IT organizations need a platform built specifically for planning, managing, and executing migrations, recovery events, M&As and other transformation projects, end-to-end.
Making decisions using data that is pieced together through a combination of spreadsheets, data exports, and email messages doesn’t provide project teams with a comprehensive understanding of compliance, security and other business requirements. That’s why TDS enhanced its rules engine, making it easy to write simple scripts that apply business rules to data, ensuring that the results will be aligned with business goals.
We continue to evolve TransitionManager’s capabilities, focusing first on what problem we are trying to solve for the customer. For enterprise architects and cloud professionals, finding the right information and leveraging the variety of tools available to plan and manage IT transformation projects is challenging and complex.
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.
Transitional Data Services (TDS), a global leader in modernizations, and cloud and data center migrations, today announced TransitionManager 6.0. The new release includes enhancements to further automate complex hybrid cloud planning, decision-making, transformation, and migration. Together they enable customers to rapidly respond to cloud adoption, cyber preparedness, disaster recovery and digital transformation strategies.
TDS announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services Migration and Modernization Competency, recognizing technical proficiency and success automating and accelerating migrations and modernizations.
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.
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
TDS earns cover story treatment in the May, 2016 issue of CIOReview for its role in Data Center migrations and IT Transformation
Relocated Into New Data Center and Tripled Coverage of Disruption / Recovery Scenarios
The methodology and tools you choose for your migration journey will directly impact your goals and measure of success. Download our Data Center Migration Survival Guide now to kick off your journey.
Are you preparing to embark on new IT and data center initiatives? Watch this TDS webinar Enabling Change: Do you Have a Clear Picture?
Transitional Data Services (TDS), a leading provider of services and software to manage the end-to-end process for data center and IT transformations, was recently recognized as a “cool vendor” by analyst firm Gartner.
Dealing with those challenges requires a holistic and automated approach, says renowned IT consultancy, 451 Research — an approach embodied in the TDS suite of services and software offerings. Find out why in this special research report, TDS Accelerates into the Cloud Migration Market.
Recently published research report features TransitionManager software to simplify cloud migrations and hybrid IT transformations Westborough, MA—February 29, 2015— Transitional Data Services (TDS), a leading provider of services and software to manage the end-to-end process for data center and IT transformations, announced today that 451 Research published a report on December 22, 2015 about the company and its TransitionManager™ software application.
Everyone is telling you to migrate to the cloud. Transition Manager can tell you what applications should migrate to cloud, when and how.
Enabling change: A fresh perspective for visualizing relationships and dependencies in IT Maybe you've heard about it: The Gordian Knot, an ancient legend associated with Alexander the Great from around 350 B.
Recently, I called on a TDS client for whom we had just completed a data center assessment in advance of an upcoming move we are going to be executing for them.
451 Research - 18 Jun, 2015 Analyst: Dan Thompson, Rick Kurtzbein, Rhonda Ascierto Transitional Data Services (TDS) has been helping customers with cloud migration, datacenter migration and consolidation since 2002.
TDS TransitionManager Software Evaluated in New Gartner Report Westborough, MA—June 5, 2015—Transitional Data Services (TDS), a leading provider of services and software to manage the end-to-end process for data center and IT transformations, announced today that it has been recognized as a “cool vendor” by analyst firm Gartner in a report titled "Cool Vendors in Data Center Management, Power and Cooling, 2015.
Major Data Center Consolidation with “Zero-Downtime” Throughout the Migration.
TransitionManager used to seamlessly migrate hundreds of mission critical applications with no disruption to business operations and patient services Westborough, MA—October 5, 2015—Transitional Data Services (TDS), a leading provider of services and software to manage the end-to-end process for data center and IT transformations, announced today that it has successfully completed a major data center consolidation project for Sentara Healthcare, Norfolk, VA.
During data center migrations, one of the more interesting and challenging areas in the entire project is in the development of the move bundles.
TDS created TransitionManager it migration tool to improve the entire process of data center and IT transitions from initial discovery, to analysis and planning through run-book development and final execution of the move / migration phases.
Christopher Columbus was at sea 71 days before discovering America. If your Data Center Migration project plan includes more than 71 days for discovery, something’s probably wrong.
TDS is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a “cool vendor” by analyst firm Gartner for its TransitionManager software.
TDS Data Center Relocation Planning and Management Project Management Approach When contemplating a data center relocation, it is important to employ disciplined project management to guarantee consistent, accurate results, and minimize risk.
// 451 Research TDS and the anatomy of datacenter relocations Analyst: Rick Kurtzbein 28 Jan, 2015 One of the most significant barriers to moving from an in-house to outsourced datacenter services model is migration.
Anyone who has been through a data center migration will tell you that the key to success is planning, planning and more planning… and they are not wrong.
Our video entitled "Data Center Migrations – What You Should Be Thinking About and Why" shows you why you need Transitional Data Services for your next migration.
We discuss the approaches and lessons learned by Sentara Healthcare as they transformed their IT and data center infrastructure.
Customers and internal users alike expect quick, dependable access to both online sites and internal applications, and network issues can negatively impact customer satisfaction, brand reputation, and revenue.
