Fifteen Best Practices for a Successful Data Center Migration

Archived Published: 06 March 2017 ID: G00324187


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Data center migrations are often complex and risky. These best practices will help I&O leaders invest the appropriate amount of time and money into planning, execution and testing in order to protect the business and maximize the chances of a successful data center migration.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • 1 — Skills and Expertise
    • 2 — Project Team
    • 3 — Preparation
    • 4 — Simplification
    • 5 — Interdependencies
    • 6 — Communication
    • 7 — Planning
    • 8 — Contingency Plan
    • 9 — Premigration Tests
    • 10 — Migration
    • 11 — Testing
    • 12 — Postmigration Tests
    • 13 — Audit
    • 14 — Closure
    • 15 — Updates
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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