No matter what type of change your organization is facing, there are three fundamental pillars upon which IT can de-risk and efficiently plan, manage, and execute a complex migration, regardless of what other turbulence may come your way.
Recently, TDS CTO and Product Manager both delivered an AWS Migrations Unplugged session to address challenges faced when scheduling migration waves, and offer some solutions that help organizations accelerate and de-risk each step in their journey to the cloud.
Here are some of the blogs and stories we shared this year which recognize the challenges we’ve all been faced with – and celebrate those who were prepared and are thriving.
Read how a global financial services team was able to accelerate a complex hybrid cloud and data center migration using our TransitionManager platform.
An app-centric view enables financial services teams to drive better decision making, and deliver all of the benefits that today’s businesses demand: increased efficiencies, better productivity, and added profitability.
At TDS, we agree with Gartner in their updated ITRO Market Guide that "the ability to recover is an absolute imperative.” Here are ways IT and business can work together to meet required recovery targets.
Powerful orchestration platform offers enhanced user experience, flexible toolchain integration and on-demand runbooks to support complex IT workstreams.
TransitionManager, a powerful orchestration platform from TDS, is built to integrate with native and third-party tools, including AWS’s CloudEndure, to reduce the complexity of DR, and turn it into an easy, “one-click” process, minimizing the time and risk normally involved.
Learn how we’ve combined our ETL functionality that allows you to transform data with the ability to make bulk changes to multiple assets.
Wave planning just got faster, smoother, easier. TransitionManager's powerful ETL engine will find assets that need timeline, technical and business requirements and bundle those assets to ride the wave and migrate together whenever, wherever they need to go.
BMW needs to drive a flexible, scalable cloud migration in order to thrive in today’s innovative and fast-paced automotive market. Learn how TDS helped them get there faster with a cost efficient, data-driven approach to their application rationalization and cloud roadmap planning.
In this webinar replay you'll see how a large, multi-national financial services company was able to successfully migrate multiple, complex workloads to the cloud on time while adhering to strict move event schedules and staying in compliance.
AWS customers can now purchase TransitionManager, the SaaS-based IT transformation platform, with its powerful data aggregation and visualization capabilities directly through AWS Marketplace, along with expert guidance from TDS.
Digital Transformation requires rethinking how organizations use technology to fundamentally change how business is done. Here’s how to build a culture that drives DX.
DR Is about RECOVERY - regardless of the root cause. Here are the key steps organizations must take to create a DR recovery plan that they can execute and restore service to critical apps while meeting service-level agreements and compliance requirements.
Watch our VMUG UserCon Boston session presented by TDS CTO and co-founder, Craig Macfarlane, and VP of Direct Sales, Steve Gunderson, where they show you step by step how to uncover the most common obstacles that stall data center migrations - or worse, bring systems down.
Register for a half-hour webinar replay that shows you how to create a DR plan that protects critical applications no matter what the cause - when you make every day changes or get hit with a major disaster.
TDS, a provider of leading cloud and data center migration and modernization solutions, is helping enterprise organizations avoid the stagnation of their IT transformations with application of its TransitionManager platform and expert services.
To succeed at digital transformation strategies, enterprises need to adopt a new approach that fully integrates the people, processes and tools required for digital transformation so they can manage ongoing innovation and modernization on a continuous basis.
Transitional Data Services (TDS) and Carbonite, an OpenText company, launched an integration between TDS’s TransitionManager and Carbonite Migrate to reduce the friction associated with most migration projects.
This Featured Insight, Reimagining Enterprise Digital Transformation, explores both the challenges enterprises face with digital transformation initiatives and the solution for success.
In this webinar replay, you'll see how to maximize your investment in your automation tools and how to spot weak links in your Data Center Migration process so you can get there faster.
This 30 minute discussion will show you how to create an adoption plan that aligns IT with the business strategy and helps you to get there faster--without downtime--using TransitionManager.
To succeed at cloud migration planning and execution, the responsibility and decision making must be shared across a broader group. Learn why team alignment and a complete view for all teams is the key to success.
Having a multi-cloud strategy helps organizations better manage changing requirements no matter how unpredictable. 2020 certainly is proof that we all need to be ready for the unexpected. Here are five reasons why a multi-cloud strategy is critical today.
