Transform your operating environment.
A data center migration can completely transform an operating environment converting the data center from a cost center into a nerve center that supports business growth and accelerates time to market for products and services.
Done well, a data center migration is a quiet affair — with no outages, data losses, or security breaches. It all begins with a migration-specific methodology, a framework for a successful data center migration project.
A migration-specific methodology helps ensure operational stability and business continuity. It both guides and protects an enterprise in realizing all the benefits of a migration. David-Kenneth Group’s data center migration methodology consists of 5 phases:
It is a robust process that has been market-tested for over a decade with a proven track record of success. It delivers an on time, on budget migration project 100% of the time with zero unplanned outages. It strikes a healthy balance between overbearing processes and the appropriate amount of rigor needed to produce predictable results. Learn more about our methodology.
Migration Strategy Board
The Migration Strategy Board is designed to help organizations understand how to develop a data center migration strategy. It is a simple rendering of David-Kenneth Group’s data center migration methodology.
The board is organized into the 5 phases of our methodology. It guides you from start to finish from block to block. Each block includes objectives, deliverables, tools, and action items. In total there are 80 deliverables and 15 proprietary tools.
There are 6 primary cost drivers of a data center migration project:
- Size and scale of your IT infrastructure
- Staff/Vendor experience (including unique technical skill sets, e.g., mainframe, AS400, AIX, DBA, Cloud, etc.)
- Hardware, software and facility costs
- Degree of transformation and modernization
- An organization’s acceptable level of risk
Every organization has unique business dynamics and requirements that drive up or down the cost of a data center migration. However, generally speaking the costs are categorized into the afore mentioned 5 drivers.