Server migrations don’t have to be a stressful event. We understand aging or obsolete servers need to be politely decommissioned without data loss and/or costly downtime.
The team of experts here at Astute Technology Management approaches each server migration with the individual attention our clients deserve.
Why should a business migrate to a new server?
There are lots of reasons but the most common we hear (or advise after a site visit) are:
- Existing hosting is on internal servers that are maxed out
- Hosting is provided by a third party that no longer suits the company’s needs or is located offshore
- Current hosting isn’t scalable to the client’s needs
- The client needs more control
As Central Ohio’s preferred provider we can ensure challenges associated with a server migration, no matter how small or large, are mitigated. We ensure data consistency, checking for compatibility of new versions of applications and new hosting environments. We also thoroughly check for changes that may depend on externally hosted DNS.
We will propose a full server migration plan to map out many possible scenarios as well as mitigation plans for any adverse scenarios that may arise. Ensuring data security, preventing data loss during the migration and mitigating down time are priorities for us and our clients. We work very hard to manage expectations around the migration timeline. Many factors play into how long the migration will take – the amount of data to be migrated and the state of the original server can dictate a migration timeline of a few days to a few weeks. Once migration begins the team at Astute will immediately begin auditing and validating the new host. We also work with our customers to deliver after hours migration so as not to disrupt their operational flow.
Astute Technology Management services small to medium sized companies in the central Ohio area. Cities include Dublin, Powell, Worthington, Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna, Reynoldsburg, Canal Winchester, Lancaster, Grove City, Hilliard, Upper Arlington and Columbus.