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Automated cloud management software supplier and migration services firm combine forces

RackWare and WSM Announce Agreement to Facilitate Cloud Migrations

RackWare and WSM International have announced an agreement that brings together RackWare automated cloud management software and WSM migration services specialists to assist customers with transitioning workloads to public cloud computing resources.

WSM is now a certified RackWare Partner and has added RackWare Management Module (RMM) software to its complement of solutions that can help quickly and easily migrate customer workloads. RackWare now has the ready resources and market-leading expertise of WSM certified specialists to help customers through the migration process.

The companies recently worked together on an enterprise customer migration project to transition a custom application and SQL stack on Windows 2012 servers from a different managed hosting service provider to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (U.S.) platform.

"Our software provides automation when migrating on-premises workloads to public clouds accelerating migration projects from several weeks to just days and saving over $1,000 per server in the process," said Sash Sunkara, CEO and co-founder of RackWare. "We are delighted to partner with WSM to offer a capable services complement and help our customers move smoothly through the migration process."

RMM is capable of cloning production servers by enabling full replication of the operating system, applications and data from production servers into cloud recovery instances.

"RackWare's software gives us an innovative and market-tested tool to apply when we're helping customers migrate workloads," said Ryan Pelerin, founding partner and chief operating officer, WSM. "We're motivated by anything we can do to make migrations faster and more efficient."

WSM cloud transformation professional services include consulting, architecture, discovery and assessment, dependency mapping, migration, configuration, development, DevOps, load testing, security, and testing to ensure a comprehensive and successful cloud adoption experience for every WSM customer and partner.

About RackWare
RackWare allows enterprises to use the public cloud as just another resource for their internal infrastructure - for disaster recovery, as well as scaling purposes. With its unique ability to be platform and cloud agnostic, RackWare's flagship solution, the RackWare Management Module (RMM), allows workloads to be ported between any platform, virtual or physical, and any cloud. RackWare has moved thousands of workloads for hundreds of customers and has partnerships with large Service Providers and VARs. RackWare was founded in 2009 and is based in Milpitas, Calif. For more information, go to: www.rackwareinc.com.

About WSM International
WSM International (WSM) created the specialized data migration services segment in 2003, and today is recognized as the world's 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.

Today, WSM offers a full spectrum of cloud adoption and transformation solutions including a dedicated DevOps practice, 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 [email protected].

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