A Guide to a Successful Data Center Migration

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Executives in any organization are facing tough decisions about their business’ IT needs including growth, capacity and the ability to support the expanding goals of the organization. In some situations, the organization may elect to migrate its data center environment. For some, this is a frightening thought that has created many sleepless nights. However, the reality is that a data center migration can actually be an amazing opportunity to create an architecture built around direct strategy and long-term growth.

The trends around cloud computing, big data and IT consumerization will continue to increase. With that, many organizations will outgrow their existing environment and will have to outsource or build their own data center platform. With that in mind, C-level executives must examine several factors when making that decision to create an optimal data center migration plan. In this white paper from RagingWire Data Centers, we examine the key strategic points which must be integrated into any data center migration plan. This includes:

  • Asking the right questions – Before you start
  • Migration of necessity vs. Strategic migration
  • Platform alternatives – Data center, cloud, or hybrid
  • Making major decisions – Relocate existing IT equipment or purchase new
  • Mitigating migration risk – Dollars vs. Downtime
  • Identifying  and mitigating migration risk factors
  • Understanding key financial considerations
  • Migration execution – Logistics and Project Management

Furthermore, this white paper examines a case study where moving towards a cloud platform makes sense – and why it was a great decision for the organization.

Today’s data center market offers a lot more than just racks and space. The modern data center is considered to be the home of many new technologies. In fact, new organizations are born directly from the cloud and the data center. This increase in data center reliance has resulted in a boom for data center services.

As companies and their business needs grow – the data center will need to accommodate to new demands. Download this white paper today to understand the some of the major strategic issues that should be an integral part of your evaluation when forming a data center migration strategy.

About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the National Director of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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  1. Given the lively practical environment in which today’s data centers conduct, wherein applications and data in the production environment is growing frequently and is being reproduced to a remote DR facility on a regular basis.