How to Successfully Migrate a Data Center

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 07-28-2015 Email

What to do with a legacy data center is one of the most challenging questions CIOs face. After years of cycling people, hardware and software in and out of IT, CIOs often want to consolidate and streamline their data centers, but they're not aware of everything residing there. They fight daily time-consuming, costly battles managing the complexity of system interactions. It's natural to migrate the data center to an updated version of itself, but managed services provider Logicalis notes just three reasons to do so: guaranteed cost reduction, the assurance of a more streamlined and manageable operation, the creation of a more reliable data center, or all of these. "There are absolutely opportunities to save money and to make IT a more predictable business," said Bob Mobach, director, Data Center Solutions, Logicalis, US. "But it's crucial for companies to understand that a data center migration is not a quick and easy project; it's not a sexy one, either. It's a long, arduous, often wearisome journey that requires dedication in terms of both finances and resources and can take as many as 18 months." Here are Logicalis' recommendations for a successful data center migration.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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