Cloud Migration Blog
The cloud computing industry continues to grow at double-digit growth rates. As highlighted in our recent infographic, the cloud applications market will increase by 17% by the end of 2020. Companies have begun to understand the advantages provided by the cloud environment and have jumped into this digital world. Any migration made without the proper tools, however, can be risky and potentially expensive, which is why we recommend using the RiverMeadow SaaS Cloud Migration Platform for your migration.
Over the last decade, cloud computing has evolved to become a business imperative. Companies that fail to adopt a clear migration strategy risk falling behind their competitors and losing out on the significant benefits that cloud technology has to offer.
Cloud migration can be a gold mine for companies. Those companies that take the path toward digitization can reap the vast benefits provided by the cloud and also put themselves ahead of the competition. However, the complexity of such a project can pose challenges, as was highlighted in a recent report on cloud adoption in the United Kingdom. In the report, as many as 43% of companies reported migration complexity as a primary difficulty while another 32% noted the lack of internal knowledge.
Migrating your Workloads to the cloud can be complicated (numerous and diverse operating systems, extensive applications requirements) and risky (how do I make sure I don’t affect my business as I migrate?). What customers need are partners with a board range of Services, Tools, and experiences to help you address any of your needs regardless of where you stand on your cloud journey.
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.
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.
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.
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.