February 7, 2018

Can you Model a Successful Cloud Migration Journey After a Relaxing Overseas Vacation?

This may seem counter-intuitive.

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January 30, 2018

Do you Know How to Lay the Right Cloud Migration Groundwork Before You Begin?

Cloud migrations don’t begin when you start moving your applications into the cloud.

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January 25, 2018

Migration Myth Busters: is Lift-and-shift too Inflexible?

I know we live in a culture of instant gratification so let me save you all the suspense and answer our question right away.

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January 17, 2018

If your cloud migration project feels like a fire drill, then it’s time for a change

We recently did a cloud migration research survey with our friends at Dimensional Research (you can download the full report here) to see what IT prof...

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January 2, 2018

What should your cloud migration new year’s resolutions be in 2018?

Well, that’s a wrap on another year! Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Overall, 2017 was a strong year for cloud and cloud migration: AWS and Azure continue...

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December 25, 2017

Three easy ways to make sure your cloud migration solution is on Santa’s nice list

The holidays are officially in full swing and the new year is right around the corner.

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December 5, 2017

AWS re:Invent 2017 Session Recap: How Cardinal Health used Velostrata to create their ‘Cloud Migration Factory’

Another year of the AWS re:Invent show has come and gone, and we’re happy to say it was a great show for Velostrata.

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November 30, 2017

For cloud migration solutions, what does ‘enterprise-grade’ mean and why does it matter?

It’s no surprise that cloud migration solutions are not created equally, though it may surprise you to know how many of them suffer from the same dr...

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November 17, 2017

Reclaiming Opportunity Cost is Driving Massive Migration to Public Cloud

We recently conducted a survey on cloud migration with our partners at Dimensional Research, where 96% of organizations reported cloud migration proje...

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November 8, 2017

4 Enticing Reasons to Come Visit us at AWS re:Invent 2017

Are you going to be at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas this year (Nov 27 – Dec 1)? We will be, and if you’ll be there, too, then we’ve go...

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October 31, 2017

Velostrata and RISC Networks Team Up, Deliver End-to-end Cloud Journey Solution

“We know what we have to do, we just don’t know how to do it”.

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October 25, 2017

With Cloud Migration Solutions, You Get What You Pay For

When thinking about cloud migration solutions, I am often reminded of an important expression: “you get what you pay for”.

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October 12, 2017

The New Way to Mitigate Malware Exposure Risks Due to Legacy Windows Systems

Over the past decade, many organizations have outsourced large chunks of their applications hoping to reduce costs and simplify operations.

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October 4, 2017

How Velostrata Overcomes Common Challenges with SAP Migration

Last week we talked about how Velostrata can significantly accelerate (and simplify) your SAP migrations into the cloud.

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September 26, 2017

Getting SAP into the cloud just got a lot easier (and faster)

We’re excited about the news we released today, so we wanted to talk a little bit more about SAP® migrations to the cloud.

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September 19, 2017

Can cloud migrations be as easy as streaming a movie on Netflix?

You might be thinking “cloud migrations and Netflix: what could these things possibly have in common”? The surprising answer, however, is quite a ...

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September 12, 2017

Is Your Cloud Migration Software Working Against You?

It seems counter-intuitive, but there are actually a number of areas where a cloud migration solution itself can cause time (and money) overruns.

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September 6, 2017

Save Countless Hours by Sidestepping Common Cloud Migration Obstacles

One of the most attractive parts of moving to the cloud is an increased ability to adjust computing costs as needed based on actual demand.

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August 29, 2017

Hot new cloud migration strategy: Just go for it already!

Cloud migration is, for sure, a non-trivial project.

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August 21, 2017

Predictable Timing and Processes are Crucial to Cloud Migration Success

Today’s cloud migrations are suffering from what I would refer to as “if all you have is a hammer then everything looks like a nail” syndrome.

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August 15, 2017

How to migrate multi-tier applications to the cloud using Velostrata’s Runbook Automation

Migrating complex application environments consisting of multiple virtual machines to the public cloud can be a major headache for IT organizations.

