Lan & Wan Solutions

Reduce the risk of migration of the data center network

Optimize the architecture and IT investments while reducing complexity and risk

Migrations can help enterprises and service providers to maintain its leadership in the market, make your environment more flexible and reduce the total cost of ownership, compliance with regulatory requirements and future growth plans. The data center is a resource’s mission-critical, therefore, efforts by data center migration or its IT resources (applications, data, computer, network, server and/or facilities), if they are planned and managed in so careful, they can become arduous enterprises, large and complex to be accomplished, even for investments and significant risks related. To be successful, the projects of data center migration must overcome challenges architectural, business and operations of the various components of the IT stack; Some examples of these challenges are the continuity of business operations, migration of legacy applications and packaged, the preservation of mission-critical data during the migration and the prevention of security breaches. On the other hand, migration is a good opportunity to update the architecture, testing procedures virtualization and save on energy consumption for power and cooling to maximize their investment in the data center.

To be successful , the strategy for migrating the data center should ensure:

    • The precise coordination of the complex transfer operations of mission-critical resources in the data center between sites and / or platforms.
    • The business continuity , maintaining the level of performance and availability of applications while providing services are operational during all physical movements and/or platform. When the margin of error allowed is minimal or no, it is essential to avoid costly outages and unplanned or performance degradation that can affect the user experience.

To mitigate these risks is necessary to have specialized skills in different fields: architecture, business, operational, technological and strategic. This would require a significant commitment of training for the personnel of companies and service providers.

Tab. Challenges and approach to data center migration

Stack ITRisk of Migration
BusinessHow to maintain business continuity?
ApplicatonsHow to avoid disruption to applications ? How to migrate legacy applications ?
DataHow to move safely terabytes of mission critical data?
ProcessingHow to move hundreds of servers and operating systems?
NetworkHow to prevent security breaches and increased latency ?
InstallationsWhat are the conditions of the new plants in terms of power, cooling, operation?

Lan & Wan Solutions Data Center Migration Services companies and service providers can make their environment more flexible and improve the end user experience, reducing risk, complexity and use of resources during the migration. The services offered are based on an architecture of the data center edge and a strategy that uses proven migration methodologies that take advantage of the skills and partnership Lan & Wan Solutions. Our services have as their objectives to reduce the risks associated with large-scale changes and eliminate delays and additional costs of the migration project. Services Lan & Wan migration will be safe and reliable. We do not just mitigate the risk, but we help the customer to make money investments in the data center, working with his team on the project to evaluate and develop the strategy of the data center in line with the company’s goals, which may include the Improve work access to the data, the higher profits and more. Keep up with the emerging data center technologies, evaluate the architectural value of these technologies for the company and then define a long-term implementation strategy will help to ensure that the elements of the data center being transferred continue to be fully operational and functional for the future.

Maximize the value of the data center migration by reducing the risk

Lan & Wan Solutions Data Center Migration Services reduce the risks and complexity of the migration project, whether it be a complete migration of the data center or a partial migration. How do you define a successful migration? A migration project is considered successful when the strategic objectives are achieved within budget and time set, maximizing the value and return on investment. The migration services are based on the specific methods of Lan & Wan Solutions that include various components such as assessment, groups of movements, the migration strategy, risk analysis and risk mitigation plan, the migration plan and implementation of the migration, and the management unit of the program. As data centers have significant interdependencies, the migration methodologies Lan & Wan are applied to each area of ​​the entire IT stack, including the business scope, application, server, storage, network, facilities and resources operational. This approach has been set for identifying the risks associated with migration and manage them from the earliest stages of the project. Customers who choose the services Lan & Wan rely on the vast experience of Lan & Wan Solutions in the migration of the data center and can count on the success of the project regardless of size, complexity and scope. The holistic approach significantly reduces the cost of project management and provides a safe path to complete it on time. Lan & Wan Solutions Data Center Migration Services, also a large-scale migration can be implemented with reduced risk, faster and a better return on investment.

Methods of data center migration Lan & Wan Solutions

Data Center Migration

Capacity of the data center migration end-to-end

Proven methodology to significantly reduce the margin of error

Cutting-edge tools to reduce the risks and costs of migration

Collaborations with experienced partners

Today’s investments are vantaggiosti in the future

Methodologies of data center migration of Lan & Wan Solutions

Within the data center, enterprise applications depend on several software components, running on servers connected to networks and storage devices. The hardware and software components of the data center have interactions and interdependencies complex and mission-critical, which may not be documented. Our 19 years of experience with more than 100,000 devices installed and 6,000 customer interactions every year, we are taught that relationships and interdependencies undocumented are riskier, since they can generate incorrect connections or disconnections involuntary infrastructure that It supports applications and cause major disruption to applications. To significantly reduce this risk hidden, Lan & Wan Solutions (Application Dependency Mapping) provides a holistic view of the interdependencies and thorough notes and hidden, so that you can consider when planning your migration. Lan & Wan Solutions addresses these interdependencies from three different points of view: server, network and business. The network offers the best vantage point for understanding the interactions between servers and between applications. Lan & Wan Solutions stands out for its ability to make detailed maps of the invisible interdependencies that could lead to performance problems, potentially until you get to a stopping of applications and SLA.

Advantages

Lan & Wan Solutions Data Center Migration Service companies and service providers can optimize the architecture of the data center and the IT investment, reduce risk and complexity of migration.

