Migration

Don’t let your customers suffer from migration hesitation.

Migrations can be a stressful time for any company. Multi-team collaboration is often difficult, delays are common, and there can be significant commercial impacts if they go wrong. These risks can prevent a lot of companies from making the jump. However, doing nothing isn’t an option. Postponing migrations often leads to security risks, loss in functionality and frustrated staff.

Contact our specialists and they can introduce you to the perfect range of solutions to give your customers peace of mind.

Types of migration

Hover over the boxes to find out about types of migrations and examples of when they might be used. Our vendors can help with all of them so if you have a question just ask.

Database Migration

Database Migration

The migration from one database to another. This is common in mergers or fast-growing companies who need more advanced or intuitive platforms.

Software Update Migration

Software Update Migration

Often the migration from one operating system to another. This could be due to the previous version going end of life, like the recent Windows 7 example.

Application Migration

Application Migration

Application migrations take place when companies switch vendors or platforms. Examples include implementing a new HR system or switching from one CRM to another.

Cloud Migration

Cloud Migration

Companies all over the world are opting to move their infrastructures and databases to the cloud to reduce costs, increase capacity and move away from large on-prem servers.

Storage Migration

Storage Migration

Storage migrations are when data is transferred from one storage medium to another. For example, data from Outlook being migrated to a marketing automation platform.

Business Process Migration

Business Process Migration

Business process migration is the complex transfer of applications and databases containing information about customers, products, and operations e.g.: mergers or reorganisations.

faq

Preparing for the move is almost as daunting as the move itself. Making sure everything is moved safely and securely is the main priority. For end-users, the backups that they create before migrating ensures that data can be recovered in case the migration doesn't go as planned. In this event, organised rollback plans mitigate the risk of losing data.

Finding the perfect migration method for a company is similar to a bird finding the perfect route over the Atlantic. It’s a giant open space and it feels like anything goes. However, in the planning stage of a migration project it’s important to discuss every element of the migration, from the data types to the new environment, and all the security vulnerabilities along the way. Discussing this with an experienced product specialist will help clear the fog and build a specific solution stack and method suited to your customers.

TEST! Test, test, test, test, test. It’s the most important rule of change management, especially with the security risks of migration. Wherever possible, the tests should be carried out in a development environment first rather than a live or production environment. Even after stringent testing, back-up software is highly recommended in the event of any data loss.

This is case specific and depends on the type and method of migration – there are no hard and fast rules unfortunately. Every stage of the process should be tested, altered, and tested again. Every newly implemented piece of software and environment should also be tested for performance, capacity and security before being rolled out as part of the migration process.

Backing up all data prior to the migration is essential, as is having an agreed rollback procedure. That way, if there is any breech or data loss, the information can be cross-examined and recovered with minimal downtime. Carrying out the migration outside of normal business hours will also reduce the impact of potential delays and downtime and give the IT team time to reverse the migration if it does come down to that.

An attempted cyber-attack occurs every 39 seconds. Cyber-criminals specifically target vulnerabilities and known events that might cause a lower level of security than usual. Cyber-attacks resulting in large-scale data loss due to apparent negligence can result in huge fines and criminal charges. That’s why it’s vital to secure migration processes.

Back-ups are an important asset to a business. Making sure a business's data is secure and can easily be recovered in case of an emergency is essential. Once migrated, there are specific environment monitoring and management solutions to ensure the security and optimum performance of the new environment.

Are your customers planning a Microsoft Migration?

One of the biggest hurdles your customers will face when choosing to adopt Microsoft technologies is migrating from their existing platform. To help you accelerate your customers’ move to Microsoft we offer migration services delivered by technically certified engineers.

  • Mapping Migration
  • SQL Migration
  • ARM Migration
  • IaaS Migration
  • PaaS Migration
  • Email Migration

These services are a great way to provide your customers with added value. They also take away the pain of having to find in-house expertise and resources to support your customers’ technical requirements.

As a Microsoft Indirect Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) we are also here to help you accelerate your Microsoft resale business and create a reliable new revenue stream. Get in touch with our Microsoft Business Development Manager, James Bayliss, to enquire about your customers' Microsoft migrations.

