Cloud Migration Blog
Cloud computing has experienced tremendous growth within the past few years, and cloud technology adoption continues to grow at a rapid pace. According to an IDC report, at least half of IT investments will be cloud-based this year. Enterprise cloud spending will represent 16% of the compound annual growth in the next ten years.
Migrating workloads can be complex, time-consuming and risky. There is a lot of work to be done and decisions to be made. You need to know both the source environment and the target environment. You need to pick an automation tool and figure out how it works. These are just a few of the many considerations. Often times, teams involved with migrations have other responsibilities to handle including day-to-day tasks. Wouldn’t it be better if someone stepped up to do the migration for you?
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.
Why using "Free" migration tools might not be the right solution for you
As companies navigate through the adoption of Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud or Multi-Cloud, they are faced with numerous challenges and decisions. Which cloud should be adopted? What are the differing computing and cost models between clouds? Will the cloud really save my organization money?
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?
Many organizations are considering a move to the cloud. There are tons of articles highlighting the advantages that the cloud has to offer such as flexibility, cost savings, scalability, reliability, and security. For SMB’s, budgets can be tight, and the ability to spread costs by using a subscription model means more dollars for marketing efforts.
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 SaaS delivers a live clone and copy of Windows and Linux EC2 instances to a AWS VPC target environment. All resident application and user data is copied, and device drivers maintained in a consistent state between AWS VPCs and regions. Provisioning of the target EC2 instance and storage is automated along with the migration.
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.