High availability data center

“Moving your data center without interrupting the business”

Challenges:

Typical challenges with data center moves include:

  • Avoiding disruption of business
  • Technical complexity
  • Legacy software and databases
  • Managing platforms and OS’s
  • Phased, or Big Bang approach?

The world of IT is a very dynamic world, the only constant factor being continuous change. Not only because of changing business processes, but also due to very practical matters: such as ending contracts or mergers and acquisitions. Very often, this means that from an IT infrastructure perspective, companies have the need to move entire data centers, including all the servers, storage facilities, networks and software. Sometimes companies decide to move their IT infrastructure or business functions to the cloud (SaaS, IaaS).

Challenges

The decision to move a data center usually creates a very challenging situation: the existing business processes must continue, because the customers need to be served. That’s exactly where musQueteer comes in!

Approach

MusQueteer has literally migrated hundreds and hundreds of applications, ranging from the simplest to the most complex applications, such as Internet-connected web-applications, CRM, billing, and middleware applications. The usual questions that we answer are:

  • Should we lift and shift everything?
  • How about upgrading the application at the same time?
  • Should we choose a phased approach or a big bang migration
  • We would like to re-platform everything to one OS (e.g. Windows, RedHat), can we do that?
  • We would like to virtualize everything, does our software run in a virtualized environment? And how about the licensing?
  • We have a lot of legacy software, can it be ported (e.g. hard-coded addresses and configuration)?
  • And most importantly, how long will it take and what are the costs?

These are all very good questions, which we have answered many times. However, very important to understand is that every application has its own ‘move strategy’. That’s precisely why you want a data center relocation specialist skilled in the industry’s best practices and proven methodology to ensure a successful move.

Advantages

Over the past few years musQueteer helped many companies and gained the know-how to manage intensive or complex ‘data center move’ projects. We have the competence to answer all of the questions above, specific to your situation. Not only from a technical perspective, but also for the overall program management and/or project management.

Our services
MusQueteer is a boutique for IT Consulting services. We have developed multiple service offerings based on our shared experiences. Many of them are related to Data- and Project Management.