Purposeful Efforts in Data Migration
One of the positive indexes that show a business is experiencing some growth is the need for data migration. A spike in demand and customer traffic/transactions usually means a business must scale-up its IT infrastructure to meet increased demand.
As with most IT processes, data migration must be done right and in a timely manner for it to be effective. But in reality, only 60% of data migrations are executed ahead of or according to a set schedule. These delays can lead to financial losses and even put your new customers off thereby derailing business growth. This is why in today’s post; the steps to a successful data migration will be covered in detail.
Steps to Completing a Successful Data Migration
Developing a Migration Strategy: The first step for successful data migration is developing a strategy that takes into consideration the amount of content/data that needs to be migrated as well as the custom applications you use. This means you have to go through all your hard drives, systems and cloud storage to organize your data.
Assessing Suitable Vendors: The next step to successful data migration is determining the best vendor/hosting provider that can provide you with the features your data requires. You should also consider the technical aspects involved in building and provisioning the new architecture for your data. Some vendors provide detailed technical assistance while others do not. Once you have made your choice, your custom architecture must be provisioned and tested for the data migration process.
Move Your Data to the New System: Once the new system has been tested, the next step is transferring your data while ensuring every update, certificate and app will be synchronized after the migration. During this phase, it is important to ensure that every update is captured and all structured data is synchronized accordingly. This will eliminate downtime and provide customers with a seamless experience using your systems.
Move Your DNS and Test Live System: The next step is ensuring that your DNS records are pointed at the new IT infrastructure thereby ensuring your redirected information works as quickly as possible. Once this is done, you are ready to go Live!
As you can see, successful data migration involves multiple technical procedures that require the input of an IT specialist. This is why at IND Corporation, we have put together a great team of experienced IT specialist that can handle your data migration needs. Contact us to learn more about how we can help.