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August 8, 2017

The 5 Cloud Migration Tasks You’re Worried About (But Don’t Have To Be)

Organizations everywhere are looking to migrate their on-premises applications (and their data) into the public cloud.

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August 1, 2017

WannaCry: The Push You Need To Migrate Legacy Systems To The Cloud

In a perfect world, every system in your datacenter would be running the latest and greatest operating systems.

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July 25, 2017

3 Critical Steps to Take Before Kicking Off a Cloud Migration Project

Cloud migration is definitely top of mind right now, especially for CIOs and CTOs looking to make sure they don’t become the last enterprise in thei...

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July 20, 2017

8 New Ways Velostrata Makes Cloud Migration a Breeze

Our goal at Velostrata isn’t to just migrate our customers into the public cloud.

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July 18, 2017

How Migrating to Public Cloud Accelerates Your GDPR Compliance

On April 14th, 2016 the European Union (EU) Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is set to go into effect on May 25th...

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July 11, 2017

Getting to the Cloud Is Only Half the Battle

Migrating workloads and applications to the public cloud is no easy feat.

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July 5, 2017

The Questions You Have To Ask When Evaluating Cloud Migration Tools

As we’ve talked about many times on this blog, cloud migrations are heating up! Enterprises left and right are deciding the right architecture for t...

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June 28, 2017

4 Things You Need to Consider During a Cloud Migration Cutover

Cloud migration projects are not disaster recovery events.

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June 21, 2017

Our Cloud Migration Checklist Will Guide You to Success

Our field organization works with dozens of IT operations experts each week to help speed and simplify cloud migration projects.

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June 13, 2017

Accelerate your cloud migration with Velostrata, Azure OMS Service Map

One of the biggest challenges enterprises face before migrating to the public cloud is mapping the right application dependencies.

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June 6, 2017

5 Cloud migration challenges you can easily overcome with agent-less, streaming solutions

When moving enterprise applications to the public cloud, CIOs typically have two main drivers.

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May 31, 2017

7 ways Velostrata gives partners a competitive edge for cloud migrations

Migrating customers to the cloud is becoming a staple offering among partners and system integrators.

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May 23, 2017

US Healthcare Provider begins 5,000+ VM migration to the cloud with Velostrata

We can’t always namedrop our customers while their migrations are moving along smoothly, but we still like to share stories we think are relevant es...

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May 16, 2017

Identify, Migrate Applications to Cloud with Velostrata, VMware Infrastructure Navigator

The challenge facing many organizations when trying to migrate to the cloud is identifying application dependencies, and then automating a particular ...

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May 9, 2017

UK Customer Rescues Stalled Cloud Migration Project with Velostrata

Nothing makes us happier than sharing customer success stories, and we’ve got a great one from a customer who’s in the middle of their migration.

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May 2, 2017

The Four Magic S’s of a Successful Cloud Migration, Part II

We resume our two part series which began last week with Part 1: SPEED and SCALE.

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April 27, 2017

The Four Magic S’s of a Successful Cloud Migration, Part I

Cloud migration may seem like an uphill battle, but it doesn’t have to be.

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April 23, 2017

Honored to be Part of Microsoft’s Accelerator Roadshow

Velostrata is excited to announce that we’ve been selected to participate in Microsoft’s Accelerator Roadshow which spans Seattle and San Francisc...

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April 20, 2017

Azure Bolsters Cloud Migration Planning and Pricing Offerings

It’s no surprise that Microsoft is pursuing aggressive adoption of their cloud platform, Azure, especially among their existing base of on-premises ...

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April 11, 2017

Cloud Bloggers You Should Definitely Be Following

One morning I woke up and realized that this probably isn’t the only blog you follow.

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March 28, 2017

How Velostrata uses Velostrata for Our Own Cloud Dev/Test

Yes, you read that right: how we at Velostrata are using our own Velostrata solution to automate movement of servers between on-prem and the cloud.

