You have decided to move your data and applications to the cloud for better security and lower localized costs, but now what? Migration to the cloud requires a solid plan to allow your workflow to continue.
Step 1: Infrastructure and Workload Analysis
These are some of the significant factors that need to be taken into consideration:
Step 2: Creating the New Technical Infrastructure
Niko Computers IT Support will lay out a highly detailed, comprehensive blueprint of the new infrastructure, including, but not limited to: Business Continuity, all workstations, servers, Operating Systems, DNS requirements, network details, load balance, delivery of applications, bandwidth, Sign in & backups or storage needs post-migration.
Step 3: Implementation of the Migration Plan:
Niko Computers IT Support takes all factors into account in creating the Project parameters for a smooth migration: necessary tools and details, a timeline designed to allow for your workflow to proceed without even the slightest interruption, pre and post-migration cost estimations and any necessary staff deployment training, resources needed, roll-back and contingency plans, and recommended vendor(s).
Step 4: Working with Vendors and Service Providers
Niko Computers IT Support will discuss the scope of work in depth with the vendor to determine functionality and best vendor practices for migration with no downtime or data loss.
Niko Computers IT Support will also ensure vendor support is available during and post-migration to ensure end users can access and navigate the new system.
Step 6: Technical Review
Niko Computers IT Support performs a comprehensive review of all infrastructure and workload details with our Project Managers, verifying with your project leader that every aspect that could affect your internal workflow will be addressed. Ant changes during this period will become part of the plan moving forward.
Step 7: Migration Implementation & Management
All aspects of timelines & any milestones are cemented in place, our certified Project team members are identified, and the Project begins.
Step 8: Delivery & Testing
The migration is tested on an ongoing basis to reveal any unforeseen issues. Issues are addressed and resolved.
Step 9: Post-Migration Support
Project sign-off occurs once the Cloud Migration of all data, applications and infrastructure is completed and re-tested.
Niko Computers IT Support provides thorough support services throughout the transition and your staff’s post-migration adaptation to the new infrastructure.