To support financial recovery, now is the time to simplify the IT footprint and contribute to enterprise cloud cost reduction. Here are some steps your technology team can take to reduce cloud costs.
Register to view this webinar replay of how TransitionManager allows IT to make better decisions with an understanding of your existing apps, what the future plans are for each, and what new apps are needed.
A resilient IT environment goes beyond having a disaster recovery plan. Here are 9 tips for improving your IT resiliency.
Learn why a tabletop practice run for your data center migration event allows everyone who will be a part of the event to walk through the steps as a group. It allows your team to expose flaws or vulnerabilities in the plan.
Modernizing your applications allows you to focus on providing value to your customers while reducing the risk of downtime. Here are 4 reasons to modernize your business applications now.
As cloud continues to be a high priority of those tasked with delivering technology solutions to their business, it comes with new and complex challenges.
As you seek out the right data center migration partner, take the time to put together a solid RFP. Well-written questions in your data center migration RFP will optimize your options and clearly differentiate the providers.
There’s never been a more important time to move your Windows Server 2008 to Azure. Download the Gartner report: How to Prepare for Windows Server 2008 End of Support. Then contact us about our WS2008 Jump Start offer.
In this RFP template we’ve put together questions that will prompt vendors to produce their most compelling and competitive solutions tailored to your requirements and objectives.
When executing a cloud strategy it takes time to understand how your apps work, identify those most critical to business, which are best fit for the cloud, and which require modernization before migrating. What if you could accelerate this process by automating your toolchain?
Windows 2008 support has ended. Here are 10 reasons why now is the time to upgrade your Windows Server 2008 and how we can help get you started.
TransitionManager automates the gathering of only the data you need for your project and ties the necessary business factors to each application. This means you can build the rules for how to handle each application from end to end, and automate at scale.
When IT needs to plan, manage, and execute a cloud adoption strategy, they need to access many sources of information and collaborate with business owners. But this is often a bigger challenge than the initiative itself.
Now that meetings, conferences, and collaboration between departments all take place online, many are finding remote work surprisingly productive and are forming habits that will last beyond the return to “normal."
You can't predict when a disaster will strike or when your normal operations are disrupted, but there are steps you can take to disaster-proof your applications and not only ensure business continues but key IT initiatives don’t get stopped in their tracks.
Many organizations are still managing change the old way–and getting stuck. Check out this infographic that shows you problems with the old way of managing IT change vs the new, more efficient, collaborative way that keeps IT and business moving.
It’s not always possible to predict how and when a disaster will strike, however, there are steps CIOs can take to sustain business growth and ensure key IT initiatives don’t stop in their tracks. We are happy to share some of that guidance with the wider IT community.
Whenever IT plans a recovery strategy, moves apps or infrastructure, or adopts new hosting sites, they must consider and comply with new updates to regulatory compliance, privacy, and security requirements.
Tim Schutt, TDS Vice President of Client Solutions, offers advice on overcoming the most common challenge he sees with clients when doing a Data Center Migration.
TDS Migration Consultant Dave Boudreau shares a real world example of how tabletop exercises can ensure the success of your Data Center Migration.
Watch TDS Senior Migration Consultant Paul Areano offer a few recommendations for a successful Data Center, Cloud, or Hybrid Migration.
Technology is taking on an increasingly major role in decision making today. And business colleagues expect decisions to be made quickly to keep the organization moving forward.
The paper highlights the key technological, regulatory and cultural challenges for these organizations as they strive to meet market expectations -- and the opportunities to improve and optimize both IT and business processes and practices.
Re:Invent is right around the corner! The team at TDS is particularly excited to meet and connect with our AWS colleagues, partners and customers in Las Vegas this year.
Although IT has adopted agile development methodologies to speed up solutions, today’s microservices will be tomorrow’s legacy before we know it.
In its 2019 Cloud Strategy Cookbook, Gartner offers a high-level overview of what it considers best practices for building a cloud strategy.
This research from Gartner will help application leaders adopt a business-focused, multiplatform modernization strategy to maximize value.
How we do everyday things continues to shift as we have access to a steady roll out of new apps and other solutions.
