Cloud Migration Blog

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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Can You Afford the Cost of Free Tools?

By Jim Jordan on Nov 7, 2018 9:23:52 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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Q3 - 500% increase in bookings for RiverMeadow Software Inc.

By Jim Jordan on Oct 18, 2018 1:29:22 PM

A Personal Message from Jim Jordan, CEO & President, RiverMeadow Software Inc.:

With Q3 2018 officially closed, I am very excited to report that RiverMeadow recorded a spectacular 500% increase in year over year bookings. Two multi-million dollar deals contributed to a very successful Q3. The first originates from Mexico and will enable our newly established team based out of Mexico City to deliver timely, localized support. The second is with a very high profile customer out of California - name to be announced soon.

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8 Key Steps to a Successful Migration

By Jim Jordan on Oct 16, 2018 9:25:34 AM

In today’s competitive climate, businesses need to capitalize on the benefits of moving to Cloud to drive digital change and improve overall operations. Yet, making the move is not a task to be taken lightly and whilst the upsides can be huge, getting there takes some careful planning. In this blog we look at 8 keys steps that will help you achieve a smooth, risk-free migration:

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Infographic | RiverMeadow Discovery, Assessment & Cloud Readiness Services

By Jim Jordan on Oct 16, 2018 9:02:36 AM

It’s a well known fact that the best and most successful large scale cloud migration projects start with a comprehensive assessment of your existing infrastructure and applications.  Our Discovery, Assessment and Cloud Readiness Planning Services leverage discovery templates and industry leading discovery tools to collect and analyze your existing applications and infrastructure. Our deep knowledge and proven processes allow us to quickly analyze and assess the readiness of your application portfolio to migrate to the cloud.

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