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Fifteen Best Practices for a Successful Data Center Migration

Published: 06 March 2017

ID: G00324187

Analyst(s): Henrique Cecci


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
  • Key Challenges



  • 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

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