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As enterprises make the sweeping move from traditional data centers to cloud computing, a survey by 451 Research shows that some 90 percent of information technology (IT) database managers and executives say their selection of database technologies relates to the suppliers' cloud strategy. The report states that while the initial adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS) offerings from cloud providers, especially Amazon Web Services (AWS), have posed a challenge to the incumbent on-premises database vendors, the survey results indicate that those incumbent vendors are likely to maintain their domina nce as adoption of DBaaS moves mainstream. The just released survey, sponsored by Tesora, included more than 200 database managers and IT executives in North America who are large users of databases with nearly 90 percent of respondents having more than 25 databases in ... (more)

Windows Server 2003 Migration By @Racemi | @CloudExpo #BigData #API #IoT

Racemi Provides Migration Packages to Upgrade Windows Server 2003 to Cloud To assist customers with legacy Windows Server 2003 that is no longer supported by Microsoft, Racemi has introduced fixed price packages for upgrading and migrating Windows Server 2003 servers to either Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 R2 and the choice of Amazon Web Services (AWS) or SoftLayer cloud. "We're extending a lifeline by upgrading the legacy servers to more modern Windows Server platforms while taking advantage of cloud computing," said James Strayer, vice president of product management, Racemi.... (more)

Image Migration Service | @CloudExpo @WSMINTL #Cloud

WSM International today announced an industry-first, fixed fee server migration service for all like-to-like server migrations to - or from - any server or cloud provider. The Server Image Migration Service (called SIMS) includes source environment and tool assessment, software license fees, creation, transfer and restore of the server image from source to destination, and testing instructions for customers to validate the image restore. The simple Service Level Agreement (SLA) also provides for optional WSM professional services in cases where transformation, version incompatib... (more)

Updated Racemi Software Makes Cloud Migrations Easier | @CloudExpo #Cloud

Racemi, a provider of automated server migration software, announces availability of updated DynaCenter software that offers Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Formation templates to simplify installation and configuration, plus support for eight additional IBM SoftLayer data centers giving customers a choice of deploying to 20 SoftLayer data centers around the globe. In addition, it's now possible to "quiesce" services on source and target servers before synchronization in order to ensure file and application consistency. This new feature is especially useful for database servers an... (more)

Reduce Costs by Integrating Cloud Technologies in the Data Center

ATLANTA, April 16, 2010 – Data centers managers can significantly reduce costs by integrating private and public cloud technologies, according to Racemi founder and CTO, Charlie Watt who will speak next week at Cloud Expo in New York City.   "Integrating Cloud Technologies into the Enterprise Data Center" will cover current best practices and address common issues, such as technologies available for implementing clouds, moving existing applications into the cloud and use cases that make the most sense today for cloud computing. The session is Wednesday, April 21 at 5 pm Eastern... (more)