With data center operations, equipment maintenance and software licenses consuming an excessive portion of IT budgets - companies have much to gain by optimizing their current operations.
// Choosing a new colocation facility can be a daunting task for even the most well-informed buyer.
Maybe you're just starting to plan your data center relocation.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="2YuWCE46eME" width="640" height="480" auto_thumb="1 In this webinar, we discussed the best practices and tools for planning a physical, virtual or hybrid data center / IT migration project.
Data Center World Spring 2014 Join TDS at Data Center World Spring! Booth #1426 The Data Center World-Global Conference is the premier educational conference and Expo for data center and facilities management professionals.
“Differences of opinion” among stakeholders are fairly common when it comes to the task of choosing a new data center.
Vendor qualification is an important step in the selection process and can save weeks of wasted effort and project delays.
Relocation of Major Travel Web Site with Zero Downtime
If you don’t know much about computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools, think of them like weather-maps for your data center.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Re-Certification is clouded with fear, uncertainly and doubt and for good reason.
The TDS data center relocation methodology follows a specific process to ensure smooth and successful data center relocation events.
// Transitional Data Services (TDS) is a leader in professional services for the Virtual Data Center with offerings including cloud migrations, data center migration and consolidation, network and infrastructure design, and technical operations.
Each year, Gartner identifies "Cool Vendors" in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting pioneering vendors and their products and services.
// Accelerate your Cloud Migration Journey TransitionManager is a web-based, easy to use, collaborative software tool built to orchestrate cloud migrations, consolidations, and transformations.
The term “New Normal” was coined to describe the financial conditions that emerged during the global recession which followed the 2007 - 2008 financial crisis.
// Today’s data center has evolved beyond its roots as a “traditional enterprise data center” — it is substantially more diverse and fluid than its previous incarnation.
// An industry-wide increase in both “virtual” and physical data center migrations is being driven by the ever increasing infrastructure demands of high-density, high capacity servers and other IT devices.
Dynamic organizations often need to deploy tens to hundreds of similar systems to quickly replicate IT infrastructure and increase capacity.
// The interdependencies between applications, databases, servers (virtual and physical), storage, network and other devices are complex and critical to post move performance and availability.
If you’ve been in the business long enough, the stories about moving a data center are endless.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="3Afp5toH2a4" width="640" height="480" auto_thumb="1 Server virtualization was just the beginning of the journey to IT-as-a-Service.
Data Center World Fall 2013 From Sunday, September 29th through Wednesday, October 2st, TDS will be exhibiting in Booth #733 at AFCOM's Data Center World conference in Orlando, Florida.
Even More New Features for TransitionManagerTM In addition to the changes previously discussed in our March newsletter, the TDS TransitionManagerTM development team has been hard at work, and recently released several new or enhanced capabilities.
AFCOM Data Center World 2013 Wrap-Up From Monday, April 29th through Wednesday, May 1st, TDS exhibited in Booth #117 at AFCOM's DataCenter World conference in Las Vegas.
Data Center World 2013 From Monday, April 29th through Wednesday, May 1st, TDS will be exhibiting in Booth #117 at AFCOM's Data Center World conference in Las Vegas.
Exclusive use trucking is a term logistics companies use to describe a shipping method where the shipper requests exclusive use of the truck, meaning their freight is the only freight on the truck from origin to destination.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="L-aqIJROvrw" width="640" height="480" auto_thumb="1 Choosing a colocation facility to host your data center is a big decision -- one that will affect your company for years to come.
Featured Client Success Story A leading distributor of team sports apparel and equipment had an aging internal data center hosting their production environment, and had experienced several recent power outages.
Summary: NTB (TBC) Saves Money while Increasing Floor Space and Efficiency The Challenge After an initial assessment, NTB (TBC) decided to build a replacement data center.
2012 Second Quarter Wrap-Up: Where We’ve Been TDS is wrapping up the first half of 2012 with strong growth in all business segments.
Going Green at What Cost? A recent Pike Research study claims that widespread implementation of data center best practices and green initiatives could significantly lower related carbon dioxide gas emissions ("Green Data Centers," Pike Research).
TDS Enhances TransitionManager™ Data Center Management Tool TDS announced the release of a new version of its industry-leading TDS TransitionManager™ tool.
New York / New Jersey Market Expected to See Data Center Expansion in 2012/13 According to a recently published annual survey from Digital Realty Trust, there has been major expansion in data center capacity in North America, and we can expect to see an even higher rate of growth in the coming two years.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="xy87gB9QB8U" width="640" height="480" auto_thumb="1 The right hybrid cloud strategy allows developers to focus on coding and operations professionals to focus on control and efficiency, so that both can innovate.
TDS Named Openbravo 2011 North America Partner of the Year TDS is pleased to announce their recognition as Openbravo North America Partner of the year for the second consecutive year.
Summary: Relocated 6,000 Devices in Under 60 days - Avoided $500K Penalty The Challenge A major service provider based in Virginia faced a deadline to move out of a leased data center.
[video_lightbox_youtube video_id="Z-Lko5qeuaE" width="640" height="480" auto_thumb="1 Meet TDS, the company that has executed over 500 data center relocations and migrations over the last 10 years.