Movement of a Server entire operating systems, data and software over to a different operating platform, whether it’s to the cloud for backup or another operating system for more space. This can happen in 3 ways: physical to virtual, virtual to virtual, or virtual to physical.
Physical to Virtual
Moving data, operating systems or application programmes from a computer’s hard disk to a virtual machine, the cloud or disk partition. This could be moving data from an on-site server to the cloud.
Virtual to Virtual
Migrating operating systems, data or application programmes within the cloud or from one virtual machine to another. This could be moving data from a private to a public cloud or public to private.
Virtual to Physical
The movement of data, operating systems or application programmes from a virtual machine, the cloud or disk partition to the computers main hard disk. This could be moving data from the cloud back to an on-site server.