Gartner Research

Data Center Migrations — Lessons That Will Save Time and Money

Published: 21 January 2015

ID: G00261715

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio


Many data center migration projects fail to meet overall expectations and rarely are completed on time. By focusing on the best practices in this research, CIOs and data center managers can be assured that their migration efforts won't get sidetracked and will stay within budget boundaries.

Table Of Contents


  • Define Objectives and Metrics for Success
  • Communicate Constantly
  • Put People First
  • Put Common Services Second
  • Leverage Supporters
  • Leap Frog — Learn as You Go
  • Build Momentum
  • Reuse Equipment, or Leverage Contracts
  • Benchmark Before and After
  • Drive/Advertise Efficiency
  • Bottom Line

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