RiverMeadow to Offer Workload Migration Test Drives Into VMware vCloud(R) Hybrid Service(TM)

RiverMeadow Helps Remove Cloud Migration Friction by Offering Workload Interoperability and Performance Assurance in VMware vCloud Hybrid Service

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) - RiverMeadow Software™ Inc., developer of the world's only automated cloud onboarding and workload mobility platform developed specifically for carrier and service provider clouds, today announced it will help minimize the risk and friction associated with migrating applications to the cloud. RiverMeadow is offering its clients the ability to experience start-to-finish "test drives" where end-users can test migrating a workload into VMware vCloud Hybrid Service™ at no cost for either the migration or the cloud account. To request a free test drive users can visit http://www.rivermeadow.com/vchs-testdrive.

Migrating workloads to the cloud can be filled with technical challenges and operational uncertainties. This can lead to slowed progress and stalled out migration initiatives that impede business growth for service providers and cost savings for their customers. RiverMeadow's Cloud Migration SaaS removes this friction and delivers true workload mobility to providers and end-users alike by automating what would normally be complex manual steps in the onboarding process while empowering IT leaders to verify interoperability of their applications in the target cloud before final cut over. The RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS is always available where and when you need it.

"As with any major investment, customers want a feel for what they're buying and to know that it will meet their needs. In this case it's a cloud environment for their mission critical IT applications," said Mark Shirman, President and CEO, RiverMeadow. "IT decision makers should have assurances that their applications will migrate and run in the new cloud environment without issue, whether it be function or performance. With VMware's support for thousands of applications, and RiverMeadow's ability to shift them at the OS level, we're confident that by offering a start-to-finish test-drive, customers will quickly see the value and move forward with their vCloud Hybrid Service adoption initiatives."

VMware vCloud Hybrid Service is a secure, dedicated hybrid cloud service operated by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere®. The service supports the thousands of applications and dozens of operating systems that are certified to run on vSphere, so businesses can run their applications in the cloud with no changes required. VMware vCloud Hybrid Service can deliver a faster path to cloud success, and return on investment, while minimizing risk.

"When it comes to migrating applications to the cloud, one wants to remove as much friction from the process as possible. This means removing as much manual effort and guesswork from the migration equation as you can," said Angelos Kottas, director, Marketing, vCloud Hybrid Service, VMware. "The RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS helps automate the migration of applications into vCloud Hybrid Service™. When one combines that capability with these start-to-finish test-drives, customers can realize a fast path to cloud."

VMware Partner Exchange is the annual global partner conference dedicated to enabling partners to be successful in selling and deploying VMware solutions, products and services. This year's event will be held February 10-13 at the Moscone West in San Francisco. Attendees interested in a free "test drive" of a workload into VMware vCloud Hybrid Service are invited to stop by the RiverMeadow booth #232 for more details on how to take advantage of this offer. Additional details can be found at http://www.rivermeadow.com/vchs.

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About RiverMeadow Software
RiverMeadow Software Inc., with offices in San Jose, California and Westford, Massachusetts, is a privately held company founded in October 2009. RiverMeadow develops industry-leading SaaS that automates the migration of physical, virtual and cloud-based servers into and between public, private and hybrid clouds. Our RiverMeadow Cloud Migration SaaS sets the standard for migrating server workloads over the last mile into the cloud and intelligently brokering workloads between cloud locations once there. For more information please visit www.rivermeadow.com.

RiverMeadow is a trademark or registered trademarks of RiverMeadow Software. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For further information visit: www.rivermeadow.com.

VMware, vSphere and vCloud Hybrid Service are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.

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–  Richard Scannell, President and CEO, RiverMeadow

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