Cloud Migration Blog

Why Cloud lies at the Heart of Digital Transformation

By Jim Jordan on Feb 12, 2019 9:51:51 AM

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.

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Migrate to Azure - Get 3 Years’ Extended Security Updates for Free

By Jim Jordan on Nov 22, 2018 8:57:01 AM

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.

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Data Seeding & Data Only Migration: The Definitive Duo

By Jim Jordan on Nov 14, 2018 6:22:53 AM

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.

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Infographic | Cloud Computing Trends (Second Part)

By Jim Jordan on Sep 13, 2018 9:43:41 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 12:13:14 PM

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 11:31:58 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 broad 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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4 Reasons to Choose an Automated AWS Migration Strategy

By Jill Hourani on Oct 24, 2017 7:28:22 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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