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.
According to the 451 Research report, “TDS Accelerates into the Cloud Migration Market,” TransitionManager stands apart by covering the end-to-end process for complex IT and data center transformation initiatives. Available both as a SaaS offering as well as on-premises software, TransitionManager helps IT organizations streamline the full process from discovery through execution.
Among the key TransitionManager features highlighted in the report include:
In the report, 451 Research Vice President William Fellows states why he believes cloud services such as TransitionManager are becoming more mainstream. “In 2016, we will see cloud services become more shrink-wrapped and de-risked as cloud service providers capitalize on the growing momentum for cloud as a mainstream IT deployment choice,” writes Fellows. “Given the investments made, success for cloud service providers will depend on their services being destinations—not only for new application deployments, but also for existing applications or parts of them—for re-platforming and modernizing of those applications. This is the opportunity that companies in this space are targeting. Cloud is not only about new application development.”
To help meet demand for its data center transformation solutions, TDS recently received its first round of funds from outside investors. The funds will be used to accelerate development of TransitionManager enhancements as well as target other channel and geographic opportunities.
“We’re pleased that TransitionManager’s unique capabilities continue to be noticed in the marketplace and embraced by leading analyst firms like 451 Research,” said Michael E. Bullock, president and co-founder, Transitional Data Services. “By leveraging TransitionManager IT groups can greatly improve efficiency, lower risk and increase the velocity of IT transformations.”
Among the chief business benefits for IT teams that the 451 Research report points out are reduced down time, decreased impact on internal staff, shortened overall project lengths, lower costs and more predictable project planning with reduced risk.
THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSITION MANAGER
According to the report, many organizations have leaner IT organizations than they did eight years ago. As a result, they have lost both critical mass and some of their IT knowledge. Meanwhile, IT has struggled to keep up with technology trends such as cloud delivery, the consumerization of enterprise IT and mobility. Adding to this, organizations have “tended to outsource part of their IT requirements, and have opted to multi-source their managed services.” Consequently, the report concludes: “These factors are combining to create a perfect opportunity for TDS to work with IT departments using TransitionManager. These typically have multiple tools for migration (home grown and commercial), which all do different things and manage data differently.”
To download the report, please go to: “TDS tackles a changing cloud“.
Transitional Data Services (TDS) provides industry leading services and software to manage the end-to-end process for data center and IT transformations. This includes services for application migrations, virtual/cloud migrations, data center relocations/consolidation, network & infrastructure design and 24/7 environment monitoring and technical operations.
Transitional Data Services and TransitionManager have been recognized by Gartner as a “cool vendor” in May, 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.
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.
The term “New Normal” was coined to describe the financial conditions that emerged during the global recession which followed the 2007 - 2008 financial crisis.
Hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes may be pretty rare (thank goodness) but day-to-day threats can destroy data and ruin a business.
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.
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.