For over 20 years, we have been migrating customers' servers and data to new environments, new hosting providers, or simply to new versions of existing systems where a traditional upgrade process is not available. Our years of experience make us an excellent partner for companies facing such a migration process to a new technology.
The reason for a server migration can be a hardware change or the switch to new software. But it can also be triggered by an optimization process in which existing physical servers are virtualized to make better use of existing resources. Or maybe it's just because you're forced to move to a new system because the manufacturer no longer supports your old solution.
To avoid risk in such a move, we're here to support you with our in-depth knowledge and take care of all the necessary processes.
Nothing is as fast as change in IT. What was state-of-the-art yesterday is already unable to meet requirements today. This also applies to server hardware. Not only performance, but also manageability, security and availability are constantly being expanded and improved. This is especially true for climate protection, which has made enormous progress in terms of low energy consumption of the devices. And sooner or later, the decision to move will be taken away from you, since the old operating system is no longer supported and no drivers are supplied for the new operating system by the server manufacturer.
A solid planning of the tasks ahead is an important step in any server migration. This includes not only the preparations in the server room with regard to the new requirements (power and air conditioning), but also questions about licensing, any tools that may be required and the increased network load during the migration process must be clarified in advance..
Once the decision has been made in favor of a cloud provider (for example Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Microsoft Azure), the connection to the cloud via the Internet must also be taken into account, in contrast to a migration in the local network. When migrating larger workloads, it may also make sense to send the data to the cloud provider on hard disks. It may even be advisable to run on two tracks for a while in the form of a hybrid configuration until the full migration to the cloud has been completed.
Cloud providers support companies in the migration process with a range of tools and solutions (Amazon Server Migration Service, Microsoft SharePoint Migration Tool, etc.) to move databases, applications and users to the cloud.
As with conventional server migration, planning the necessary steps in advance is imperative. The question of how access to the cloud infrastructure will be realized and how cloud servers and user management will be managed should be answered at an early stage. Other relevant aspects should be clarified before the process of migration begins: the support of a live migration, the need for cloud resources, the data consumption of an application or the time in which databases should be available (for example, serverless Microsoft Azure SQL databases).
We are happy to support your company as a reliable partner in the successful migration to the cloud, so that you can fully exploit the advantages and flexibility of your new cloud solution later in operation.