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.” (authored by Henrique Cecci, Jay E. Pultz and April Adams, May 6, 2015).
TransitionManager was initially developed by TDS for internal use to accelerate velocity of migration projects by cutting through complexity and dramatically increasing staff productivity. While TDS uses the system to support their own client IT transformations, TransitionManager has also been available as a stand-alone application and has been installed at leading companies in healthcare, retail, finance and energy. TDS also recently signed a strategic supply agreement with a large global IT services company who plans to use the TransitionManager system for their own delivery of transformation services.
TransitionManager is different from other data center infrastructure management (DCIM) products in that it takes top down approach covering the full gamut of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure while breaking down the silo barriers between physical infrastructure, application software and support services. By leveraging TransitionManager, IT groups can, as Gartner suggests, embrace a more cohesive approach across all functional groups in the organization (facilities, IT and business units). As a result, TransitionManager finally enables the adoption of a continuous process approach where IT transformation is viewed as a series of multiple on-going transitions, not a one-time project such as a data center move. This results in an increased velocity of IT transformations and lower risk.“We are delighted that Gartner has recognized TDS and TransitionManager as a Cool Vendor,” said Mike Bullock, CEO and co-founder of Transitional Data Services. “From discovery, to planning, to execution, companies benefit tremendously using our application-centric approach to complex IT migrations – including hybrid physical, cloud, virtual and SaaS environments.”
TransitionManager provides a top-down and application centric perspective of physical inventory (racks, servers, storage, network); logical inventory (OS, VMs, applications, databases and compliance); and the ability to visualize complex relationships and dependencies between the various asset types critical for the application to remain fully functional. TransitionManager also includes customizable workstreams with real-time execution that virtually eliminates dependency and sequence errors, while providing dashboards and reports necessary for assessing, planning and implementation data center and IT transformations.
Transitional Data Services (TDS) is a leader in professional services for Data Center Transformation with offerings including cloud migrations, data center migration and consolidation, network and infrastructure design, and technical operations.
TDS created TransitionManager to empower its consultants and clients to perform rapid discovery of IT assets, visually display application dependencies, and create interactive run-books to execute transformation tasks collaboratively. TDS clients realize minimized risk, improved project efficiency and increased speed of transformation, while facilitating more predictable, on-going technical operations. TDS’s customers include Kayak.com, The University of Texas, Boston Red Sox, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Liberty Mutual.
Gartner’s definition of a Cool Vendor is a small company offering a technology or service that is: Innovative—It enables users to do things they couldn’t do before; Impactful—It has or will have a business impact; it’s not just a matter of “technology for its own sake”; Intriguing—It has caught our interest or curiosity during the past six months or so.
Cool Vendors research can help users/clients stay ahead of the IT technology curve, and make better strategic decisions about technology and services.
Source: Cool Vendors 2015: Business and Things, the Next Innovation Frontier – May 14, 2015
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