With any transition or change in technology, mistakes can happen that lead to downtime, performance issues, and even potential security concerns. Working with the data center to manage the migration is one of the most effective ways to prevent these mistakes and eliminate challenges and difficulties in the process.
Trying a Single Move for Migration
A very common mistake in moving from an in-house server setup to a data center is trying to move all equipment and data at one time. Even if the move is a virtual one, stages are more effective for migration than a one-time event.
Not Having a Structured Plan
Understanding what order to move equipment or to transfer data and programs is critical. This is wh
ere using migration as a Service from the provider can be instrumental in preventing downtime and system problems.
Not Having the Necessary Equipment
The correct racks and connections are essential with any data center migration. Working with the provider to manage the transfer ensures the right equipment is available for installing and deploying the system.
Not Coordinating with the Service Team
Many of these mistakes hinge on a lack of coordination between the data center team and the IT team for the business. Ideally, these two groups should plan and structure the migration to limit issues.
Consider Additional Support and Manpower
Having the right professionals on the job during a data center migration is essential. If the in-house IT team or the data center providers are not experienced in the migration process, consider hiring an IT specialist to oversee the process.
Web Werks provides full management of all data center migration processes with Migration as a Service. To find out more, see us online at www.webwerks.in.