Server Migration can be defined as a technique of migrating content from your old server to the new server. The process of migrating the data involves security concerns, data loss concerns, authentication concerns, etc. due to which the process must be completed with intense care. Hence, it would be best taken care of by enlisting the help of professionals of that domain.
Hiring the IT professionals for Server Migration service ensures that the process of data migration is carried out smoothly and securely while ensuring that all data is backed up properly and the content is then migrated between the servers. This standard procedures make sure that no part of the data has been changed or modified while the data migration is being carried out. It eliminates the possibilities of data loss or data change concerns and ensures that the migrated data are intact.
Processes of Data Migration
Different companies undertake different approaches for the process of data migration, but, the ultimate goal of every company is the successful migration of data to the new server. At CARE, we normally adopt a 5-step process to ensure a safe and successful data transfer to the new server. The various steps involved in our data transfer process include:
The initial planning will provide understanding of the project requirements; its scope as well as collection of necessary data. If these basic parameters are unclear before the process of data migration then it would result in ambiguity. The end deliverables would not be in accordance with the client’s objectives and their expectations from the project. Therefore, planning should be done with great care to ensure that the information transmission takes place effectively from one level to another.
This step involves the assessment and analysis of current server state before the actual migration takes place. In this stage, data is migrated to the test environment and the outcomes are noted. If there are any issues during the transfer then those problems are rectified and sorted out in a timely manner to ensure that when the actual transfer commences there would be no loss of information.
At this stage, the actual migration takes place to the new server. The process takes place in the production environment where the changes are made on the live domain. Whatever changes made at this stage would be visible to the end users.
At the post-migration stage, the data is removed from the old server. At this stage, clean up works take place and everything from the old server is wiped out.
User Acceptance Testing (UAT):
Once data migration works are completed, standard checks are carried out to ensure good data integrity. Client can assess if their objectives and expectations are met and communicate their feedback to the team for any minor adjustments to be done where needed.
Potential pitfalls of Server Migration
When server migrations are not executed correctly, potential risks involve:
- Data loss
- Unreadable data
- Corrupted files
- Server Down during the process
- A security breach of data
Such incidents would inadvertently result in major disruption of the organization’s operations. Companies can lose credibility if operations come to a halt and businesses deliverables gets affected causing loss of trust as well as decreased satisfaction from customers.
Why hire a professional for Server Migration?
Take advantage of our vast experience in server migrations to ensure:
- Maximum Customer Satisfaction
- Little to No downtime
- Improved System
- Access to Extended features
- Easy Navigation
- Added confidence and peace of mind
Are you ready to give a seamless experience to end users?
Your old server may be incompatible to support the new features to cater to the extended requirements of end users in real-time. A new server would allow the addition of more features to increase productivity. A seamless experience will lead to increased customer satisfaction.
Call us to discuss about how we can help you achieve a positive change.