IT Focus Area: infrastructure operations
June 17, 2015
Data Center Migrations in a High Stakes Business Environment
Editor's Note: Sirius and Forsythe are now one company. Sirius acquired Forsythe in October 2017 and we are pleased to share their exceptional thought leadership with you.
With the reality that the success of your business is critically linked to IT, the stakes for a significant event like a migration are raised exponentially. While migrations are common today, the path to a successful one can be anything but smooth due to numerous factors. That doesn’t mean the need to migrate assets, applications and/or data has to put your business in a “boom or bust” scenario, but rather you need to have a well-thought plan that greatly minimizes or even eliminates risks and maps you to short and long-term success.
While common struggles such as staff or expertise shortages, lack of documentation, accelerated deadlines and unplanned events may deal you a bad hand, a smart approach can still trump all. And it’s not just about managing the migration; it’s also about leveraging the project to thoroughly document your environment and look for opportunities around contingency planning, optimization and transformation.
View the on-demand recording to explore
- Common migration pitfalls and how to avoid them.
- How to minimize or eliminate disruptions to the business.
- Best practices for documenting and baselining your environment.
- Key strategy, planning and execution steps.