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Mitigate Data Center and Cloud Migration Risk

Start with clean data. Avoid business disruption. Keep your project on track.

Running A Data Center Migration the Old Way Is Risky

Whether you’re upgrading your on-premise data center, moving to the cloud, or taking a hybrid approach, ensuring a successful migration means maintaining accesses to critical applications throughout the process.

Unfortunately, information about most companies’ data centers has become a bit of a black hole. Employee turnover, company growth, mergers, acquisitions, and more mean it’s unlikely anyone has a handle on even one data center, let alone multiple centers. Companies tend to lose track of exactly which applications are installed and running on which hardware, who is using them, and all the interdependencies.

Manual Data Discovery Takes Months, Causes Delays, Introduces Risk

Collecting detailed information from multiple sources and correlating it on spreadsheets consumes valuable resource time. You need to know:

  • Which applications are currently in use.
  • Where applications are installed, where they are running, which instances are current, and where they should be migrated to.
  • What data applications are accessing and where the data is stored, as well as which data sets might be out-of-date and no longer in use.
  • Who is using the applications and data.
  • How applications, data, and users are connected.

If you have physical data centers you’ll also need to map current hardware to future requirements including:

  • Servers and storage.
  • Rack locations.
  • Physical and virtual environments.
  • Networking and connectivity.
  • External circuits.
  • Hardware lease status/end-of-life status.

Manual Workflows Drive Up Costs

With so many moving parts and interdependencies, planning a data center or cloud migration can take months. There’s communication with stakeholders, scheduling, task assignment, hardware acquisition and disposal for on-prem data centers, coordination with vendors, and rescheduling when critical milestones are not met.

Lack of Real-Time Transparency Increases Risk

Keeping your migration on track requires instant visibility into task status and being able to identify the elements of your plan that are putting your project at risk. Stakeholders also want ongoing project updates, which means days – even weeks – spent on reporting alone.

The Royal Bank of Canada used ReadyWorks to condense data center migration timelines by 30% and reduced project costs by 40%. Read the customer success story ⟶

Reduce the Risk and Cost of Your Data Center Migration

ReadyWorks uses AI and intelligent automation to give you the information you need to reduce the risk of business disruption during a migration. With ReadyWorks you can also automate 50% or more of repetitive manual tasks and create a repeatable process for all your IT transformation programs. Reduce program costs by 40% or more and shrink timelines by at least 30%.

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Automate the Data Chase

ReadyWorks gives you a single view of your applications, users, databases, hardware and all the interdependencies. It pulls in data from all your systems of record and organizes it to give you a comprehensive, 360° view of your environment so that you can decide what needs to be moved and when. You can then use ReadyWorks to get stakeholders and end users to verify, correct, or fill in missing information via self-guided surveys. All the data collection is orchestrated and automated by ReadyWorks. Eliminate months of data discovery. No more spreadsheets!


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Orchestrate and Automate Workflows

Use ReadyWorks to orchestrate all human and system tasks including communications with end users and stakeholders, scheduling, task assignment, ticket creation, and technical processes such as data backup and transfer.

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Gain Real-Time Visibility into Project Status

Real-time dashboards allow you to view task and project status and identify missed milestones that are putting your project at risk. These dashboards eliminate the time spent manually pulling together project data from multiple sources into pivot tables to create reports. You can also share real-time reports with users and stakeholders without requiring them to log into a system. Published reports lets you present live data outside the ReadyWorks platform.

Data Center Migration Project Plan. Download the Template

Get an Accurate Picture of Your Data Center

Visualize current data centers from different vantage points to ensure a flawless transition. Use dependency maps to get a comprehensive view of servers, applications, databases and independencies.

Use Readiness Criteria to Populate Migration Waves

Organize your systems and applications into migration waves to ensure interdependent systems are migrated at the same time.

Orchestrate and Automate Workflows

Automate repeatable processes like scheduling, communications, and technical processes, slashing manual IT tasks by 50%, accelerating project timelines, and ensuring a smooth migration.

Get real-time visibility into migration status

Automates scheduling, communications, and technical processes, slashing manual tasks by 50%, accelerating project timelines, and ensuring a smooth migration. Combine live data from multiple sources to deliver automated reports that provide you with complete transparency and real-time visibility into the status of your migration.