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Migration Solutions from our Vendors

Select a vendor and discover what products and resources are available

Successful IT modernisation requires proper analysis, prioritisation and planning. Flexera provides the actionable intelligence your customers need to optimise their migration—no matter where they are on their journey.

Software Update Migration

AdminStudio helps users understand which applications will require attention based on their current and future application portfolio, as well as for deployments such as migrating to Windows 10. It allows businesses to plan, package and deliver all physical, virtual and mobile applications, helping to ensure faster service delivery with continuous and predictable deployment.

Application Migration

AdminStudio helps users monitor applications and their current and future application portfolio. It allows businesses to plan, package and deliver all physical, virtual and mobile applications, helping to ensure faster service delivery with continuous and predictable deployment.

Flexera

Flexera delivers IT management solutions that enable enterprises to accelerate the return on their technology investments. They help organisations inform their IT with total visibility into complex hybrid ecosystems, so they can transform their IT by rightsizing across all platforms, reallocating spend, reducing risk and charting the most effective path to the cloud.

In 2020 they introduced a separate entity for their software licensing and compliance division – Revenera.

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Secure, simple, ZeroIMPACT Microsoft platform migration and consolidation. Quest’s solutions simplify and automate migration tasks so users can finish the project faster while minimising the costs, risks and disruptions to users.

Database Migration

SharePlex: Perform impact-free Oracle database migrations and upgrades without downtime or data loss.

Foglight PI Edition: Enables users to proactively detect, monitor, manage and resolve performance issues before they impact the database and migration project.


Software Update Migration

KACE SDA: Offers a fast, automated way to execute large-scale OS deployment, driver installation and user state migration.


Application Migration

Foglight: Enables users to proactively detect, monitor, manage and resolve performance issues before they impact the application and migration project.


Cloud Migration

On Demand: SaaS based solution that supports a complete O365 tenant to tenant migration project, including coexistence, mailboxes, teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and more.

BinaryTree: Enables enterprises everywhere to transform and manage change with the Microsoft cloud with market-leading cloud migration software and SaaS solutions.

Metalogix Essentials: Use a complete solution to migrate content and manage users, content and licenses on Office 365 using a single unified platform.

SharePlex: No special setup is needed and it’s easy to replicate on-premises Oracle, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure databases to the cloud while allowing daily processes to continue uninterrupted.

Enterprise reporter: Ensures that the on-prem security policies are maintained during and after a migration. It offers real time reports on who has access to what, ensuring unused accounts are disabled and user dependencies are maintained post migration.

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Storage Migration

Secure Copy: An automated solution for securely migrating data, shares, printers and more. The tool provides the flexibility to control how data is migrated and doesn’t require the use of agents or scripts.


Business Process Migration

SharePlex: Perform impact-free business process migrations and upgrades without downtime or data loss.

Foglight PI Edition: Enables users to proactively detect, monitor, manage and resolve performance issues before they impact the business and migration project.

KACE SDA: Offers a fast, automated way to execute large-scale OS deployment, driver installation and user state migration.

On Demand: SaaS based solution that supports a complete O365 tenant to tenant migration project, including coexistence, mailboxes, teams, SharePoint, OneDrive and more.

BinaryTree: Enables enterprises everywhere to transform and manage change processes with the Microsoft cloud with market-leading migration software.

Metalogix Essentials: Use a complete solution to migrate processes and manage users, content and licenses on Office 365 using a single unified platform.

Enterprise Reporter: Offers real time reports on who has access to what, ensuring unused accounts are disabled and user dependencies are maintained post migration.

Secure Copy: An automated solution for securely migrating data, shares, printers and more. The tool provides the flexibility to control how data is migrated and doesn’t require the use of agents or scripts.

Quest

Quest creates software solutions that make the benefits of new technology real in an increasingly complex IT landscape. From database and systems management to Active Directory and Office 365 management, and cyber security resilience, Quest helps customers solve their next IT challenge now. Quest Software - where next meets now.

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