RiverMeadow Software - A Cloud Migration Company: "Accelerating Cloud Migration: Fast, Cost Effective Low Risk"

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More than $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud by 2022, according to Gartner. Data center closures, M&A consolidation, and end of support for legacy systems are just some of the key factors driving the move to the cloud as businesses seek greater digital agility, cost-savings, and compliance. Yet, for all the evident business benefits, getting to the cloud can be a bumpy ride with unforeseen complexities and costs that requires a high degree of subject matter expertise to achieve success. How to solve this myriad of complexity is the major question troubling CIOs today.

Whilst numerous Cloud Consulting Firms and Specialist Systems Integrators have emerged onto the market promising a seamless cloud transformation experience for their clients, the reality is that their business models are often misaligned with the goals and objectives of the businesses they serve. Large corporates and SMEs need to find fast, low risk ways of onboarding to the cloud, whereas those who claim the know-how often have little motivation for speed and adopt a ‘lets rebuild it from scratch’ approach which takes considerable time and puts pressure on the business case of why you are moving to the cloud in the first place.

Enter RiverMeadow. Based out of California, USA with a strong global presence, this fast-growing company is making big waves in the Cloud Migration market. Established exclusively to address the cloud migration problem, RiverMeadow offers a suite of end-to-end technology and services from Discovery and Assessment through Cloud Migration Execution to ongoing Optimization that allows enterprises and channel partners to adopt cloud faster and at considerably less risk and cost than any of its rivals.

With companies fast waking up to the notion that the longer it takes to transition to the cloud the greater the diminishing returns, RiverMeadow’s deep expertise and can-do approach is proving very successful. “We estimate that 60 percent of data center closures are eligible for Rehosting with another 15 percent requiring some form of light, but important, Replatforming which RiverMeadow has automated in our product. That implies that only 25 percent require true Refactoring,” states Jim Jordan, RiverMeadow’s CEO.
RiverMeadow’s trump card is its robust Cloud Migration Platform. Recognized as the ultimate accelerator of cloud adoption, this powerful SaaS-based Platform enables the company to deliver on the promise of cost-effective, low-risk mass migrations. “As an early innovator in mass migration automation, Rivermeadow has built a robust migration platform that specifically solves the migration problem at an unparalleled price-point for both CSPs and end-customers,” says Jordan.

“We believe that moving up the application stack and taking more of an application centric view of workload migrations will incrementally enhance value to customers and partners” - Jim Jordan, CEO, RiverMeadow Software Inc

From a key features perspective, the Platform offers several distinct advantages. As an agentless and live migration solution, RiverMeadow allows you quickly and efficiently begin migrations - often within an hour - and create a clone of your workload in the target cloud without any production downtime until you are ready. When it comes to speed, low risk and first-time success RiverMeadow has built a rules engine with over 100 checks to verify that workloads will migrate successfully, alerting users to any issues that require attention.

“What we have focused on building is an extensible platform that provides partners and customers capability and flexibility”, states Michael Kent, RiverMeadow’s CTO. “What customers want is the ability to retire their technical debt as part of their cloud journey.”

With a greater emphasis on application centricity, RiverMeadow will be rolling out its application-specific workflows in the near term which will allow migration users greater flexibility in their cloud journey.

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myCloudDoor and RiverMeadow Partnership

myCloudDoor has selected RiverMeadow’s SaaS solution as a preferred Cloud Migration Platforms for customers who are looking to move to AWS, Azure or VMware.

Explains Javier Aguado, Cloud Services Director at myCloudDoor:

myCloudDoor’s customers look to us for support in migrating critical, complex workloads to the most appropriate cloud at scale. RiverMeadow’s powerful SaaS Cloud Migration Platform will provide great advantage to our customers who need to transition to AWS, Azure or VMware with ease, speed and low risk.

According to Graham Smith, Vice President of Operations EMEIA & APAC at RiverMeadow:

We are very excited to be partnering with myCloudDoor to expand our offerings into significant new markets. myCloudDoor’s experience in helping customers assess, migrate, manage and maintain applications and workloads in the cloud impressed us from the outset. Together with our best-in-class SaaS Migration Platform, customers will be well positioned to quickly and securely harness the benefits of cloud technology.

RiverMeadow’s SaaS Cloud Migration Platform is purpose-built for the cloud and supports agentless and automated cloud migrations at scale which dramatically reduce the time, cost and risk associated with migrating workloads. RiverMeadow does not require hypervisor access and includes a powerful pre-flight validation check that drives market-leading first migration attempt success.

