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Migrating and Modernizing Windows Workloads on AWS

15 Jul
By: ClearScale
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Cloud adoption statistics continue to rise, but that doesn’t mean your company should jump on the cloud bandwagon — at least not without the right strategy and assistance. It’s one thing to implement software-as-a-service (SaaS) or a cloud-first strategy for new systems. It’s an entirely different ball game when it comes to migrating Windows workloads to the cloud — particularly legacy systems and those that require high availability. When moving to the cloud, it’s usually not enough to

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4 Ways Graviton Processors Make the Cloud Journey Better

17 May
By: ClearScale
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By Vyacheslav Gorlov Senior Solutions Architect, ClearScale Server processors power all the cloud services, and Intel and AMD have long dominated this market. Slowly, however, other companies started making inroads ─ including Amazon Web Services (AWS) with its Graviton processors. That’s why it was big news earlier this year when AWS announced it was adding to its family of Graviton2-powered Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2) instances. It signifies that AWS is making a strong commitment to its custom-built, Arm-based Graviton server

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5 Key Benefits of Moving Windows Workloads to AWS

02 Mar
By: ClearScale
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Today, there are numerous advantages to migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows workloads on the cloud. Companies that plan ahead and execute well can improve performance significantly while also reducing costs and overhead. In addition, industry-leading public cloud providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) now offer a multitude of fully managed solutions and tools to help organizations elevate their IT. In other words, companies are running out of reasons to stick with legacy tech. Below, we describe the top five benefits

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Reducing Data Warehouse Costs and Increasing Scalability by Migrating to AWS

29 Oct
By: ClearScale
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Today, many organizations are migrating on-premises data infrastructure to the cloud to reduce warehousing costs and increase scalability. One institution began its cloud migration when its custom-built Oracle database couldn’t support their advanced research initiatives. Now, the organization has a cloud-based data infrastructure that can scale and adapt as needed over the long term. The Challenge The organization originally hired a third-party software development firm to design and host its on-premises data warehouse using Oracle RDBMS to support research

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5 Steps to Estimate Your Cloud Migration Costs

31 Aug
By: ClearScale
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There are many well-known benefits of moving from an on-premises IT infrastructure to a cloud environment. Ease of use, scalability, security, and high availability are just some of the advantages that the cloud provides. But one important factor often goes unknown - the cost of the cloud migration. Determining an accurate assessment isn’t easy. Each organization is unique, with different business objectives, varying goals, and specific IT requirements. And while they usually offer similar services, each cloud services provider

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Estimating Cloud Migration Costs

24 Aug
By: ClearScale
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Cloud migration offers numerous financial benefits — particularly when the migration is to AWS cloud services. Still, making the move isn’t free. Well thought-out migration planning is critical for creating a budget, adhering to it, and avoiding excessive and/or unexpected expenses. In a previous blog, we discussed one aspect of that planning: using information about current on-premise infrastructure to calculate cloud environment costs. In addition, there will be costs associated with the actual migration process, including any application modernization

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Why You Shouldn’t Migrate to the Cloud Without an Expert Partner

21 May
By: ClearScale
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Many businesses today are brushing up against the limitations of legacy IT architecture. On-premises systems don’t cut it anymore for those who need to scale, innovate, and adapt to market trends and competitive disruption. However, migrating critical applications away from old-school infrastructure can be intimidating and difficult. Companies that require more than simple “lift-and-shift” migrations must have robust capabilities and expertise to move to the cloud successfully. Otherwise, they can fall victim to a variety of issues in the

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ClearScale Attains Migration Competency from Amazon Web Services

25 Jul
By: ClearScale
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ClearScale, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has always put a focus on the needs of our clients. Regardless of the complexity or subtle nuances to the requirements our diverse clientele have asked of us over the years, our expertise, deep-seated knowledge of AWS services, and our ability to leverage those services has allowed us to deliver solutions that exceed our customers’ expectations time and again. Due to our overwhelming success with client migrations and implementations, ClearScale was recently awarded an

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A “Premier” Stamp of Approval

11 Aug
By: ClearScale
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It’s hard to imagine that in just three years since its official launch in the Spring of 2012, the AWS Partner Network (APN) has grown in size to include more than 2,200 technology and consulting partners, each specializing in helping companies build successful AWS-based applications and services. Of course, Amazon is well-accustomed to seeing numbers of exponential growth. At this point, there is no denying the fact that Amazon continues to dominate the cloud. And for those of

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