Cloud Migration Blog
Why using "Free" migration tools might not be the right solution for you
As companies navigate through the adoption of Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Multi-Cloud, they are faced with numerous challenges and decisions. Which cloud should be adopted? What are the differing computing and cost models between clouds? Will the cloud really save my organization money?
RiverMeadow announces today that Charlie Watt has been named Chief Scientist. "Charlie’s experience and reputation in the cloud industry are highly regarded, and we are excited and privileged to have him join our team," said Jim Jordan, CEO of RiverMeadow. “Charlie’s innovation will be instrumental in helping our CTO, Michael Kent, expand the RiverMeadow product suite to provide greater depth and breadth of features. Rivermeadow is committed to enabling customers and partners with a purpose-built application mobility platform, that is fast and agentless providing cross-cloud application discovery and migration capabilities."
Watt was most recently founder and Chief Technology officer of WANFast, a provider of WAN acceleration, fast file copy, and block-level synchronization technology which has been incorporated into RiverMeadow’s Saas offering to truly bring best-in-class data migration performance. Previously, Watt founded Racemi, a server migration vendor, where he served as chief scientist and designed Racemi’s automated solution for moving server workloads across disparate systems and cloud computing platforms. He has several patents covering aspects of cloud migrations.
Watt has over 35 years of experience in software and hardware development and was previously chief scientist of S1 Technologies, chief scientist of SecureWare, and president of IIO Systems. During his career, he has designed and implemented Internet financial applications that include the world’s first Internet bank (Security First Network Bank), military-grade secure operating systems, cryptographic products for email and Internet Protocol (IP) networking, anti-virus products, medical imaging equipment, and industrial controls. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B. and B.E.) and the Thayer School of Engineering with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
No two journeys to the cloud are quite the same. What partners and customers need is a solid toolkit that offers flexibility and capability to their constituents to address their particular needs.
To that end, RiverMeadow is excited to announce a new capability - Data Only Migration!
What is Data Only Migration?
Based on customer demand and feedback, our team worked through the holidays to deliver support for migrating applications to AWS Dedicated Hosts!
Many organizations are considering a move to the cloud. There are tons of articles highlighting the advantages that the cloud has to offer such as flexibility, cost savings, scalability, reliability, and security. For SMB’s, budgets can be tight, and the ability to spread costs by using a subscription model means more dollars for marketing efforts.
Ready to move to the cloud? It’s about time! According to a recent white paper published by Rackspace, moving to the cloud can save companies hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. In this report, Rackspace compares the total cost of ownership (TCO) for self-managed on-premise to a managed hosted solution. The benefits highlighted in their white paper using a Rackspace dedicated hosting solution are astounding, saving around 37% TCO in a 3-year period compared to on-prem.
RiverMeadow SaaS delivers a live clone and copy of Windows and Linux EC2 instances to a AWS VPC target environment. All resident application and user data is copied, and device drivers maintained in a consistent state between AWS VPCs and regions. Provisioning of the target EC2 instance and storage is automated along with the migration.
Struggling to move physical Windows and Linux servers to AWS? Take a look at RiverMeadow; a live-hot clone automation technology to migrate your physical Windows and Linux servers to AWS.
RiverMeadow Software is excited to announce that Mark Timm has joined the executive team as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Mark brings extensive industry experience as well as key relationships and will play a vital role in empowering the company to continue to expand its cloud enabled migration services.
“Over the years I have heard a lot about what Mark Timm has accomplished in the migration space, so I reached out to him,” said Jim Jordan, chief executive officer at RiverMeadow. “Mark is seen as an industry expert in helping customers migrate to the cloud, and I am excited about having him lead our sales efforts given his key relationships, extensive experience, as well as his customer centric drive. He joins RiverMeadow at an exciting time as we continue to expand our solutions in the global migration space.”
Mark is an accomplished sales leader with over 20 years of experience specializing in networking, cloud migration, cyber security, and enterprise software. Prior to RiverMeadow, he held key roles at Racemi, Microsoft, HP, and Cisco Systems. Mark has a long history of elevating revenues by creating innovative sales and marketing strategies and driving teams that meet or exceed aggressive sales goals. Additionally, Mark has extensive experience in managing strategic accounts and alliances.
“I am very excited about joining RiverMeadow and specifically in working with Jim,” said Mark Timm. “Jim’s experience and background are what drove me to join RiverMeadow, and I look forward to helping customers in their cloud journey.”
RiverMeadow Software has appointed Mark Bortman as senior vice president of corporate development. Mark brings more than two decades of experience and will play a key role in empowering the company to continue to expand its cloud enabled migration services.
“I am very pleased that Mark has decided to join the RiverMeadow team,” said Jim Jordan, chief executive officer at RiverMeadow. “Mark’s extensive experience as a sales executive and cloud expert will be hugely beneficial to both RiverMeadow and our customers. He joins RiverMeadow at the perfect time as we have just expanded our services to offer online and offline data transfer capabilities and global migration services.”
Mark is an accomplished business development leader with over 25 years of experience specializing in cyber security, analytics/data science, SaaS, cloud infrastructure, and cloud storage. Prior to RiverMeadow, he was senior vice president at Bay Microsystems. Other companies where he held senior leadership roles include Racemi, IntelligenceFocus, and AT&T. Mark has a long history of elevating revenues and increasing profitability by creating innovative sales and marketing strategies and driving teams that meet or exceed aggressive sales goals. Additionally, Mark has extensive experience in managing M&A transactions, performing business valuations and negotiating significant and strategic deals.
“I am very excited about the RiverMeadow opportunity,” said Mark Bortman. “RiverMeadow has a track record of delivering innovative cloud solutions, and I look forward to being part of a team that extends its in-class services to meet customers demands.”
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in Management with a focus in Economics and Marketing. Mark is also a former Division 1 hockey player.