Cloud Migration Blog
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.
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 cyberattacks becoming more sophisticated and frequent, running apps and data on unsupported versions can create significant security and compliance risks. Whist the ramifications of ignoring end of support may be steep, it is a great opportunity to transform your applications and infrastructure to take advantage of cloud computing and the latest versions of SQL Server and Windows Server.
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.
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 broad range of services, tools, and experiences to help you address any of your needs regardless of where you stand on your cloud journey.
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.