The service allows you to :

  • To consolidate a large number of legacy data centers into fewer data center more strategic, large and effective
  • Virtualizing the data center resources and automate processes for provisioning , reducing the time needed to deploy new business applications
  • Go to the cloud , private or hybrid, more agile
  • Develop an architecture of data centers can support the analysis of big data to gather business intelligence
  • Create an architecture that enables programmability SDN / OpenFlow

Exploit the current investment in the data center in the future

Lan & Wan Solutions offers a development strategy in the data center in the long term. Our consultants analyze the needs of the company and its IT stack to define a multi-annual strategy for each technology, and provide tips on how to immediately implement this or other strategies that might be necessary during the migration. In this way, the company realizes the full value of their investment in migration and updates its data center strategy to meet new business needs.

Experience of Lan & Wan Solutions

Lan & Wan Solutions Data Center Migration Service is provided by our team of professionals qualified and specialized in technologies related to the data center. Our consultants have direct experience and current planning , design and migration of data centers and their constituent components: applications, data, networks, servers and storage.

Flexible support options

A service of quality technical support is important, it is that migration concerns the entire data center, whether it interests only a few components. Lan & Wan Data Center Solution Support Service for Critical Infrastructure is designed to integrate the product support provided by Lan & Wan Solutions and its technology partners, in order to resolve in a more targeted and rapid the complex problems relating to the infrastructure of date center. Solution Support provides priority access to a single point of contact, represented by Lan & Wan Solutions team of specialists in the infrastructure of the data center, to manage, analyze and solve problems at the level of the entire solution , including cooperation with the support team of third-party products.

Why Choose Lan & Wan Solutions for the data center?

A service of quality technical support is important, it is that migration concerns the entire data center, whether it interests only a few components. Lan & Wan Data Center Solution Support Service for Critical Infrastructure is designed to integrate the product support provided by Lan & Wan Solutions and its technology partners, in order to resolve in a more targeted and rapid the complex problems relating to the infrastructure of date center. Solution Support provides priority access to a single point of contact, represented by Lan & Wan Solutions team of specialists in the infrastructure of the data center, to manage, analyze and solve problems at the level of the entire solution, including cooperation with the support team of third-party products.

Table 1. Activities , deliverables and benefits of Lan & Wan Migration Service


ACTIVITIES AND DELIVERABLE

ADVANTAGES
ACTIVITIES : RATINGALIGN BUSINESS OBJECTIVES AND TECHNICAL OBJECTIVES OF MIGRATION
Analyze the factors and business objectives of the main migration
Identify the physical and logical infrastructure to migrate

Identify resources infrastructure end-to-end in the data center, including business components, applications, servers, networks, storage, systems and operations

Establish detailed and holistic interdependencies between applications , servers , storage and networking components

Identify critical interdependencies between resources thanks to Lan & Wan Solutions Application Dependency Mapping
Knowing the needs and constraints of migration

Identify key business processes and critical applications
Set expectations about the level of service , so that the planning, design and implementation of data center migration take place respecting the required levels
Analyze the ability of operations management , backup / recovery and disaster recovery

Analyze the obligations and the windows of planned downtime by SLA ( Service Level Agreement )

Analyze the requirements of the plant and the new data center

Analyze the processes of change management

DELIVERABLE : REPORT OF RESOURCES IT INFRASTRUCTURE

ACTIVITIES : DESIGNING GROUPS OF MOVEMENT
STREAMLINING THE NUMBER OF TRANSFERS TO ENSURE BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND AVAILABILITY OF APPLICATIONS

Rate the interdependencies of applications and infrastructure

Rate dependencies related to time zones

Create groups of movements and components within each group

ACTIVITIES : STRATEGY FOR MIGRATION
SELECT A STRATEGY FOR MIGRATION STREAMLINING ENVIRONMENTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND OPERATING AND ANTICIPATE ANY PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL TO CREATE A PLAN TO MITIGATE THE RISK
For each type of resource , conduct workshops with the client to obtain and review the business and technical requirement for the migration strategy of the resource
Select the proper migration strategy for moving
DELIVERABLE : REPORT ON THE STRATEGY OF MIGRATION OF DATA CENTER
ACTIVITIES : RISK ANALYSIS AND MITIGATION PLANDEVELOPING MANAGEMENT PLANS AND KEY EVENTS TO EXPLOIT THE OPPORTUNITIES AND AVOID OR MITIGATE RISK DURING THE MIGRATION , BY PROVIDING AN ANALYSIS OF RISKS DETAILED
Identify the risks that could cause delays in migration

Create a plan for mitigating risk
Deliverable: Report di analisi dei rischi della migrazione
Activities : Migration plan detailedCreate a migration plan that minimizes cost, risk , and temp

Planning stages prior to movement , removing the rack , loading , transport , unloading and rack mounting

Define a migration process to mitigate risk
Execute the test plan and validation environment prior to implementation and after implementation

Plan restore point based on RTO / RPO ( Recovery Time Objective / Recovery Point Objective )

DELIVERABLE : PROJECT PLAN MIGRATION
ACTIVITIES : IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN OF MIGRATIONPREPARE AND COORDINATE PEOPLE , RESOURCES , TRANSPORT AND PARTNER OF MIGRATION FOR THE MOVEMENT
Validation phase plane prior to movementCoordinate the data center staff and partners in the migration , providing a comprehensive Communication Plan
Monitor the level of physical migrationVerify that the data migration plan is working as intended before transferring the entire archive production data application

Activities : Management Unit Program
Reduce total cost of ownership of the project
It develops and controls the relationship and interdependencies between individual project activities within the program , to respect its objectivesPromote a more efficient use of resources
He is responsible for planning and obtaining funding and governance of the program , as well as monitoring and control of the project expenses at the component level
Improve cost control and budget management
It deals with the definition of specific quality standards and supervision so that the program achieves its objectives ; It ensures the implementation of quality standards in the projectImprove communication , reduce conflict and risks
Deliverable : Project Plan

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