Cloud Migration Blog

Infographic | Cloud Computing Trends (Second Part)

By Jim Jordan on Sep 13, 2018 6:43:41 AM

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.

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5 Steps to Take for a Pain-Free Cloud Migration Journey

By Jim Jordan on Aug 23, 2018 9:13:14 AM

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.

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Infographic | RiverMeadow Cloud Migration Services by Operating System

By Jim Jordan on May 14, 2018 8:31:58 PM

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.

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RiverMeadow Names Charlie Watt as Chief Scientist

By Jill Hourani on Jan 29, 2018 10:10:24 AM

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.

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4 Reasons to Choose an Automated AWS Migration Strategy

By Jill Hourani on Oct 24, 2017 4:28:22 PM

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.

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Server Workloads Aren’t Created Equal: What to Know When Virtualizing Mission Critical Applications

By Johanna Shirman on Apr 11, 2016 11:50:43 AM

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.

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