The AWS re:Invent 2019 event in Las Vegas wrapped up a couple of weeks ago. With 65,000 attendees, 77 new product announcements and countless key notes and fascinating breakout sessions, it was a jam-packed week that still reverberates across the IT landscape!
Constant change is here to stay, and we’ve all got to adapt and get comfortable with it. IT leaders have a unique opportunity to lead their organizations so it can easily adapt to all the changes sparked by today's disruptive technological advancements.
A short guide including 5 fundamental steps you can take to take ownership of your IT environment.
From lost or accidentally deleted files to ransomware, natural disasters and even internal threat factors, there are many things that can happen to your applications –which can in turn cripple your day-to-day operations.
With its long-established mission to always deliver on time, this company knew that they must maintain a zealous commitment to innovation and have a robust and resilient IT environment that supports its dynamic business.
As your environment becomes more distributed, it also becomes more amorphous, vulnerable and difficult to manage. Add in containers, software-defined data centers, machine learning and AI – what could possibly go wrong?
TransitionManager software can be used by IT teams during all phases of an M&A, from assessment to planning, integration, and the migration of assets. Get the solution brief to learn more.
Download the M&A Checklist for IT Leaders designed to help plan the integration and ensure smooth Day 1 operations, while minimizing disruption to business, vendors and customers.
Learn how TDS’s approach to customer success addresses the challenges most companies face at the start of new IT projects and maps a plan of engagement to meet customer goals using TransitionManager.
TDS announced today that its TransitionManager™ software is now available integrated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudEndure Migration.
Learn how TransitionManager software allowed a global luxury vehicle manufacturer to see their entire environment with current, accurate and actionable data.
Why IT needs to move beyond the traditional CMDB to a platform that accelerates their ability to execute change, and eliminate the risk of disruption in the process.
Watch this webinar featuring a real world example on handling a complex data center migration from Texas Mutual Insurance: Get a Fresh View of Your Data to Accelerate Your IT Project.
Over 80% of companies view M&As as a way to add new technology and innovate with new intellectual property, resources, and processes.
As disruption accelerates, the requirement to adapt is more urgent. At the pace of today’s business, here's why you can't afford the risk of taking it slow.
TDS worked closely with solution architects at AWS to build an exciting new toolchain combining the power of our TransitionManager software with AWS CloudEndure.
Deloitte’s report, State of the Deal, M & A Trends 2019, indicates that the pace of merger and acquisition activity is accelerating.
Learn how TDS helped a large regional bank based in the South move out of their outdated data center to reduce costs and begin to modernize their infrastructure.
Retailers must not only reframe the physical store experience, they must also embrace cloud adoption to be able deliver the highly immersive, entertaining, omni-channel experience customers now expect.
The Cloud Strategy Cookbook from Gartner is a good way to add discipline, consistency and guard rails to assure successful outcomes in your journey to the cloud. Proper planning requires a cookbook approach to accelerate cloud success.
Making decisions about 20% of your hybrid IT is easy. But to succeed, pay attention to the the other 80%
Here is our list of the Top 10 tips to help your organization shrink downtime window in a data center migration.
Organizations can create a culture of compliance by promoting an understanding of how compliance violations and data breaches impact IT, business units, revenue, and company reputation.
Working with our partners at VMware, many customers across the globe have seen how TransitionManager can reduce risk, eliminate blind spots and complete migration projects faster with minimal disruption to operations.
TDS looks forward to joining our partners and collaborating with solution providers and companies at VMworld who are eager to make their mark!
When a new regulatory change is rolled out, IT leaders should be able to quickly pinpoint which data asset is impacted and be able to make a change without disruption.
Senior Migration Consultant Stephen Molloy had many great questions from the attendees during our last TransitionManager demo webinar. Here he few moments to address one that stood out.
Getting accurate, relevant and actionable data is often the biggest challenge IT faces. For organizations drowning in data here are keys to good decision making.
LifeWay Christian Stores (LifeWay) was introduced to TDS by Gartner Research as migration specialists to consider for their data center migration project.
TDS CEO Mike Bullock shares blog posts written by our experts on how to think about, manage, and adapt to change in IT. These blogs share some of our best practices, customer experiences, and the many lessons we’ve learned along the way.