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March 23, 2017

Automate Velostrata Operations Directly from Your Azure OMS Dashboard

Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite (OMS), the dashboard that allows IT professionals to manage their on-premises and Azure servers in one place...

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March 21, 2017

Why Velostrata is (Way) Ahead of Replication-Based Cloud Migration Tools, Part III: Hidden Labor Costs

Welcome back to our blog series showcasing why Velostrata’s streaming-based technology is leaps and bounds ahead of replication-based tools.

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March 16, 2017

Why Velostrata is (Way) Ahead of the Replication-Based Cloud Migration Pack, Part II: Agents

Last week we kicked off a blog series that compares replication-based cloud migration solutions to Velostrata’s streaming-based solution.

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March 10, 2017

Why Velostrata is (Way) Ahead of the Replication-Based Cloud Migration Pack, Part I: Pre-Migration Testing

Cloud migration is becoming a hotter and hotter topic with each passing day, as enterprises race to take advantage of the benefits offered by the publ...

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March 9, 2017

Fear Not: Cloud Migration Isn’t the Boogieman You Might Think

It seems like one of the most consistent positions on moving to the public cloud is this: “We realize all the business benefits that we’d gain by ...

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March 2, 2017

What Applications are Enterprises Moving to the Public Cloud First (and Why)?

A lot of enterprises have made it past the first question: should we move to the public cloud? They’re on board with all the advantages the public c...

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March 1, 2017

Cloud Outage Issues? Not with the Right Cloud Workload Mobility Solution!

Today, the collective AWS-using-world had a mild (major?) panic attack when S3, Amazon’s cloud storage solution, suffered from some major outage iss...

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February 13, 2017

Four reasons why a multi-cloud strategy will be a must in 2017 (and beyond)!

In case you haven’t noticed, hybrid cloud is becoming all the rage.

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February 9, 2017

Amazon AWS is the Market Share Leader, but There are Compelling Benefits to Microsoft Azure, Too

According to a quarterly analysis by Synergy Research Group, Amazon AWS holds a commanding 45% share of the worldwide public market for Infrastructure...

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February 6, 2017

Fast cloud migration, and 6 more reasons to visit Velostrata at Cloud Expo Europe

Is your move to the public cloud going as smoothly as you’d like? If not, then you should come talk to Velostrata at Cloud Expo Europe on March ...

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February 2, 2017

Cloud Journey Stuck on Repeat? Get Unstuck with Cloud Workload Mobility!

It’s February 2nd, Groundhog Day here in the United States! Made famous by the 1993 film where Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, gets stuck r...

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January 26, 2017

The Benefits of Delivering a High-Performance, Low-Cost, Multi-Region Cloud Architecture

One of the potential downsides of the public cloud is that each region is basically independent from the others.

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January 23, 2017

Think You Can’t Easily Manage On-Prem and Cloud Together? Think Again…

For a lot of organizations, the decision on where to host their data center has been quite binary: either on-premises or in the cloud.

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January 19, 2017

Overcoming the Four Biggest Roadblocks to Cloud Bursting… with Ease!

One of IT’s biggest burdens when building and managing a data center is how to optimize capacity.

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January 12, 2017

Six Huge Advantages of Cloud Workload Mobility.

For decades, workload mobility has been considered an important feature of every enterprise data center.

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January 9, 2017

How IT Can (Finally) Use AWS Spot Instances to Reduce Costs – for ANY App

Spot Instances on Amazon Web Services (AWS) give consumers a way to rent compute in the cloud for significantly cheaper than on-demand pricing.

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January 5, 2017

Why Testing is a Crucial Part Of Any Cloud Migration Project

Testing before you migrate a production workload to a public cloud is a key component of any cloud migration project.

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December 21, 2016

How Testing Can Make a Huge Difference in Cloud Affordability

Running applications in the public cloud comes with a lot of benefits: significantly improved business agility, time savings, reduced management and m...

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December 20, 2016

Have Bystanders Already Lost the Cloud Race?

Every now and again “The Office” (yes, the American version, but I love the British version, too) struck a poignant chord with me.

