SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - November 16, 2016) - RiverMeadow Software® Inc., a leading provider of cross-hypervisor, Lift & Shift server migration, and RISC Networks®, LLC, the industry's leading provider of cloud discovery analytics, announced a strategic development to their existing partnership. The expanded relationship closely aligns sales efforts along side the capability to seamlessly pass server move-groups from RISC Networks' Cloudscape SaaS to RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS to lift and shift businesses onto AWS.
Both the RiverMeadow and RISC Networks solutions are agentless, and SaaS delivered. RISC Networks' Cloudscape provides pre-migration assessment and planning automation that enables migration administrators to scan their network for a viewpoint of connected assets (servers). Selected servers are then placed in a move-group that are exported directly from RISC's Cloudscape platform and then imported to RiverMeadow's cloud migration platform. Then, with just a few button clicks, RiverMeadow SaaS automatically Lifts & Shifts servers onto a customer's AWS VPC. The result is a seamless and simplified migration path from customer's source data centers to their AWS VPCs.
"The handshake between RiverMeadow's and RISC Networks' SaaS platforms is exactly the type of integration the market needs in order to accelerate cloud consumption," said Janakiram MSV, Principal Analyst, Janakiram & Associates (Senior Analyst, Gigaom Research). "There are multiple siloed steps businesses must take as they lift and shift servers onto AWS. Any time two cloud technologies come together to integrate both the technical and business components between two steps, it eliminates friction, and in this case migrating legacy servers and applications to cloud becomes much easier."
"RISC Networks is recognized as the industry leader in network asset analysis and cloud assessment. They have amassed thousands of customers that rely on their Cloudscape SaaS platform to provide infrastructure performance analysis needed to prepare for cloud migration projects," said Richard Scannell, president and CEO of RiverMeadow Software. "Strategically aligning our sales efforts aside the seamless handshake between our respective cloud platforms puts RiverMeadow in a position to accelerate the lift and shift of RISC Network customers onto AWS."
"RiverMeadow's SaaS has matured to an industry leading cloud migration platform that we see a lot of demand for as we work with our customers to help them assess and plan their migration to AWS," said Jeremy Littlejohn, CEO and Chief Analyst at RISC Networks. "With the seamless handshake between the Cloudscape and RiverMeadow SaaS platforms and the strategic alignment of our sales teams, we're more poised than ever to lift and shift the market onto AWS."
Both companies are attending AWS re:Invent 2016 at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas from November 28th -- December 1st. RiverMeadow Software at booth #547 and RISC Networks at booth #1245.
About RiverMeadow Software
RiverMeadow Software Inc. sets the standard for cloud migration with its industry-leading RiverMeadow SaaS that automates the Lift & Shift migration of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers into and between public, private and hybrid clouds. For more information, visit www.rivermeadow.com or follow the company on Twitter at @RiverMeadow1 and LinkedIn.
About RISC Networks
RISC Networks' vision is to unlock business potential by delivering more meaningful data analysis, information that helps guide IT leaders in solving their problems and software solutions that help IT teams prepare for change and to take immediate action. RISC Networks is the industry's leader in cloud, data center, and network operations analytics with more than 6,500 analytics engagements and over 80 industry-leading partners. RISC Networks is a privately held company that was founded in 2007. The Company is headquartered in Asheville, NC.