What type of data center migration should I execute?
"In the next two years, 55 percent of organizations will be forced to modernize their data centers."
For a large number of organizations, there is a need to modernize to keep pace. IDC predicts that, in the next two years, 55 percent of organizations will be forced to modernize their data centers. Enterprises are increasingly discovering that their legacy equipment and systems are not supported by new data center infrastructure or are not compatible with new data center security policies.
Other reasons to execute a data center migration are mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and growth. With an M&A, there may be a need to consolidate data centers, while business growth could initiate a data center move or build. Regardless of the initiative, enterprises are finding themselves in need of a data center overhaul that increases agility, reduces costs, and speeds time to market.
Migration TypesOrganizations spend millions planning and executing migrations that don’t deliver on expectations. To avoid this, evaluate the following factors before deciding on the right
"Evaluate the following factors before deciding on the right migration types for your project."
- What are your business goals and requirements?
- What pain points are you seeking to remediate in your current operating environment?
- What does your current IT landscape look like?
- What is your time line, risk tolerance, and budget?
"The global data center colocation market is expected to grow by 17%"
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Choosing a migration typeSelecting the right migration type is one of the many decisions an organization must make in the course of a migration project. In most cases, a business will require a hybrid migration with multiple migration methods, such as virtual to virtual, physical to virtual, physical to cloud, public cloud to private cloud, forklift, etc...
Each business and operating environment is unique, with its own set of requirements, IT assets, and challenges. For example, if you have minimal downtime allowances for client-facing services, a physical relocation might be out of the question. However, if you have a limited budget and a short time frame in which to execute a migration, a physical relocation could be the right fit for back-office applications. We recommend using a migration matrix that maps your business requirements to the optimal migration paths.
For help with your migration matrix, please contact us. We can share an example of a migration matrix we've used to help ensure you deliver on business and technical expectations.
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