The RiverMeadow SaaS “Platform” was once again selected as the market leader in automated cloud migration software due to its unique mix of capabilities. Cloud computing expert Rick Blaisdell recently published an evaluation of seven different cloud migration platforms on his award-winning blog, Rick’s Cloud. Rick took a very broad look at the migration tools market and compared RiverMeadow’s Cloud Migration platform to Zerto, HCX, Veeam, Azure Site Recovery (ASR), Amazon’s AWS Server Migration Server, and CloudEndure.

Rick’s Cloud analysis covered many different features, functions and use cases ranging from target cloud support to use cases covered and data only migration capability. Read on to discover the areas where RiverMeadow scores higher than the alternatives.


RiverMeadow’s Platform was purposely built for the cloud as a cloud migration platform.  Unlike disaster recovery tools, RiverMeadow’s Platform is agentless, live streaming directly to your landing zone doesn’t require hypervisor access and has no annual subscription or related terms.  Read our recent blog on the difference between a migration tool and a DR tool.

Tool Configuration "Ease of Use"

Our Platform was also ranked #1 for ease of use and set up.  Configuration is done in several intuitive and quick steps and you can be migrating in under an hour.  Looking to bulk migrate workloads, resize, upgrade your OS, add software, uninstall software on your workload, RiverMeadow can handle it.  

"Live" Streaming

RiverMeadow is a “Live” Streaming solution.  We can migrate your existing applications to the cloud with no impact or downtime to the applications. This allows customers to test the application in the cloud and make sure they are comfortable with its performance and integrity.  This approach significantly decreases customer risk with migrating existing applications to the cloud. Once customers are comfortable, they can do a final data sync between source and target.

Migration Platform Support

RiverMeadow leads the market in supported operating systems. RiverMeadow supports all flavors of Windows and Linux, including SUSE and Oracle Enterprise Linux. Most alternatives feature limited OS support. If you’d like to find out more about all the operating system versions we’ve come across, feel free to check out this infographic.  

Use Cases Covered

Hypervisor access is not required, which is a distinct advantage over most other cloud migration platforms.  Don’t give the keys to your kingdom! Use cases include P2P, P2V, V2V, and C2C.

Target Cloud Support

The RiverMeadow SaaS platform also shines in terms of supported target clouds. Unlike most of our competitors who offer limited cloud support, RiverMeadow supports AWS, Azure, IBM, vCloud and vSphere and is successfully migrating workloads measured in the thousands per quarter.

Data Migration Only

Another important point of differentiation is our Data Only Migration capability. Want to start from scratch and spin up a “golden image” in your target cloud and migrate only the data volumes? RiverMeadow can help. Want to swap operating systems as part of a migration? Data only migration can get you there. Looking to do data seeding for large volumes? Our data only capability can help there as well. If you’d like to learn more about this topic, please read our blog.

Numerous other features, functions, and capabilities were analyzed including price, network isolation, secure workload movement, post-migration automation, pre-flight check and so on. In the vast majority of the cases, RiverMeadow scored equal or better than the alternatives, proving once again that our Platform is the #1 Platform on the market.

Would you like to discover more about what makes the RiverMeadow SaaS the fastest, most cost-effective and risk-free cloud migration platform in the market? Sign up for a demo and we’ll be happy to show you.