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RiverMeadow and RISC Networks Work Together for Integrated Workload Discovery, Planning and Cloud Migration Solution

May 31, 2014

RiverMeadow Software Inc., developer of automated cloud onboarding and workload mobility platform developed specifically for carrier and service provider clouds, announced that the company is working together with RISC Networks on an integrated workload Discovery, Planning and Migration solution.

According to a release, using RISC Networks CloudScape workload dependency visualization and cloud readiness analytics, along with RiverMeadow's SaaS, businesses can find workloads on their network and move them to optimal target clouds.

"The challenge of migrating enterprise applications can be complex and expensive, which is why many IT departments struggle to execute on their cloud migration initiatives," said Jeremy Littlejohn, CEO and Chief Analyst at RISC Networks. "These friction points can be overcome by having a simple cloud migration process in place and visibility to workload performance, dependencies and an effective plan. With this new, integrated solution from RiverMeadow and RISC Networks, workloads can now be migrated to the most ideal cloud environment, based on the requirements of the migration plan."

The company reported that the RiverMeadow and RISC Networks solution leverages RISC Networks' ability to scan a network and return a viewpoint of connected assets. These workloads can then be grouped into a plan that can be loaded into RiverMeadow's SaaS and migrated together to target cloud environments. RISC Networks Cloudscape provides pre-migration assessment and planning automation, which allows migration administrators to pinpoint the most ideal cloud environment for the RiverMeadow SaaS to move the workloads to. By providing increased visibility across the entire IT infrastructure before, during and after the cloud migration, the result is faster, more efficient cloud migration and onboarding.

"Together, RiverMeadow and RISC Networks are providing an all-in- one, target-optimized cloud migration solution that makes it possible to efficiently and securely migrate batches of workloads, and systems of workloads, that are interconnected across multiple servers," said Mark Shirman, president and CEO of RiverMeadow Software. "No longer do migration administrators need to bring together point solutions on their own to solve the pre and execution stages of migration. By seamlessly integrating the RiverMeadow SaaS' and RISC Networks CloudScape all sectors of the cloud services market now have the ability to quickly, easily and effectively move to the cloud."

Additionally, the RiverMeadow and RISC Networks integrated solution will be showcased at Cisco Live at the Cisco Campus and RiverMeadow's booth #528. Demonstrations can also be viewed at RiverMeadow's booth at the Cisco Investment Pavilion, located next to the Cisco Campus.

RISC Networks is an Actionable IT Analytics firm that focuses on developing research and technology that helps IT organizations improve their IT operations in areas such as Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Core Network Infrastructure and Unified Communications.

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