Cloud Migration Blog
InterCloud Systems (NASDAQ: ICLD) that it has become a premiere partner with RiverMeadow Software. RiverMeadow technology solves the challenge of migrating large, complex workloads into and between Cloud environments. This partnership is key for InterCloud as it will provide further maturity and capability in service delivery to offer its customers in the Software Defined Enterprise and Cloud-to-Cloud mobility space.
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the world's only automated server migration platform for carrier and service provider clouds, will present and exhibit at the VMworld 2014 US conference in San Francisco, August 24 – 28, 2014. VMworld is the leading source for the knowledge and connections businesses need to leverage virtualization and cloud computing technologies.
RiverMeadow will present two sessions, the first of which is a presentation entitled, "Streamlining Hybrid Cloud Migration to Cisco Powered Clouds.” The session, being held at Cisco’s booth #1217 at 5:30pm on Sunday, August 24, will focus on how many businesses have started to understand the benefits and logic behind moving to a hybrid cloud environment, but they still struggle with the migration process. Speaker Rich Heaton will draw on his experience working with Cisco as RiverMeadow’s Chief Strategy Officer to delve into how RiverMeadow and Cisco are teaming through the Cisco Cloud Masters Program to deliver Fast, Secure & Automated Cloud Onboarding into Cisco Powered Provider clouds. The presentation will include a demonstration of migrating a workload from AWS into Verizon’s Enterprise Cloud (eCloud). Read the Release.
RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the world's only automated server migration platform for carrier and service provider clouds, was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Best New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Cloud Platform category in The 11th Annual International Business Awards today.
The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small - are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. Read the release.
The market is strong for public cloud services, supported by recent Gartner* research projecting the public cloud compute and storage market to grow cumulatively to $128 billion dollars from 2014 to 2018. That’s a CAGR of 35%. In addition, private cloud adoption is forecasted to reach 72% in 2014. And by 2016 private cloud will give way to hybrid cloud, where at least 50% of large enterprises will have a hybrid cloud solution in place. The cloud is big business with seemingly little in the way to stop its forward progress. So it’s not surprising that service providers, system integrators and others are scrambling to get in on the action to capitalize on the hyper growth of cloud.
By Vinay Venkataraghaven
Here at RiverMeadow, we specialize in migrating servers and workloads from one environment to another. The benefits and importance of cloud migrations wouldn’t mean much without a discussion of the critical role that clouds play in modern data center architectures. The cloud is increasingly viewed as a massively disruptive technology, that is transforming IT operations, deployments and cost structures.
It has taken years and finally the cloud is a reality. Enterprises, large and small, can and should eliminate major IT capital expenditures and also dramatically reduce operating expenses with higher service levels by migrating to the cloud. That is the story of IT today.
But how does a firm actually do it and how what are the challenges facing enterprises as they undertake these IT changes?
By Denis Martin
It seems that with every passing day it becomes more evident that "hardware is being replaced by software." There are those who see academic innovations at universities like Stanford on the fronts of OpenFlow and the Software Defined Network or even early shifts in enterprise thinking on this front for support for the argument. It is true that there is really no question at this point that we are in the midst of a massive cycle of innovation on how IT systems work and are connected. Arguably when mainstream publications like Forbes are making these very pronouncements one could argue it is pretty much a sign that the game is over. (See, for example, Anthony Kosner, Forbes, January 1, 2014 in "Prediction 2014: Hardware Is the New Software.")
But things aren't always how they appear.
By Richard Scannell
The Everlasting Gobstopper was one of the wonders of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate factory – the envy of every child in that no matter how long it was sucked, it never declined in size. We learn that it is the lure set up to trick the kids with the golden tickets into stealing one gobstopper for a supposed arch-enemy of Wonka’s – therefore identifying the one true child, who refuses to go along with the chicanery. The Everlasting Gobstoppert is a fitting, if not understated analogy for the IT estate of many large organizations. For over twenty years, I’ve been around, part of, or lead initiatives to “standardize” server operating environments so that, ahem, “once and for all”, the IT support teams could walk into a proverbial Sev-1 battle armed with at least a basic understanding of who the enemy was – OS versions, patching history, file system namespace, app revision level etc. But as anyone with the said battle scars can attest, the more things change, the more they stay the same. No sooner would one standardization effort be compete, but it was already out of date as last year’s Strategic Project slid quickly into the ranks of legacy and yet another five new projects were being kicked off with new platform models, OS versions, patch revisions and applications specs. Once again, we were back to multiple variants of everything and with no time to maintain currency, cracks would again start to appear in our standardized environment. And that was the good old days…
By Mark Shirman
As I travel around the Globe and talk to business and technology leaders about the Cloud, it's clear to me that there is a ton of misinformation and hype about the Cloud and the pace of adoption in the marketplace. As with any major shift in paradigm, everyone will try and hijack the message and apply it to their own business. Nowhere is this more evident than with the large community of service providers in the market.