cloud migration

Guinness World Records selects Ensono to migrate to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to manage increased demand for digital content

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Guinness World Records (GWR), the global authority on record-breaking achievements, has chosen to continue its partnership with Ensono to manage the migration of its business critical IT architecture to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform from its current managed cloud services. The project ensures the company's IT system can manage the ongoing transformation of its business from publishing to a digital media agency, which requires a more scalable and agile platform.

Traditionally known for publication of its eponymous book, Guinness World Records, today GWR works with leading global brands and businesses to create bespoke record-breaking campaigns. GWR is now a digital-media brand agency with a wide range of products and services and a key presence across digital, events, television and business solutions. This fundamental change in the make-up of the company meant the existing IT infrastructure was not suited to the new demands, which necessitated a move to managed public cloud. GWR's digital media and online record-processing services now attract 50,000 applications a year. A surge in high-quality record-breaking video uploads, combined with an increase in partnerships were key drivers in the move to the cloud.
 

Cloudistics Migration Manager Enables Same-Day Workload Migrations between Virtualization or Cloud Platforms

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Cloudistics, the cloud software platform company, today announced the release of its Cloudistics Migration Manager for the company's Ignite platform. A no-cost application that is built into the Cloudistics Application Marketplace, it provides point-and-click live migration for workloads to Cloudistics, enabling users to migrate workloads in hours rather than weeks, as is the norm with most platforms. Organizations usually find application migration to be complicated and time consuming, so by including Migration Manager with every Cloudistics platform, customers can sidestep a problem, accelerate time to value, and increase immediate ROI.

AppOrbit and Google Partner to Accelerate Cloud Migration With AppPorter 2.0, a Universal Application Modernization Platform

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AppOrbit and Google announced a joint partnership to deliver Universal Application Modernization and Cloud Migration to enterprise customers. The partnership is focused on accelerating the digital transformation and systematically transitioning mission critical business and other applications into the Google Cloud Platform. With AppOrbit's universal modernization platform, monolithic applications are de-stacked into containerized, cloud ready layers that can be composed directly into the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

BAE Systems and Flexera Make Moving to the Cloud Easier Than Ever for U.S. Government Agencies

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BAE Systems announced a new strategic partnership with Flexera to help government agencies moving to the cloud better manage their software licenses and more accurately plan and budget for their future information technology (IT) needs.

Under the partnership, BAE Systems, a company with unparalleled experience managing the cloud complexities that arise during cloud migrations, will integrate Flexera's leading asset and license management tools into its scalable, hybrid cloud environment for government. The federated secure cloud, developed by BAE Systems and Dell EMC, is designed from the ground up to meet mission needs and security requirements for any U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense (DoD), or federal/civilian government organization.

EnterpriseDB Announces Cloud Migration Portal, Product Updates to Run Postgres Everywhere

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EnterpriseDB, developer of the most complete Postgres-based database platform, announced the beta version of its EDB Postgres Migration Portal, the first fully-automated online tool for moving Oracle databases to the EDB Postgres Platform.

The Migration Portal is the centerpiece of recent releases that makes it easier for users to run EDB Postgres everywhere - whether an on-premises data center, private or public cloud computing platform. In addition, the company announces new features in EDB Postgres Ark and EDB Postgres Containers that facilitate both on-premises and cloud deployments. The combination of multiple deployment models along with portability to move workloads enables EDB customers to have the same Postgres experience no matter what platform they choose.

 

Sureline Systems And Alibaba Cloud Forge Technology Partnership

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Sureline Systems, a leader in enterprise-class on-premises, remote and cloud, physical and virtual server Migration and Disaster Recovery solutions has signed a technology licensing agreement with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, for Sureline's SUREedge Migrator and DR technology. 

"We are very excited to enter into this new technology partnership based on a technology licensing agreement," said Ravi Goyal, CEO, Sureline Systems. "This partnership with the leading cloud provider in China certainly validates our innovative, hypervisor agnostic and scalable cloud migration and DR solutions."
 

