Cloud Migration Blog

Can You Afford the Cost of Free Tools?

By Jim Jordan on Apr 3, 2019 7:24:03 AM

Find out 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?

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Lift and Evolve: Transform as you Migrate

By Jim Jordan on Mar 6, 2019 1:49:28 PM

“Lift and Shift” has proven a worthy approach for many companies who are looking for a fast, low risk way to move their workloads to the cloud. But what if you had an incremental option to lift and evolve your underlying infrastructure as part of your cloud journey?

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Choosing a Cloud Agnostic Migration Tool: Standardize in a Multi-Cloud Environment

By Jim Jordan on Feb 27, 2019 6:22:19 AM

As more and more businesses surge into the cloud as the foundation for digital transformation, the choice to migrate applications across multiple cloud-hosting environments might seem counterintuitive. Businesses are looking for ways to streamline their processes, alleviate infrastructure complexities, avoid information leakage and reduce costs in order to maximise efficiencies.

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Why Cloud lies at the Heart of Digital Transformation

By Jim Jordan on Feb 12, 2019 9:51:51 AM

Digital transformation is big business. By 2020, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud. Meanwhile, on-premise workloads are predicted to shrink from 37% today to 27% of all workloads. Unquestionably, the decision to embrace cloud is no longer a matter of debate. As each industry becomes increasingly technological, cloud has evolved from being a market disruptor to a prerequisite for business survival.

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Global Manufacturer Partners with RiverMeadow

By Jim Jordan on Jan 7, 2019 11:53:26 AM

The Client

This publicly listed manufacturer of industrial & commercial products designs, manufactures, sells and services industrial and commercial products. The company’s climate and industrial segments offer a myriad of market-leading products related to heating, cooling and refrigeration that span a variety of industrial and consumer sectors.

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Discovery Delays? Migrate While You Wait.

By Jim Jordan on Nov 30, 2018 8:30:26 AM

Given the much-touted benefits of moving to the Cloud such as scalability, reliability, lower costs and security, businesses are under increasing pressure to fully leverage its advantages. With average cost savings reported at 20-30%, any delay in getting to the Cloud could cost your business dearly, both in terms of operational agility and profitability.

In this blog we’ve taken a look at the potential cost implications of delaying a migration to the Cloud and whether it is really necessary to wait until the Portfolio Planning and Discovery phase is complete before embarking on the move.

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FAQs :  Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 End of Support

By Jim Jordan on Nov 28, 2018 5:14:10 PM

Q: When does End of Support for 2008 and 2008 R2 versions of SQL Server come into effect?
A: End of support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is July 9, 2019 End of support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 is January 14, 2020

Q: What does End of Support mean?
A: Microsoft Lifecycle Policy offers 10 years of support (5 years for Mainstream Support and 5 years for Extended Support) for Business and Developer products (such as SQL Server and Windows Server). As per the policy, after the end of the Extended Support period there will be no patches or security updates, which may cause security and compliance issues, and expose customers’ applications and business to serious security risks. Learn more at Microsoft Lifecycle Policy page.

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Migrate to Azure - Get 3 Years’ Extended Security Updates for Free

By Jim Jordan on Nov 22, 2018 8:57:01 AM

In the coming months Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for Windows Server & SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2:

  • 9th July 2019: Extended Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end
  • 14th January 2020: Extended Support for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will end

With RiverMeadow's world-class Cloud Migration Services and Software Platform which offers Automated OS Upgrade Capability you can now dramatically reduce the time and cost of migrating to Azure and take advantage of Microsoft's exclusive Upgrade Offer with 3 Years' Extended Security Updates for FREE.

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Data Seeding & Data Only Migration: The Definitive Duo

By Jim Jordan on Nov 14, 2018 6:22:53 AM

Moving data within a cloud is easy - that’s what 40 Gigabit Ethernet is for - but getting that data there in the first place can prove tricky. How tough the process is depends on several factors, including the amount of data to be moved and how much time is available to move it.

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