In this eBook we share proven ways to overcome obstacles to managing change, and to confidently execute even the most complex workflows – flawlessly.
More and more businesses are looking to the cloud as a path to accelerate their growth.
If IT expects to meet the today’s pace of change and break down the information silos, it’s essential to have a dynamic decision support platform built for centralized collaboration and planning.
I was reminded recently of the well-known parable, where each of six blind men touch different parts of an elephant, and therefore have a limited perception of the animal.
Watch this video to see what you get with our Application Readiness for Cloud Jump Start
More data can often lead to more noise. But IT can leverage existing tools and get more value and actionable insight from your data.
Having a cohesive data foundation is crucial for IT to prepare for change and achieve digital transformation goals. It will enable companies to take advantage of powerful analytics technologies such as AI and machine learning.
As we’ve been discussing in this 3-part blog series, an enterprise-scale cloud migration offers transformative benefits—but getting there can be tricky.
IT decision making is best done when all stakeholders have access to the same data, ideally in a visual and easy to map format. But how can you get siloed tools to work together?
To keep up with Hershey's ambitious plans and the dynamic marketplace, the company embarked on a mission to transform its IT infrastructure.
TDS recently worked with a global financial institution, headquartered in North America, to tackle a critical upgrade of their infrastructure.
May 8, 2019 (Westborough, Mass.) - TDS announced today that its TransitionManager™ software is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. Easy access to SaaS platform to accelerate cloud migrations for enterprise customers.
Identifying all workloads and applications, knowing their importance to the business are fundamental building blocks needed to start your cloud migration.
One of the first steps in planning a cloud migration is understanding your data. IT organizations have the data they need but often there's too much or the data is out of date.
If there was a map to depict a typical day in IT, it would look like the air traffic the day before Thanksgiving. Although this map looks chaotic, it reflects a highly orchestrated system of human and automated systems working to execute tasks in specific sequences. Like IT must be.
More and more organizations are eager to tap into the huge business benefits to moving to the cloud, but often get stuck along the way.
Happy State Bank in Texas, launched a major initiative to consolidate different databases, refresh their infrastructure and build a resilient IT environment, able to execute a failover plan without risk of disrupting services to customers.
Paul Stringfellow closes out his 3 part cloud podcast series with a conversation about the tactical use of cloud with Phoebe Goh from NetApp.
The Church of Sweden is an Evangelical Lutheran national church in Sweden.
The business has high expectations for the IT team this year. There has to be a better way than the endless spreadsheets, paralyzing analyses, and countless meetings and emails.
This info sheet gives a technology overview of Transitional Data Services' TransitionManager, our proprietary software that improves the entire process of data center transitions from initial discovery, to analysis and planning through run-book development and final move execution.
Regardless of the root cause of Facebook's outage, the vulnerability of two of the biggest tech brands has caused many companies to rethink their own vulnerability.
Learn the difference between cloud orchestration and automation and why it matters for your next IT transformation.
TDS helped a global manufacturing firm cut costs and migrate out of an aging data center into the cloud.
Pro-tips for design and migration to public cloud and how to ensure you plan a successful implementation.
We put together a few tips on what you should do--and not do--when you're planning your cloud migration in this infographic: The Do's and Don'ts of Cloud Migration.
February 25, 2019 (Westborough MA) — TDS today announced that it has successfully achieved a VMware Master Services Competency in Data Center Virtualization.
As cloud continues to be a high priority of those tasked with delivering technology solutions to their business, it comes with new and complex challenges.
by Michael Bullock, Craig MacFarlane, Mike Bray We recently made a small but meaningful change to our logo and wanted to share the back story.
Why it’s critical to make sure you have a vision of your applications and their dependencies when you're moving to the cloud.
When migrating workloads, knowledge is power, and understanding the interdependencies across complex, hybrid environments puts IT in control, able to execute and mitigate risk at the same time.
Jump Start Your IT Transformation with Data Aggregation and Visualization Services
Learn how our Jump Start Offering: Data Aggregation and Visualization Services can help you uncover application and infrastructure dependencies and relationships to enable better, quicker decisions and eliminate unforeseen risks.
According to a Gartner analyst report, 83% of all data migrations fail to meet expectations, run behind schedule and exceed budget.
