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 IT||Risk of Migration|
|Business||How to maintain business continuity?|
|Applicatons||How to avoid disruption to applications ? How to migrate legacy applications ?|
|Data||How to move safely terabytes of mission critical data?|
|Processing||How to move hundreds of servers and operating systems?|
|Network||How to prevent security breaches and increased latency ?|
|Installations||What 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
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.
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
|ACTIVITIES : RATING||ALIGN 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 PLAN||DEVELOPING 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 detailed||Create 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 MIGRATION||PREPARE AND COORDINATE PEOPLE , RESOURCES , TRANSPORT AND PARTNER OF MIGRATION FOR THE MOVEMENT|
|Validation phase plane prior to movement||Coordinate the data center staff and partners in the migration , providing a comprehensive Communication Plan|
|Monitor the level of physical migration||Verify 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 objectives||Promote 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 project||Improve communication , reduce conflict and risks|
|Deliverable : Project Plan|