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WSM Introduces Fixed Fee Server Image Migration Service
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 incompatibilities, application refactoring, delta data syncs or other technical tasks are needed to ensure a seamless, secure and effective migration.

"WSM has successfully completed over 250,000 server and application migrations since 2003, so we know best practices for almost every conceivable migration case. This experience enables us to evaluate and choose the right automated migration software for any customer environment, and thus offer an industry-first flat fee migration service pricing model," said Ryan Pelerin, founding partner and chief operating officer, WSM. "We view our SIMS offering as the next step in making server migrations simpler for our customers with the convenience of set pricing to aid budget planning combined with hassle-free service delivery and migration expertise, especially attractive for large-scale migrations and enterprise cloud adoption."

How it Works

The customer simply needs to know the number of servers and operating system (OS) versions for migration, and the primary data service, workload or application stack on each server. From there, WSM migration analysts assess the infrastructure and applications to select the best fit migration software among an expansive suite of WSM-vetted commercial, as well as proprietary WSM migration tools. The image creation, transfer and restore occurs without disruption to the customer's ongoing operations, and is tested thoroughly by the customer to ensure the image restore succeeded at the new destination prior to going into production.

"We're simplifying the migration of servers and workloads like never before - with an easy, intuitive sign-up process and clear service level agreements and descriptions of work to be performed," said Kenan Rappuchi, partner and vice president for strategic business development, WSM. "With a no-fail migration guarantee, volume discounts for larger enterprise migrations and a full suite of complementary professional services for security, transformation, disaster recovery (DR) and DevOps automation, we aim to make enterprise cloud adoption attainable and executable for any organization of any size, running literally any application stack."
Published Thursday, August 20, 2015 6:17 AM by David Marshall
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