Driving Cloud Migration and Adoption with New Modules

The new modules help the enterprise in taking on the complexities and roadblocks for mass onboarding to multi-cloud surroundings.

FREMONT, CA: Businesses looking forward to defying migration of large, complex workloads cross hypervisors involving cloud environments can pick RiverMeadow as their solution partner. The enterprise, which is a foremost source of cloud migration software and services has brought in the latest modular capabilities to drive partner and customer migrations in a single unifies platform. “As an early innovator in mass migration automation, Rivermeadow has built a robust migration platform that specifically solves the migration problem at an unparalleled price-point for both CSPs and end-customers,” says Jim Jordan, RiverMeadow’s CEO.
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Department for Education for England Successfully Migrates Critical Business Applications to the Cloud

Nimbus Digital & Technology Innovations (Nimbus), a UK based provider of cloud migration and transformation services, announced today that it has successfully migrated a number of the Department for Education’s for England (DfE’s) critical business applications to the cloud using RiverMeadow Cloud Migration Software. RiverMeadow Software® Inc., leads the market with its powerful Cloud Migration Services and fully integrated end-to-end modular platform.

The Department for Education is responsible for Children’s Services and Education in England. As a major UK Government department, it tasked itself with embracing the UK Government mandate of ‘Cloud First’. The department has undergone significant transformation over the last few years and is currently in the process of reducing its physical technology footprint, located within its on-premise datacenter facilities. This initiative will enable the DfE to reduce its ongoing operational costs and also mitigate its risks of running critical business applications on ageing hardware and software.

Nimbus were selected by the DfE to manage the migration of a number of critical business applications to the Microsoft Azure platform. In order to minimise disruption to the business whilst at the same time migrating key applications at pace, Nimbus selected RiverMeadow’s cloud migration technologies to enable low cost, low-risk cloud migrations.

Using RiverMeadow’s platform, Nimbus were able to overcome many of the challenges often encountered when migrating services to the cloud, to enable the rapid migration and transformation of these complex legacy systems to Microsoft’s Azure Platform. This enabled the DfE to move away from their existing on-premise data centers to the cloud with minimal impact to their business, in line with their business cycle.

A particular advantage of RiverMeadow’s Cloud Migration Platform is its Preflight Checking feature.“The ability of RiverMeadow’s PreFlight capability enabled us to predict ahead of time the likely outcome of a migration. This not only helped to significantly speed up the entire process, it also helped guarantee a successful result.” James Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect at Nimbus.

“Selecting RiverMeadow was an easy choice for us, given its powerful cloud agnostic capabilities. This has enabled our teams at Nimbus to migrate complex legacy workloads and environments to the cloud with minimal impact to our customers. Given our previous understanding of the complexities involved in migrating the DfE’s critical applications, RiverMeadow’s Cloud Migration Platform was invaluable in enabling Nimbus to deliver this critical program of works on time, within budget with a high degree of customer satisfaction. We look forward to working with RiverMeadow on future migration projects as this is a tool of choice for complex migration projects.” Alan Hazell, CEO of Nimbus.

“We are extremely proud to have supported Nimbus to migrate the Department for Education’s critical business applications, overcoming previous failed attempts and achieving the necessary results using RiverMeadow’s technologies.It’s a testament to the power and flexibility of RiverMeadow’s Cloud Migration Platform that Nimbus were able to embrace the complexity of the task and guarantee a successful migration with minimal downtime and service degradation during and after cut-over. RiverMeadow’s Pre-Flight checks provided that window of opportunity and allowed the critical applications to be moved with minimal impact to the business.” Jim Jordan, CEO of RiverMeadow.

RiverMeadow Software

Los Gatos, CA

Jim Jordan, CEO

RiverMeadow provides SaaS software which is built for migrating large, complex workloads cross hypervisors into and between Cloud environments. The software facilitates a fast, secure, automated Cloud on-boarding solution that leverages APIs to mirror current server environments and move them into public, private or hybrid Clouds without interrupting current workload function and performance of the client. The automation enables cloud migration to multiple servers and large workloads to be effectively migrated at the same time, saving time and costs associated with migrations. The company’s SaaS solution is deployed by leading cloud infrastructure and service brands such as Cisco, VMWare, Hewlett Packard and Ericsson

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