eG Innovations & DABCC Announce Findings from 2018 Citrix Migration Survey

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eG Innovations, the leading IT performance management software provider, today announced results from its 2018 Citrix Migration Survey. The industry survey, jointly conducted by eG Innovations and virtualization and cloud news and support website, DABCC, Inc., explores the status of organizations' migration to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x from previous versions, in order to better understand the associated plans, challenges and performance expectations from Citrix professionals. With 795 respondents representing all major industries and IT roles, the survey results offer unique insights, trend analysis and predictions that are useful for any IT professional undertaking this impactful technology transition.

Citrix's desktop and application virtualization solutions are supporting IT service delivery to millions of enterprise users around the globe and a migration to the newest version of Citrix products is a significant technology upgrade that introduces major architectural changes and adds several new functionality improvements.

"Citrix offers a complete solution for securely and cost-effectively delivering application and desktops to the enterprise, but the migration to 7.x has presented some significant operational challenges to Citrix customers," said George Spiers, 2018 Citrix Technology Professional Awardee and EUC Architect. "The benefits of upgrading are substantial, but migration has been slow until last year, in part due to the major redeployment effort that the upgrade requires, and also due to some key feature gaps between XenApp 6.x and 7.x. Citrix has closed many of these gaps over the past two years, and this has enabled organizations to fully plan their upgrades for 2018."

Key Findings: Migration to Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop 7.x

ZeroStack Opens Migration Path from Eucalyptus-based Cloud Platforms

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ZeroStack, Inc., creators of the self-driving on-premises cloud, today announced that its Intelligent Private Cloud platform offers a smooth migration path from the Eucalyptus cloud environment as Eucalyptus customers transition from that end-of-life product. Eucalyptus is a legacy product that required complex integration and maintenance. IT departments and their developer constituents can now move to the ZeroStack platform to implement a full-featured development environment that takes development from concept to production with point-and-click provisioning.

WSM International Partners with LeaseWeb to Provide Turn-Key Migration Services

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WSM International will provide migration services for organizations interested in easily, safely and quickly moving their IT infrastructure to LeaseWeb's range of hosted and cloud services. 

WSM is the leading provider of cloud migrations services, with a 14-year history of and experience with migrating workloads from onsite to hosted cloud services.   In working with the world's leading hosting and cloud services company, WSM has successfully completed tens of thousands of migrations, from the simplest web sites to complex enterprise IT workloads. 

LeaseWeb provides global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and on-demand hosting solutions including dedicated servers, cloud-based servers, colocation services and hybrid cloud offerings. 

CloudHealth Helps Enterprises Better Manage Their Hybrid Clouds, Plan Successful Migrations

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CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, today announced increased support for enterprises seeking to manage cost, usage, performance and security in a hybrid environment. The company’s award-winning CloudHealth platform will integrate with on-premises physical and virtual servers to help customers manage across public clouds and data centers, and also offer integrated migration assessment capabilities.

As cloud adoption grows, so does the popularity of hybrid clouds: A recent study predicts that, by the end of 2017, companies will have moved 59 percent of their IT environments to the cloud (either public, private, or hybrid). This creates several challenges:

Migrating Cloud Hosting Providers

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Whether you’re hosting a simple website or a complex application – you and your business are now directly tied to the cloud and its services. Cloud hosting now impacts all verticals and pretty much every business segment. Mid-market and SMBs are quickly realizing the benefits of cloud computing and use it to directly enable their business and their users.

Consider this, global spending on IaaS is expected to reach almost US$16.5 billion in 2015, an increase of 32.8 percent from 2014, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2019 forecast at 29.1 percent, according to Gartner’s latest forecast. Furthermore, Gartner points out that in 2014 the absolute growth of public cloud IaaS workloads surpassed the growth of on-premises workloads (of any type) for the first time...

How to move your business to the cloud with minimum down time and disruption

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As with any new technology, cloud computing has been through the hype cycle, with inflated expectations giving way to disillusionment and moving further along the maturity curve toward realistic, practical and beneficial solutions. However, for many organisations, whether they have taken their first steps toward the cloud or are still contemplating a move, the journey can seem like an overwhelming task. In order to leverage maximum cloud benefit, whether organisations are just starting or are well on the way, a pragmatic approach is needed for the journey to the cloud.

The need for digital transformation within organisations is one of the biggest drivers for the cloud from the perspective of the CEO, along with the desire to transform the business and enhance the customer journey. However, the IT manager and the business typically have different cloud priorities, as the IT manager is tasked with improving processes and cutting costs...

Migrating Legacy SANs to Microsoft Cloud Azure Services

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Azure is Microsoft's cloud computing platform, a growing collection of integrated services - analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web. In the 12 months since Build 2014, Microsoft has delivered over 500 new Azure services and features, and greatly expanded the footprint and capabilities of what Azure delivers. Here's a snapshot of Azure Allure, articulated by Microsoft exec Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of Cloud and Enterprise, at the Microsoft Build 2015 conference in San Francisco:

  • 19 unique Azure regions up and running worldwide, with over 90,000 new Azure customer subscriptions per month
  • 1.4 million SQL databases being used by applications hosted inside Asure
  • About 160,000 SQL databases created or dropped each day in Azure
  • Over 50 trillion objects stored in Azure Storage
  • 425 million users in the Azure Active Directory system
  • 3 million developers registered with Visual Studio Online services...

Cloud Integration as the Key to Customer Relevancy

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Like a lot of vendors Informatica created a dedicated business unit with its own selling motion to address cloud computing opportunities. Now that cloud computing is becoming the mainstream vehicle through which IT services are being delivered, Informatica is reunifying the way it brings products and services to market.

Jeff Moses, newly appointed vice president of cloud sales for Informatica, says one of the biggest opportunities that cloud computing creates is the need to not only integrate legacy systems running on premise with the cloud, but also all the applications that run in different cloud services. In an age where most IT organizations are now regularly accessing two or more cloud platforms, Moses said the number of integration opportunities that solution providers are likely to encounter is only going to increase exponentially...

10 Mistakes to Avoid Make When Migrating to the Cloud

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In only a handful of years, cloud computing has transformed the way many enterprises do business. However, according to Verizon's 2014 Enterprise Cloud Report, about a third of all organizations still haven't made a move to using any cloud services. For the others who have invested in cloud computing, the journey was likely a bumpy ride—especially if the migration was their first.

Given that cloud isn't going away, developing a seamless migration path to the technology can help IT minimize mistakes and, more importantly, attain objectives. However, if enterprises think all their data management and IT issues will be resolved with a move to the cloud, they'd better think again. Cloud hype is as rich in misnomers and falsehoods as it is in promising value and efficiency...

Five Critical Questions to Ask Before Moving Data to the Cloud

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In the last few years, "the cloud" has become a household term, yet it's not always as well understood as you might think. Used in this popular singular form, "the cloud" suggests that there really is a single, nebulous entity where computing resources and endless data storage magically reside.

Of course, the reality is that the cloud is a network of data centers, and within those, a network of servers and storage nodes. The real mystery begins when organizations start taking a closer look at the cloud's inner workings, asking such questions as: Where exactly does my cloud data live...