We recently collaborated with a solutions architect at AWS on a blog to describe how TransitionManager provides the necessary insight to understand complex environments to help teams analyze, plan, understand, and reduce the risks associated with migrations.
When teams use a single platform they can take a holistic view of their project. Rather than using discrete tools to individually track spend, identify security vulnerabilities, and manage governance, an orchestration platform enables teams to assess and evaluate these areas - and more - in relation to each other. And this leads to better decision making, better planning, and improves the likelihood of delivering expected business outcomes.
Organizations face challenges when confronted with a cloud migration, whether they are just beginning or are under pressure to accelerate their journey to the cloud. So where are organizations going wrong when planning and executing their cloud migration strategy?
The average company has a backlog of planned IT projects going back between three months and one year, according to research published Tuesday.Business leaders are increasingly relying on their IT team to adapt new technology and maintain their competitive position, and this adds pressure on that team to keep pace, adapt readily to constant change, and make critical decisions that don’t disrupt the day-to-day business operations.
There’s a wave of cloud repatriations happening. Learn how you can make the right decisions for your organization.
To be efficient, agile and scalable, IT teams need to apply business rules to their decision-making processes.
Transitional Data Services (TDS), a leading software and professional services firm specializing in cloud and data center migrations, announced today that its customers gave the company a Net Promoter Score® (NPS) is 86.
Over the past few years, vendors from across IT have introduced “observability” tools or platforms. But what’s it really mean? And is it enough?
As IT environments continue to come increasingly complex, it is harder for teams to identify all interdependent assets and services that must be moved together to ensure business systems are not disrupted. This post will examine how TransitionManager helps teams get more value from tools they already have by integrating them to work together as a toolchain, and how leveraging automation to accelerate execution so teams can more quickly realize the benefits of cloud by migrating to AWS faster.
As many businesses rush to adopt cloud computing processes, it is not an easy initiative, it can be expensive and the migration process can be a drain on critical IT resources. But companies can keep costs low and make sure their team is working efficiently by implementing some key strategies.
The superstar of COVID-driven antifragility? IT organizations. Across the globe, companies have had to quickly change how they operate, deliver services and communicate internally just to stay afloat, and it was all driven by IT. There are common characteristics of these "Antifragile" teams described here in this blog.
Identifying relationships across apps, services, databases, hardware and networking devices is the fundamental first step to understanding what assets exist, how they work, and how they are interrelated across a hybrid landscape. Here are 5 steps we recommend to overcome the top challenges for cloud migration.
The key features that make blockchain so useful are exactly the features that IT teams need to manage and de-risk complex migrations while ensuring they maintain resilience across hybrid environments.
Read the case study on how Baptist Health worked with TDS to improve the health of its IT infrastructure with a seamlessly executed data center migration without impacting their top-quality patient care.
For a successful data center or cloud migration, teams and tools across every phase and process must work together, seamlessly, like a toolchain. But which tools should you use, and how do you make them work together?
In the State of the Cloud Report Flexera’s results show that understanding app dependencies is a major challenge for 51% of the respondents from across industries, including the public sector. Here are a few steps to take to build an accurate, current foundation for your IT future.
For the state and federal government sector, the pressure to modernize has escalated. The good news is by leveraging IT experts and specialized tools to migrate, government agencies do have a way forward.
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.
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.
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.
Powerful orchestration platform offers enhanced user experience, flexible toolchain integration and on-demand runbooks to support complex IT workstreams.
A global manufacturer worked with AWS to accelerate their ability and de-risk their complex cloud migration. Not only did they need a solution that would store the customer’s portfolio data and manage a comprehensive two-year wave plan consisting of over 50 migration waves, they needed an agile solution to managing the weekly changes. “In over 10 years of managing wave plans, I have never seen a customer with so many weekly changes. Unfortunately, we aren’t just talking about simple changes where an application is assigned a new owner, or a server receives a different IP address; we are talking about massive amounts of relationship and dependency changes. Some weeks, we see over 300 new dependencies and an equal number of removed dependencies. We might also see dozens of net-new applications and servers,” said the AWS consultant managing the project.
Learn from the pros about the challenges of the complex process of cloud and data center migrations - and gain keys to overcoming them. In this ebook, you'll also see TDS benchmarks for each phase, enabling you to set goals for your own project.
Just days into the global COVID-19 pandemic, TDS and its TransitionManager platform helped Baptist Health successfully migrate its IT operations to a new data center without disruption to services across hospitals, care centers, physician offices and outpatient facilities.
Transitional Data Services (TDS), a global leader in modernizations and migrations, announced that its IT transformation platform, TransitionManager™, has generated powerful results for enterprise CIOs who are struggling to orchestrate and accelerate complex, large-scale transformations.
Learn from one of the industry's top pros on how to avoid the mistakes and ensure your data center migration plan will succeed.
Watch how the TransitionManager orchestration platform allows enterprises to execute private, hybrid and public cloud transformation initiatives from end to end to meet digital transformation goals.
In this data center migration budget guide we have outlined factors and a checklist of critical things to consider that could drive up (or down) the cost of your migration.
Read this case study to learn how TDS worked with a global investment firm and the AWS CloudEndure team. With TransitionManager enabling the orchestration of CloudEndure, DR testing and failover operations were automated without affecting primary systems.
Key research report from 451 Research outlines how new capabilities in TransitionManager take the complexity, cost. and risk out of IT transformations and how it enables IT and business to work together to transform IT and align IT with strategic business goals.
TDS announced that its TransitionManager platform has been successfully deployed and demonstrated that it can unify and streamline the CloudEndure Disaster Recovery toolchain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 workstreams – 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.