  • Complexity of the project
  • Associated downtime
  • Risk of data loss or corruption
  • Application performance issues

But there is good news. Those challenges can be mitigated and even resolved with the right migration tool, planning and processes. 

Why do businesses migrate to the cloud?

Public cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure are technology innovations that help businesses lower expenditures and stretch resources further with less infrastructure. But if businesses can’t migrate efficiently, it limits their ability to leverage new technology platforms and increases their risk of getting locked into a platform. That’s risky. For example, what happens when the vendor sunsets the platform? Then there’s no choice but to migrate or continue to run on an unsupported legacy platform. In addition, migrations are often necessary due to mergers or relocations, moving to the cloud, as well as hardware, software and application upgrades.

Need to streamline and automate data migration?

Migrate across different platforms, storage types and operating systems to reduce risk and downtime.