Download This 5-step Disaster Recovery Plan eBook that outlines the steps you need to take to transform your Disaster Recovery plan and get it back on track.
by Craig McFarlane Today’s digital transformation is well underway and it’s raising expectations about how fast IT departments can move.
How Do I Migrate My Data Center? Watch this video for guidance from TDS.
A step by step approach to the data discovery process that will give you a centralized view of your IT environment and lay the groundwork for a successful migration project.
Beyond Disaster Recovery, in our 5-part series on ways to get your Disaster Recovery Plan back on track. See the benefits of using TransitionManager in other areas of your organization.
December 12, 2018 (Westborough MA) - TDS, a global leader in complex hybrid cloud and data center migrations, disaster recovery and operational resiliency initiatives, today announced expansion of its TM: Accelerate Partnership Program.
Using Runbooks for Disaster Recovery, part 4 in our 5-part series on ways to get your Disaster Recovery Plan back on track. Building detailed plans that are frequently referred to as Runbooks, or DR plans.
Gartner just released an update to its 2018 Market Guide for IT Resilience Orchestration which includes products from 40 different vendors, including TDS.
Michael Bullock and Craig Macfarlane interviewed by CIOReview and Corporate Vision - recognized as "Top 20 Data Center Solution Provider" and recipient of the "2016 Software and Technology Innovation Award"
Part 3 in our 5-part series on ways to get your Disaster Recovery Plan back on track. Once data is loaded into TransitionManager you are now able to start using the Dependency Analyzer to view your data
TransitionManager orchestrates complex data center and hybrid cloud migrations and establishes a dynamic, resilient IT environment.
Read this featured article in APMdigest written by Eric Kraieski, Vice President, Software Business Unit: "Achieving success with cloud adoption remains an elusive challenge for many organizations.
In this part we will discuss your data, one of the cornerstones of your DR program. There are 3 components to getting TransitionManager loaded and to it becoming the DR data source.
Read this featured article in IT Briefcase, written by Dave Baker, Managing Consultant at TDS: "As businesses strive to become more agile and implement digital strategies to drive customer engagement and growth, the pace of change–and the associated pressure–has increased.
Read this article in Channel Partners Online, written by our own Eric Kraieski, Vice President, Software Business Unit: "As businesses exploit digital technologies to deploy disruptive strategies, the IT team plays a critical role in making these transitions happen rapidly and securely.
To effectively manage your systems, you must understand application-to-application and application-to-services dependencies as well as application-to-infrastructure. Business is on the move.
Read the latest article published in CTOvision written by Eric Kraieski, Vice President, Software Business Unit at TDS.
November 27, 2018 (Westborough, MA) - TDS, a global leader in data center, cloud and hybrid migrations today announced that its TransitionManagerTM software platform is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS.
Part 1 in our 5-part series on ways to get your Disaster Recovery Plan back on track. We show you how to begin your DR plan to make sure it's successful.
Read this blog from 451 Research Research VP and General Manager, Melanie Posey, on the latest trends in Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation.
Cloud migration has long held the promise of more agility, scalability, and cost efficiency for IT leaders.
Westborough, MA, November 6, 2018 — TDS today announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) program as a standard level partner.
Skellefteå (Sweden) and Westborough (MA, USA), October 31, 2018: Data Ductus announced today that it is partnering with Transitional Data Services (TDS), a global leader in data center, cloud and hybrid migrations to strengthen the Data Ductus IT Service Management offering.
Follow these key cloud migration best practices for successful cloud adoption in your organization.
Watch this webinar replay for a crash course on how to plan your journey effectively and smoothly utilizing exciting new migration planning strategies and tools.
Westborough (MA, USA), October 23, 2018: Transitional Data Services (TDS), a global leader in data center, cloud and hybrid migrations, today announced that they will co-host a webinar with 451 Research, Optimizing Workload Placement in Hybrid Cloud Environments.
During our webinar, we discuss recent survey findings by 451 Research about the changing landscape of cloud migration, what’s driving workloads to the cloud – and what research shows is standing in the way of successful cloud migration and adoption.
Many enterprise organizations are in the midst of transforming their IT infrastructure and consolidating their data centers.
