As cloud computing expert Rick Blaisdell has recently pointed out on his award-winning blog Rick’s Cloud, choosing the “right” Cloud Migration Platform can be a real challenge for CTOs and CIOs everywhere. His recent comparison of three popular cloud migration platform - ours included - presented in the form of an infographic reveals the most important aspects that CIOs and CTOs should take into account when choosing a cloud migration platform.

"RiverMeadow SaaS outranks the alternatives in all categories, because it is capable to cover more use cases, it supports various hypervisors and can handle workload optimization and management intelligently,” concluded Blaisdell, following a comprehensive assessment of a wide range of criteria, from supported operating systems and cross-hypervisor support to image conversion and pricing.

It goes without saying that enterprises need to select a Cloud Migration Platform that satisfies their business needs. Read on to find out why RiverMeadow SaaS Platform is ideal for any and all scenarios!

Full Range of Supported Operating Systems

While other Cloud Migration Platforms only support a small range of Windows and Linux versions, RiverMeadow Saas offers extensive operating system support. Operating System coverage includes various versions of SLES, Oracle Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu to name but a few.  For more details on this matter, feel free to check one of our latest infographics, where we go over all the operating system versions we’ve encountered since the beginning of the year.  

Extensive Cross-Hypervisor Support

RiverMeadow SaaS is hypervisor agnostic, meaning that CIOs and CTOs won’t face any technical limitations when performing cloud migration activities. With the freedom and flexibility to move from any environment, RiverMeadow provides access to the most dominant clouds:

  • AWS
  • VAzure
  • VMware vSphere
  • vCloud Air

Furthermore, since RiverMeadow SaaS is capable of migrating any virtual machine from any hypervisor to any support Cloud, our platform can cover a wide range of use cases.

Furthermore, since RiverMeadow SaaS is capable of migrating any virtual machine from any hypervisor to any VMware environment, our platform can cover a wide range of use cases.

API First

RiverMeadow SaaS Platform is an API first platform.  The Rivermeadow API includes a robust set of capabilities allowing customers to integrate migrations  into any workflow. This provides additional capabilities to reduce time to migrate.

Easy to Configure

Unlike other products, RiverMeadow SaaS is extremely easy to set up, needing only one cloud appliance for the entire migration. Customer can register with our portal, deploy and appliance and be ready to migrate in minutes. No agents required.

Data-Only Migration

Data Only Migration is a feature that allows users to migrate the data of one workload to another. RiverMeadow Data Only Migration allows you to move the data of an application across platforms, across clouds, across O/S versions to another system at a file level. This capability opens several additional possibilities, to extend the migration options available to users of RiverMeadow.

Optimized for the Cloud

Resizing or evolving your workload during a migration makes the migration more efficient and extends the value of automation.  Typical examples include the resizing of disks, adding software, removing software or upgrading operating systems.

Live Migration

RiverMeadow offers a live migration capability that does not affect your product environment or impact our business users until you have validated target environments and planned your cuto over significant decrease the risk to your business.  

Final Thoughts

The depth, breadth of functionality and ease of use that rivermeadow provides is what truly makes Rivermeadow stand out against the competition

Would you like to find out more about how RiverMeadow SaaS can facilitate cloud migration for your enterprise? Get in touch with us to discuss the way our cloud migration solution can match your business’ unique requirements perfectly!