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Image Migration Service | @CloudExpo @WSMINTL #Cloud

Starting at $849 per server for most Linux and Windows servers. Migrate physical, virtual or 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 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."

About WSM International

WSM International (WSM) created the specialized data migration services segment in 2003, and today is recognized as the largest server and cloud migration service provider in the industry. WSM is the only service provider to guarantee a functionally flawless migration among all cloud, virtual and physical hosting environments, on all operating systems and versions, and virtually any type of application, workload or data asset.

In addition to its unrivaled migration experience, WSM offers a full spectrum of cloud adoption and transformation solutions including DevOps, security, compliance and cloud engineering services, as well as application, workload and infrastructure consulting, architecture, development, management and maintenance for just about every type of customer and industry - from small to midsize businesses and institutions to Fortune 100 global enterprises.

The company is headquartered in St. Clair Shores, Mich., with regional U.S. and international locations. For more information, visit https://wsmintl.com or email partners@wsmintl.com.

More Stories By Glenn Rossman

Glenn Rossman has more than 25 years communications experience working at IBM and Hewlett-Packard, along with startup StorageApps, plus agencies Hill & Knowlton and G&A Communications. His experience includes media relations, industry and financial analyst relations, executive communications, intranet and employee communications, as well as producing sales collateral. In technology, his career includes work in channel partner communications, data storage technologies, server computers, software, PC and UNIX computers, along with specific industry initiatives such as manufacturing, medical, and finance. Before his latest stint in technology, Glenn did business-to-business public relations on behalf of the DuPont Company for its specialty polymers products and with the largest steel companies in North America in an initiative focused on automakers.