Cloud Migration Blog
The adoption of Cloud computing is skyrocketing. According to a Gartner press release, by 2020 there will be a `no-cloud` policy in companies. The reasons why so many organizations choose to migrate on-premise systems to the cloud can vary, but typical use cases include companies migrating from cloud to cloud or between regions within a cloud.
Cloud computing has experienced tremendous growth within the past few years, and cloud technology adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to an IDC report, at least half of IT investments will be cloud-based this year. Enterprise cloud spending will represent 16% of the compound annual growth in the next ten years.
Migrating workloads can be complex, time-consuming and risky. There is a lot of work to be done and decisions to be made. You need to know both the source environment and the target environment. You need to pick an automation tool and figure out how it works. These are just a few of the many considerations. Often times, teams involved with migrations have other responsibilities to handle including day-to-day tasks. Wouldn’t it be better if someone stepped up to do the migration for you?
An increasing number of organizations are working through new data center transformation initiatives—not only to drive cost reductions and agility—but to differentiate in this new business age. As late-entrants wrestle with seamless application delivery and user experience, many are missing the benefits of flexibility and scalability of cloud computing technology.
According to a Nucleus Research report, cloud applications deliver, on average, over two times the return on investment in comparison with on-premise applications. Unlike small companies that typically have a smaller collection of physical infrastructure assets, most large enterprises carry heavy burdens—large hardware pools and extensive software assets that consume enormous portions of their cap-ex budget. By employing a hybrid cloud model, many companies have found a way to reduce complexity and reallocate budget savings.
For some companies, it’s critical to maintain a private cloud for their sensitive applications and data. As this private cloud integrates well with their hybrid cloud configuration, they know that they can quickly access additional resources from their public cloud to reconfigure, deploy, and scale those apps as necessary. With a hybrid cloud, an organization can retain some computing assets in its local infrastructure and tightly integrate them with public or private cloud services.
Benefits of a Hybrid Cloud Solution
A hybrid cloud augments private cloud resources with public cloud resources—enabling you to deliver IT as a service, retain the flexibility and power that a public cloud offers, and also gain more peace of mind by securely storing your most sensitive data in a private cloud. You’ll also enjoy significant savings on your infrastructure spend, significant efficiency improvements, and new abilities to explore business ventures that would be otherwise impracticable.
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.