Data center migrations involve the movement of IT systems, applications, and infrastructure from one operating environment to another. This can be a private cloud environment, a shared (CoLo) facility, a different corporate location, or a brand new data center.
Data center migrations can be challenging but rewarding projects for companies looking to save money or to find better infrastructure options with more flexibility. Collaboration among IT groups is essential if the migration process is to succeed.
Each data center migration project involves a large amount of planning and coordination between multiple teams such as networking, storage, information security, application support & development, server administrators, and IT management.