WSM International, a provider of cloud and server migration services, has unveiled a new, free service to help organizations determine if their hosted computing infrastructure is properly sized for current and future needs.
IT systems examined during the evaluation process may include hardware, software, database, networking or any other technical aspect of the hosted environment. The resulting report would tell a customer if systems are underperforming and/or if their organization is overpaying for resources they’ll never fully use.
The no-cost WSM Environment Evaluation includes:
- An inventory of the current programs, services, and applications running in the environment
- Details on CPU, memory, load average, and disk usage
- Security, Performance, and Transformation recommendations, if applicable
- Competitive cost analysis of up to four hosting providers
- WSM migration recommendations and estimate
- Potential cost savings calculation
“Since 2003, WSM has completed thousands of migrations and when we are involved in advising on best practices from the start of the project, we make sure that the customer migrates to the correctly sized environment,” said Ryan Pelerin, CEO of WSM. “But this isn’t always the case. As many as half of all migrations don’t move to a properly sized environment. Many organizations just move their IT systems with little or no thought as to whether or not their current or planned configuration makes technical or economic sense. With our Environment Evaluation service, we are automating more than 14 years of WSM migration expertise to ensure that the new hosted infrastructure makes economic, technical and operational sense before making the actual move. In our experience, we’ve helped organizations reduce their hosting costs by more than 50 percent.”
The announcement follows the news that LeaseWeb – one of the world’s largest Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers delivering on-demand hosting solutions including dedicated servers, cloud-based servers, colocation services and hybrid cloud offerings – announced a partnership with WSM International. WSM will provide migration services for organizations wishing to “easily, safely and quickly” move their IT infrastructure to LeaseWeb’s range of hosted and cloud services.