STOP! Before You Embark On A Physical To Virtual (P2V) Migration, Read This

Performing a physical to virtual (P2V) migration seems easy on the surface, but make sure it serves the business by going through these 6 steps first.

Converting physical servers to virtual machines can bring significant benefits to a business, such as savings on time, resources, complexity, and money. And it’s so easy! The hypervisor wizards take care of the whole thing. That’s all true. But before rushing headlong into the conversion process, STOP. You see, converting physical servers to virtual machines is only one small step in a successful physical to virtual (P2V) migration. Planning and effort – both before and after the actual conversion – are required to ensure that a P2V migration delivers the desired benefits. Here’s a brief overview of what needs to happen; for the full story and details, download 6 Steps to Successfully Conve … Read more

Is Your Business Ready For Enterprise Cloud Migration?

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While the popularity of the cloud is constantly building, it can still be difficult for an organization to know if it’s ready for enterprise cloud migration – and if so, which applications to bring over. That’s why we at SunGard AS have developed a presentation tool to help businesses like yours ask the right questions. Is Your Business Ready for Enterprise Cloud Migration? from SunGard Availability Services Not only can these questions help you understand the top reasons for migrating your applications to the cloud – such as reduced costs, simplified operations, and a boost in application reliability – but it also provides detailed questions that can help you determine if your bu … Read more

@Cloud_Connect Santa Clara 2012: @SunGardAS Highlights and Happenings

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The @SunGardAS team had a jam-packed schedule and exciting time at Cloud Connect Santa Clara last week!  In case you missed the conference, here are some highlights from the conference and show floor. Cloud Connect was an especially exciting week for SunGard as we announced our partnership with Amazon Web Services to deliver highly available cloud computing offerings.  The first phase of the relationship will provide SunGard and AWS customers bi-directional disaster recovery services between the companies’ clouds, without transporting data over the public internet. Get AWS announcement details. Holding down the fort at booth 414, our team met with show attendees to discuss today’s hottest … Read more

ZL Technologies Transforms Business Model with SunGard Cloud

ZL Technologies Transforms Business Model with SunGard Cloud For the last 12 years, ZL Technologies, Inc. (ZL) has provided large-scale record-management services to top global institutions in the finance industry.  They are specialists in records management, archiving and e-discovery solutions. ZL’s business has a number of unique characteristics.  For example, firms frequently need to search masses of historical emails for specific information for litigation.  Databases quickly grow as institutions generate more electronic data each day and regulations specify how long records are kept.  Regulatory requirements for security and governance are tight, and regular audits of IT-vendor proce … Read more

Building Cloud-friendly Applications

Today we hear from  Sarabjeet Chugh, Director of Technology Business Development (Cloud Services and Infrastructure) Cloud adoption is progressing rapidly.  Many companies are in the process of determining their migration strategy, and most vendors are refining their processes to provide a smoother on-ramp to the cloud.  Now that cloud is a reality, we need to think about how application development has to evolve to fit the cloud.  The application life cycle is broken.  Programmers write code, run tests and “throw it over the wall” to Operations, where technicians then struggle to accommodate the resource requirements of the application. Old Code is Often Slow Code Applications heavy from … Read more

What CFOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

Cloud team member Janel Ryan touches on what CFOs need to know about cloud computing...CM  Today’s business environment requires CFOs to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.  Considering cloud computing, a CFO will likely hear a lot of hype, but the most important thing to consider in a cloud solution is “which business problems do I want to solve?”  Consider these: Maximize Cost Efficiencies From a cost saving perspective, cloud computing can preserve capital, turning a large, upfront CapEx into an OpEx.  Cost savings stem from providing a “pay as you go” model.  Strategy Cloud computing is not one-size-fits-all.  As you review your business needs and priorities, understand some appli … Read more

Should Email Live in the Cloud?

It's a question a lot of people are asking.  Let's hear from Matt Carey, senior director, product marketing, at SunGard Availability Services and one of the Cloud team members on the topic.  Should email live in the cloud?  The customers I’ve talked to say yes, and the analysts agree that email is the #1 application being evaluated for migration to the cloud.  Fact: 71% of companies will adopt cloud Recent research  by SunGard and IDG Research among key decision makers from mid- to large-sized companies shows 71% of respondents will be operational within the cloud over the next 18 months.  Forty-size percent already have implementations in progress, 12% will be operational within the next … Read more