Cloud Migration Blog

RiverMeadow Welcomes Mark Timm to the Executive Team

By Jill Hourani on Aug 20, 2017 1:54:03 PM

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.”

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Rivermeadow Welcomes Mark Bortman to the Executive Team

By Jill Hourani on Jul 27, 2017 9:05:39 AM

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.

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Reduce complexity of VMware migrations

By Michael Kent on Jun 21, 2017 2:44:07 PM

Struggling to move application and workloads to and between VMware Clouds? Tired of investing time mastering free tools and staying up in the middle of the night to satisfy change windows? Take a look at RiverMeadow; a live-hot clone automation technology to provision and migrate your applications and workloads.

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Server Workloads Aren’t Created Equal: What to Know When Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications

By Johanna Shirman on Apr 11, 2016 11:50:43 AM

When it comes to migrating server workloads to the cloud, not all applications are created equal. Mission-critical applications and workloads are typically the hardest to virtualize, and therefore they're the ones you need to be the most cautious about when making changes to the way they are run. They’re often the most complex and most critical to a business and questions around stakeholder buy-in, architecture, and ISV support and licensing must be addressed before making a move to the cloud. Unlike secondary applications, which can usually be virtualized in a self-contained manner, your mission-critical applications touch a wider range of people, processes and technologies.

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Are we serving a market, or remaking a market?

By Johanna Shirman on Sep 30, 2015 11:28:48 AM

By Richard Scannell, CEO, RiverMeadow Software

One of the things I get asked about a lot is the size of the market for companies like RiverMeadow - if migration is a “one and done” problem and therefore a limited market size.  We have a number of different ways of deriving market size for RiverMeadow, all of which point to a market of about $2B annually in this space – not exactly irrelevant.  However, we believe the market, even at that size,  is limited today simply because of the limitations of the existing tools.  Today, migrations are difficult, risky and expensive – so people do them as infrequently as possible.  But, what if migrations were simple, risk free and really cheap – what might happen then?                                                      

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The Next IT Shift: It’s All About the Apps, Not the OS

By Johanna Shirman on May 7, 2015 10:31:00 AM

By Shahin Pirooz, CTO, RiverMeadow Software
@shahinpirooz

As IT professionals, a lot has changed in our world over the last 20 years. With each significant shift, some of us have jumped in with both feet while others have tepidly tested the water with a single toe, and some were dragged along kicking and screaming.

We’ve gone from being the only ones who knew how to build and manage servers to becoming consumers of clouds. We went from being sys admins that did everything once and then forgot it to embracing DevOps to automate our world.  We’re no longer perceived as the choke point for implementing new technologies; instead, we’ve become the enablers—the most important part of the product development value chain.

Here we are. Yet this is only the beginning.

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