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DESIGN & TRANSITION

Make your digital transformation seamless when you rely on our world-class design and transition team.

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Your partner for deploying agile tech

Our Design & Transition experts help you easily plan and implement next-gen technology without disrupting your business. Get a complete assessment of your environment and reduce migration risk with little to no IT resources of your own.

Benefits

Future-proof your IT architecture

Future-proof your IT architecture

Get target-state designs that leverage a variety of platforms for complex, hybrid solutions—from colocation to cloud to managed hosting—for use now or for future expansion or transformation.

Minimize risk and maximize ROI

Minimize risk and maximize ROI

Reduce downtime and production issues with industry best practices and single-vendor convenience. Our proven processes make migration seamless and cost-effective.

Bridge resource and skills gaps

Bridge resource and skills gaps

From start to finish, dedicated subject matter experts provide hands-on experience for any IT discipline and build roadmaps and recommendations—even in complex and heterogeneous environments.

Features and Specifications

  • Empirical data collection through use of automated tools, inventory compilation, workshops and physical audits
  • Consolidation of multiple data sources for customer information
  • Workshop sessions with customer subject matter experts

  • Data normalization for application, database and dependency information
  • Infrastructure correlation for compute, storage, network and security
  • Considerations for optimization and consolidation
  • Assessment of physical environmental needs

  • Logical design documentation for compute, storage, network and security
  • Designs for physical and colocation power, space and cooling
  • Firewall and load balancer translation guide
  • Configuration documentation for infrastructure to be implemented (for Lumen-only designs)

  • Migration strategy documentation for application classifications
  • Application grouping schedule based on dependency and business requirements
  • Integration across all teams and domains, facilitated by experienced technical leads
  • Milestone project plans to frame-up the execution

  • Task-level application migration planning
  • Naming of resource assignments to tasks
  • Documentation of timing and dependencies for technical actions
  • Creation of detailed project plan

  • Custom and complex design implementation management
  • Order processing per migration plan
  • Network implementation
  • Connectivity validation
  • Server stand-up
  • User access setup
  • Storage allocation
  • Application of documented configurations
  • Preparation for application migrations

  • Hands-on keyboard for greenfield and logical installs (web, applications, database)
  • Server-based migration transfers (V2V, P2V, P2P)
  • Database export and import
  • Deployment of firewall and load balancer rules
  • Data migrations (replication, sync, file transfers, portable storage)
  • Testing and validation
  • Go-live and cutover

  • Source and target site readiness audits
  • Special handling arrangements (site and/or packing requirements)
  • From-To mapping validation
  • Logistics planning in conjunction with customer and required third parties
  • Coordination and management of physical labor and transport
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