Data is the most important asset in transforming businesses.
A clear, precise and well-monitored data center migration has the power to change an organization’s overall operating environment. These changes can have long-lasting effects on day-to-day efficiencies and overall business process and procedures.
Are you growing faster than your storage capacity? Consolidation and migration require rigorous planning and process evaluation. When migrating cloud-ready assets from your existing footprint into Azure, we evaluate your systems and requirements, weeding out inefficiencies.
Assess cross-platform scenarios and packaged offerings to suit your needs, from delivery services, architectural reviews, and resource scalability and optimization.
Data center migration gives you the opportunity to assess your current data center’s security protocols and procedures. Finding weaknesses and strengths in security protocols is the first step in preventing a breach or break-in.
Migrating your data into an updated system is the fastest way to ensure security. Achieve compliance with leading protection and encryption features including running reports and analytics without affecting customers.
How Your Data Center Migration Drives Your Digital Transformation
Cloud integration is critical to modernizing and future-proofing an organization’s digital transformation. During the lifespan of every IT environment, to increase efficiency, maintain security and improve cost-effectiveness, enterprises must assess the best path to manage, simplify, and optimize their data center migration.
Here are Five Keys to Future Proof Your Migration
Set a Clear Path to the Cloud
Go over planning and migration strategies for infrastructure, network connectivity, applications, data, security, and compliance requirements. Discover all your deployed applications, application dependencies, manufacturers, and versions to foolproof your migration
- Size Your Migration
See Beyond Migration
While cloud alone can deliver benefits to your business, such as application cost visibility, charge back, reliability, and performance, there are other areas of IT and operations that will be impacted.
- Network Infrastructure (WAN, Internet, communications, collaboration)
- E-commerce Business Units
- Sales and Marketing Services
- BI Groups and Divisions
- Finance and Legal
- Governance and Compliance
- Quality Assurance
- Options and Opportunities
A clear path to Cloud can be direct or winding. Many options are available from going Pure IaaS, to implementing IaaS + SaaS + On-Premise, to transforming with IaaS + SaaS.
How to evaluate: If you are already using virtualization of your workloads, IaaS can be relatively straightforward; however, straight VM moves may not include networking, virtual appliances and security.
IaaS + SaaS + On-Premise
How to evaluate: In addition to networking and security impacts, you could now have application communication impacts that require reconnecting, or even recoding, to support the micro-services available in the cloud SaaS environment.
IaaS + SaaS
How to evaluate:
Having good records of hardware configurations, installed applications, and supported organizations at the forefront of the process can help speed things up considerably. This also applies to in-house virtualized environments, with the added benefit that most hypervisor management systems have an inbuilt reporting system.
- Choose Your Partner to the Cloud
If you wish to evaluate how prepared or successful you are to implement your Data Center Migration, feel free to request a readiness assessment.