Sign up for our cloud adoption webinar replay to learn best practices for your cloud adoption program, and proven ways to overcome common challenges.
Cloud migration can be one of the most important decisions an organization undertakes.
Pete Steere's role as a training expert has allowed him to gain valuable insight into how TDS data migration software can continue to develop and evolve to meet market needs.
“Moving an application from a traditional data center to a virtualized infrastructure vendor generally does not enable automatic application scalability with increased user demand.
From 451 Research, Thursday, August 30, 2018: Transitional Data Services' (TDS) TransitionManager for application migration and application resilience assurance is a project-planning, collaboration and management tool.
Complete Data Center Transformation while establishing the foundation for a resilient, agile IT environment
To prepare or to get caught up and in compliance with new regulations like the GDPR, here are some general insights gleaned from clients who are often under regulatory scrutiny.
When training teams to use of our software tool, TransitionManager, it’s fun to see their excitement as they navigate through task-driven lab exercises and hang out in the Zone of Proximal Development.
Hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes may be pretty rare (thank goodness) but day-to-day threats can destroy data and ruin a business.
For more than 15 years I had the pleasure of working with some extremely talented cloud operations teams at a firm that had provided SaaS to financial institutions
Transitional Data Services (TDS), provider of software and services for data center consolidations and cloud migrations, IT resilience assurance and continuity planning, and technology-centric transformations, today announced the company’s inclusion as a Representative Vendor in Gartner’s Market Guide for IT Resilience Orchestration Automation*.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements were laid out in 2017 and just become a reality.
Guiding these experts to see how TransitionManager yields efficiency in their work allows their genius to shine.
Increasing complexity of IT infrastructure makes planning and executing a data center move or cloud migration a tricky business.
Read this featured article in DataCenter Knowledge written by Andy Smith, VMware Certified Design Expert, VCDX #208, for TDS: To avoid a chaotic VMware migration, it’s best to start with a full understanding of how the puzzle pieces connect in your current environment first.
Research report states “IT infrastructure and operations leaders should use this research to identify products that can improve recovery effectiveness, while reducing recovery cost.
To manage and mitigate these high-stake risks and ensure resilience in IT and business operations, companies must have access to aggregate, accurate, cross silo information from across the enterprise, as well as business requirements for the availability and security of applications.
Transitional Data Services (TDS) is proud to be a sponsor of the Gartner IT Infrastructure, Operations Management & Data Center Conference 2017.
TDS Announces TransitionManager Software for VMware Cloud on AWS. Imagine if you could perform a “Lift and Shift” migration of your entire VMware Software-Designed Data Center (SDDC) infrastructure into the leading public cloud service, Amazon Web Services.
Moving to the cloud can be a complex and precise process, but it’s a move more and more industries are making because of the many benefits it provides to the enterprise.
Moving enterprise applications to the cloud can feel like a cumbersome and overwhelming situation for many executives and business leaders.
CIO & CTO’s find themselves trying to get out of a traditional data center due to underutilized resources, expensive contracts, and to reduce their IT costs
With hundreds of successful data center migrations, TDS shares in this easy-to-read eBook the steps to take to make your data center migration successful.
Most CIO and CTO’s find themselves trying to get out of a traditional data center due to underutilized resources, expensive colocation contracts, and overall to reduce their IT costs.
The TDS application centric approach, with a business aligned and technology enabled methodology allows them to be highly successful."
TransitionManager - Filling The Automation Gap From Discovery To Execution On Data Center & Cloud Migrations
Empowering Project Management After speaking with numerous large organizations about their data center migrations, we’ve heard a recurring challenge appear in conversation, maintaining efficient project management.
In this webinar we share best practices and lessons learned so you will know what to expect and how to prepare for a data center & cloud migration or consolidation.
Corporate Vision recognizes TransitionManager with "2016 Software and Technology Innovation Award" for accelerating IT transformation success
TDS recognized by InsightSuccess for field proven success in orchestrating hybrid data center migrations
The New Normal: Catalyst for Evolution after a Disruptive Transformation We’ve seen that IT organizations struggle with executing on their initiatives, and often this uncertainty stems from not having a complete picture of the IT landscape.
Transitional Data Services recognized as "Data Center and IT Transformation Specialist" by CIOReview