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Why Datacentre Migration doesn’t have to be a headache

Posted 08 May, 2019

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In this modern age, it is a surprise that many businesses won’t entertain the idea of migrating their IT infrastructure and cloud services. The world is better connected and there are more innovative and transformational services available than ever before. So you would think most would prioritise investment in the best technology. Not quite.

It might not be an issue now but it has the capability to be one in the future. By 2020, new data will be created at an alarming rate, leading to the total amount of worldwide data skyrocketing to 44 zettabytes. It is no surprise that the cloud hosting industry is set to grow by over 23% through 2020 according to Gartner. So migrating isn’t a possibility – it’s an inevitability. So why the apprehension?

It’s too much hassle

Depending on how much data you have, the concept of migrating it might sound like a mammoth task. But with the right advice, it doesn’t have to be. Specialists can assess your existing infrastructure, operating systems, and software and determine the most effective steps forward for your business on your behalf.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”

The iPhone 6 worked brilliantly at the time of its creation, but it didn’t stop Apple developing the iPhone X with newer, state-of-the-art features. There is a difference between fixing something and improving it. With your IT infrastructure, disregarding improvement could leave you dealing with slow, poorly managed datacentres that eat into your productivity.

Apathy

It might be you don’t even have an opinion on migration. With so much to deal with already, the idea of migrating data might not be on your radar. But if you don’t recognise the benefits of migration now, it will be that much harder to adapt at a later date. These include:

  • Cost savings and better service level agreements – You may find you can cut expenses and get a better contract through datacentre migration.
  • Increased efficiency and productivity – Moving to the cloud or between providers can give you faster upload and download speeds, remote working, effective business recovery plans and cybersecurity, and more streamlined communication.
  • Simplified processes – Your staff have more time to fulfil their role and produce high-quality work which drives your business to success.

Too risky

Of course, datacentre migration could lead to downtime and data loss. If you work with the wrong people. Risk is only an issue when you invite it, so work with an experienced, vetted company who look at every detail to mitigate these risks. A professional company will consider:

  • Your applications
  • Legacy or mystery elements
  • Hardware licensing and limitations
  • Network compliance
  • IP address migration
  • Security considerations
  • Role-based access control

At the end of the day, you need someone who will take away the headache of datacentre migration. You don’t have to bury your head in the ground – enlist the help of someone who knows what they are doing.

At M247, our privately owned datacentres are state-of-the-art, offering you the best solution to support your business. We can take the hassle of migration off your hands, ensuring a smooth process from start to finish. To become a part of our network, get in touch with us today on 0808 253 6539.

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