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. The webinar will highlight 451 research on the key trends in cloud hosting and migration strategies. The audience will learn how the cloud journey can not only be accelerated, but can also serve as a means for establishing a resilient, business-aligned IT organization that will withstand the changes ahead. The webinar will take place at 8 am PST/11 am EST on October 24. Click here to register for free.
Together with 451’s Melanie Posey, TDS experts Andy Smith and Eric Kraieski will illuminate today’s broad trends in cloud migration, discuss 451’s latest research on the factors driving workloads to the cloud and discuss real-world challenges standing in the way of successful cloud adoption. Attendees will also be briefed on TDS’ proven formula for cloud migration, which is directly geared toward today’s challenges.
The two-tiered cloud migration approach
“The 451 research showed that 58% of respondents are moving to a hybrid IT strategy. But executing a successful cloud migration today can be tough,” said Eric Kraieski of TDS. “If an enterprise starts down the wrong path, or even simply migrates services in the wrong order, it could easily sink the whole project. Fortunately, while getting it right is critical, the formula itself doesn’t have to be complicated.”
In the webinar Posey, Kraieski and Smith will present a proven two-tiered approach involving moving mobile workloads first and then tackling the complex applications that require greater planning and coordination.
The right tools in hand
Recognizing that the right approach is only half the equation, TDS will also share insights on the tools it takes to orchestrate a migration strategy and will showcase a new software platform built specially to solve these issues. “The migration of complex apps in particular causes many projects to stumble and lose momentum,” said TDS’ Smith. “In the webinar we’ll share insights not just on strategy but also on the tools it takes to successfully orchestrate a migration project.”
About the webinar participants
Melanie Posey is the Research Vice President and General Manager for 451 Research’s Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation offering. She focuses on tracking, analyzing and anticipating the pace and nature of enterprise cloud adoption.
Eric Kraieski, Vice President of TDS’ Software Business Unit, brings over 30 years experience in emerging technology, enterprise software, product management and marketing leadership to TDS.
Andy Smith, VCDX, Enterprise Architect for TDS, is a VMware and storage subject matter expert responsible for designing and delivering enterprise datacenter modernization solutions, including private cloud, data center migrations, IT resilience and disaster recovery.
TDS empowers, enables and accelerates an IT organizations’ ability to prepare for, orchestrate and manage through both planned and unplanned change. Recognized by industry analysts, chosen by Fortune 500 companies and standardized by some of the largest technology services firms, TDS’s TransitionManager software has become the standard for accelerating the orchestration and execution of complex hybrid cloud and data center migrations, disaster recovery and operational resiliency initiatives and application rationalization programs. Since 2002, TDS has been successfully delivering results for complex IT transformation programs for enterprises and government entities around the world, having migrated over 1 million workloads and more than 250,000 applications while achieving close to 100% customer satisfaction.
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