Cloud Migration Blog
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.
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?
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.
Struggling to move physical Windows and Linux servers to AWS? Take a look at RiverMeadow; a live-hot clone automation technology to migrate your physical Windows and Linux servers to AWS.
RiverMeadow is announcing the launch of new Cloud Agnostic Migration Services which enable companies to leverage a highly repeatable service offering and intellectual property to minimize risk in their journey to the cloud.
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.
Back in the late 80's, Cisco, IBM, universities and others started working out the complexities of how to support availability to utilize multiple network paths and vendors with the Border Gateway Protocol.
AWS has fast grown into the platform of choice for numerous enterprises looking to leverage the benefits of a public cloud platform. However, these very same consumers have found that migrating workloads into the AWS platform is a complex, manual process for the following reasons:
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.
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?