|TDS TransitionManager™ V3.0
|On September 30th, at AFCOM’s fall 2013 Data Center World show in Orlando, Florida, TDS announced the release of TDS TransitionManager 3.0. Updates to TransitionManager include improved dependency analysis, automation of Runbook generation, enhanced real-time executive dashboards and extended asset management features.TransitionManager 3.0 enables enhanced migration analysis and planning with new features such as interactive dependency maps, which allows IT management and business experts to quickly understand the relationships between applications, servers, databases, storage and other IT assets in a graphical format. Automated creation of move-day Runbooks, with intelligent resource leveling, dramatically increases the efficiency of both planning and executing data center migrations. In addition, room and rack layouts now provide enhanced capacity planning capabilities, such as rack and room level space and power utilization tracking and reporting. The SaaS-based application integrates mobile devices on the data center floor with extensive customized command and control capabilities and executive dashboards to deliver real-time move-day status.“As today’s data center becomes an increasing mix of interconnected applications, the new features of TransitionManager 3.0 help enterprises adapt to the new normal of accelerated change in the virtual data center, the flexible, graphical representations of data and automation of Runbooks make for efficient, thorough planning. We look forward to better serving our customers and ensuring optimal organization for data center operators through TDS TransitionManager 3.0.” – Michael E. Bullock, President and Co-Founder of TDS
|Who’s New at TDS
|We are excited to welcome two new members to the TDS team this month. Andrew Purington joins as a NOC Engineer, and Wim Bood joins TDS as a Principal Consultant with over 12 years of broad international project and program management experience.Wim has a BA in Electrical Engineering, and has earned the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute. Wim is an experienced, result driven, senior project manager with an outstanding record of delivering complex business, technology and integration projects. He is recognized as an expert in full cycle project planning and implementation and works closely with business clients and technology personnel during a project’s life-cycle.Example of clients he has worked for include Shell Oil, ING, Lehman Brothers, Liberty Mutual and Pioneer Investments. Additionally, Wim has extensive international experience; during his career Wim has worked in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates.Andrew is a recent graduate from ITT Tech, with a degree in computer network systems. Prior to returning to school Andrew spent 8 years in the US Army as a Military Police officer, including a tour in South Korea as a SCIF (sensitive compartment information facility) security guard, and a year in Afghanistan as a CBCA (Customs Boarder Clearing Agent).When not working, Andrew enjoys the outdoors, especially hiking, fishing, biking and kayaking on the local rivers in and around the Boston area.