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A Five-step Methodology for Application Migration

Published By: T2 Tech Group
T2 Tech Group
Published:  May 09, 2018
Length:  15 pages

As healthcare providers continue to compile more electronic data and rely heavily on IT infrastructure, CIOs are evaluating the shift towards a variety of modern data center solutions, including remote hosting and cloud services. However, the process of executing that strategy and moving applications is a major obstacle to overcome.

Even the smallest hospitals host hundreds of unique applications in a 24X7, always-on environment. Therefore, it can be a challenge to efficiently move various applications that have different vendor sources, application types, ages, infrastructure requirements, operating systems and versions.

This methodology calls for an upfront migration assessment along with a five-step process that teams can follow to migrate one or multiple application groups at a time. By providing a repeatable best-practices strategy for organizations to group their applications and then migrate them efficiently, the methodology provides a way for organizations to avoid operational disruption and save on costs when moving to a new computing platform.

From this white paper, readers will learn the following best practices:

  1. A method to group applications and prepare for an application migration
  2. A proven set of steps to pilot application moves, test key capabilities, go-live with minimal disruption, decommission applications and closeout a data center move
  3. A hybrid-agile project management methodology to better utilize staff, provide frequent deliverables and empower teams



Tagsapplication migration, migration, data center management, applications, application management, healthcare applications, healthcare cloud, cloud computing, data center design and management