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November 29, 2016

The beauty (and savings) of running on-prem workloads with AWS GPU Spot Instances

Two of the hottest trends in technology and computing today are the worlds of Deep Learning (AI, machine learning, etc.) and Accelerated Computing (si...

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November 9, 2016

Velostrata v.2.3: Reduce Compute Cost by up to 90%, Migrate to Cloud 100x Faster Than Replication, and More

At Velostrata, we talk to customers, partners, and analysts all the time.

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November 8, 2016

Test Before You Migrate: Determine Cloud Readiness in Minutes, Not Days

So, say your organization has 100 applications, and you’re facing a mandate from your company to figure out your cloud strategy.

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October 24, 2016

Three Compelling Reasons to Move Dev/Test to Public Cloud

IT and development teams are being asked to deliver higher quality software more frequently, and to be more agile and responsive to business needs.

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October 21, 2016

From VMware to AWS: Get Real-Time Hybrid Cloud Today with Velostrata

VMware and AWS recently announced a partnership that will allow VMware customers to (eventually) run an application across vSphere-based private, publ...

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October 17, 2016

Would You Rather: Migrate to the Cloud in 6 minutes or 60 hours?

It’s my kids’ favorite car game.

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September 22, 2016

The Value of Building a Multi-Cloud Strategy

The latest IaaS Gartner quadrant report put AWS, Azure and GCP as the public cloud market leaders, but which of them best support the specific needs o...

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September 12, 2016

Overcoming 5 Key Challenges of Cloud Migration with a Streaming-based Approach 

Enterprise applications typically represent a significant on-premises investment, with years of integration, upgrades and honed processes.

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September 8, 2016

Building a Dynamic Hybrid Cloud with vRealize Automation and Velostrata

For many organizations, vRealize Automation (vRA) serves as the main consumption portal for their hybrid cloud, which serves a number of IT-related ...

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August 30, 2016

A Virtual Visit to the Velostrata VMworld Booth

Judging by the packed aisles during the opening reception, VMworld is shaping up to be a banner show.

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August 30, 2016

Cross-Cloud Hybrid is Already Here

Yesterday at VMworld’s keynote presentation, VMware unveiled their new Cross-Cloud Architecture, which intends to further the concept of a unified h...

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August 16, 2016

Vow to Visit Velostrata at VMworld

Many of us at Velostrata have been a part of the VMware ecosystem for years – whether it was through partnerships, technology integrations, or in so...

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August 3, 2016

Why Workload Mobility Matters, or: Why Intel Capital Invested in Velostrata

We are thrilled to have Intel Capital on board as a new strategic investor, joining existing investors Norwest Ventures Partners and 83 North in this ...

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August 1, 2016

Hybrid Cloud: How to Move a Two-Tier Application to the Cloud (and Back)

This blog post describes how I used Velostrata to move a 4 VM, multi-tier application (Dell Benchmark Factory) running on VMware in my private data c...

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July 28, 2016

Accelerating the Dev/Test Cycle in Production Environments Using the Cloud

One of the popular use cases that we frequently hear from our customers is related to leveraging the public cloud to provide a scalable and agile test...

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July 17, 2016

Top Four Reasons Public Cloud Migrations Fail

An NTT Communication survey in Cloud Reality Check 2015 found that 41% of the 1600 ICT decision makers who responded thought that “migrating comple...

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July 9, 2016

The Hidden Costs of Cloud Migration

When IT execs are asked about their main reasons for going to the public cloud, a top answer is usually “to reduce costs.” Other common answers ar...

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June 21, 2016

Getting Ahead of Shadow IT

Enterprise IT organizations today are like jugglers—jugglers who have to keep five baby kittens in the air while balancing on a tightrope over the G...

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June 21, 2016

Ahead in the Clouds: Building an Extensible Data Center with Cloud Workload Mobility

Many have viewed migration to the public cloud as a one-way trip – kind of like moving your family to another country.

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June 20, 2016

A Simple Solution for the Cloud Migration Challenge

The discussion about public cloud today is not about whether to go, but instead, how to get there.

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