PagerDuty Helps Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Customers Manage Incidents in Real Time and Migrate Confidently to the Cloud

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PagerDuty, a global leader in digital operations management, announced integration of PagerDuty's real-time operations management platform with Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services, Azure's integrated suite of DevOps services. These integrations enable Microsoft's enterprise customers to manage incidents in real time, helping minimize business disruption, migrate confidently to the cloud and bridge the gap between development and operations teams. Today, hundreds of companies and their DevOps teams are already using PagerDuty with Azure to automatically monitor their cloud services' health and quickly respond to incidents.

"PagerDuty gives Microsoft customers a best-in-class platform to automatically manage incidents and orchestrate action," said Jukka Alanen, senior vice president of business development and corporate strategy at PagerDuty. "In today's environment, the price businesses pay for failing to deliver a great customer experience is extremely costly, resulting in lost revenue, customer churn and compromised brand value. With PagerDuty, Azure and Visual Studio Team Services customers can quickly address critical issues that arise throughout the software delivery lifecycle while improving productivity of their DevOps teams."

Why Your Staff May Resist a Move to the Cloud

Deciding to move part of your business to the cloud is something you will have considered carefully before implementing. You will have gone through every aspect of how this change will help you, your business and your staff. There will have been meetings, planning sessions, budget calculations, a lot of time and effort put into the project, and now you're excited and eager to get going. It can, therefore, be very disappointing and frustrating to reach this stage of the process and find that when you tell your staff about the changes, they seem at best underwhelmed and quite possibly unhappy and even angry. Why are you getting this reaction, and what can you do about it?

You know it makes sense

When you have analyzed how a change in your business will affect your operations and profits, you are in possession of all the facts and know how beneficial this change will be. You've had time to digest every aspect and implication of how this new system will work and you know it will make significant improvements in your productivity and your ability to interact seamlessly with your clients. The problem is that your staff don't know any of these things! When you gather them together to tell them all about the fantastic new system they'll be using, they won't take in all the positives, but will hear words like "change" and "automation." This may cause them to start to worry about the disruption to their routines and even whether this means their job is in danger.

Univa Open Sources Project Tortuga to Accelerate the Migration of Enterprise HPC Workloads to the Cloud

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Univa, a leading innovator in on-premise and hybrid cloud workload management solutions for enterprise HPC customers, announced the contribution of its Navops Launch (née Unicloud) product to the open source community as Project Tortuga under an Apache 2.0 license to help proliferate the transition of enterprise HPC workloads to the cloud.

"Having access to more software that applies to a broad set of applications like high performance computing is key to making the transition to the cloud successful," said William Fellows, Co-Founder and VP of Research, 451 Research. "Univa's contribution of Navops Launch to the open source community will help with this process and hopefully be an opportunity for cloud providers to contribute and use Tortuga as the on-ramp for HPC workloads."

Navops Launch offers faster path to the cloud for HPC workloads

RISC Networks and Velostrata Team Up to Deliver End-to-End Cloud Journey Solution

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RISC Networks and Velostrata announce joint integration to deliver the best-in-class cloud migration solution. Successful cloud migrations almost always require a collaborative effort. Cloud migration occurs through several different, but crucial, phases, and require an end-to-end solution which leverages the right software and partners from beginning to end.

RISC Networks ITOA Platform is implemented for the first and final phases of the migration process: discovery and migration planning to start, and migration validation after the move. You can't successfully move applications and related databases without gaining a complete picture of how everything is interconnected. The RISC Networks Platform allows you to discover all in-scope devices, automatically create application stacks and quickly see the level of effort (rscore) required to move a stack. Additionally, IT professionals can rationalize their applications, evaluate cost and resource estimates, and create a cloud migration plan within the platform. At this point, users (automatically) convert the Asset Report from the RISC Networks Portal into a Velostrata automation runbook. Through the implementation of the Velostrata runbook, users can automatically migrate their on-premises workloads and applications into the cloud based on the sequence and instance types (among other customer desired variables) defined in their runbook.