Migration

Reduced risk. A smoother transition

All types of data & infrastructure. One approach

Migrating a system or service to new infrastructure or to the cloud is one of the most critical phases of an IT project. That's because it focuses on your most important assets – your data and the services that provide access to it. Whatever your challenge, our tried, tested and perfected step-by-step approach ensures a smooth transition and a successful outcome.

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What is migration?

What is migration?

Migration is the critical phase of an IT project where we move systems, applications or networks across to a new operating environment. The process can be complicated, due to the differences between the two environments, and because data might be controlled by third parties in different locations. As a result, we take great care to plan migrations before they start.

Migration planning workshop

Migration planning workshop

Good planning is absolutely vital to a migration's success. We hold workshops to build a shared understanding of your environment, requirements, dependencies and constraints. We'll take a service-centric view of what data we'll need to migrate and we'll examine everything, from timings, expectations and testing, to stakeholders' viewpoints. We'll then be ready to draw up detailed plans.

Service-centric migration plans

Service-centric migration plans

After the workshop, we'll develop detailed migration plans for the services that are in scope. We use a service-centric approach to reduce risks, simplify planning and minimise business impact during the migrations. Our plans cover everything involved with the migration, including our approach. When everyone's agreed, we'll be ready for a walk-through.

Communication, checks & a change freeze

Communication, checks & a change freeze

With plans agreed, your migration can nearly start. Before it does, it's important to communicate properly with all parts of your organisation, conduct any prerequisite checks and impose a change freeze on service or services in question.

 

Test runs, migration & final configuration

Test runs, migration & final configuration

For critical systems, there may be one or more test runs to prove our method works and that the post-migration configuration meets your requirements. So it could be we execute your migration plan more than once, simply omitting the final 'cutover to live' step on the test runs.

Benefits

Smooth transition

Smooth transition

With little or disruption to your organisation

Eliminates risk

Eliminates risk

Fully project-managed, using tried-and-tested procedures

Faster adoption

Faster adoption

Get applications, systems & services up and running quickly

Predictable costs

Predictable costs

Thanks to known process and timings

Phased process

Phased process

Our step-by-step approach reduces risks

Tried-and-tested approach

Tried-and-tested approach

Honed since 1994

What our customers had to say

Working with Proact's consultancy team, we quickly realised the potential of IT. By mapping our business objectives and challenges, the Mace Group board was able to understand the benefits of a new platform that dealt with the challenges of a growing business. Proact delivered a solution that helps us reduce cost, respond to the market quicker and operate a world class IT platform underpinning our IT strategy.”

Alan Webb, IT Operations Director, Mace Group

With a small in-house London based IT team and our many offices and power plants located on the African continent, management of our systems has been extremely challenging. Partnering with Proact has provided us with the flexibility and security of knowing that data and services are able to be restored within a small time frame.

Gary Mitchem, IT Director, Globeleq

It is easy to scale up as our needs grow, and saves plenty of space. We are also confident in Proact as a partner and trust their support as we deploy the new environment.

Jonas Lindberg, Operations Manager, Prosona Gruppen

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