A Great Way to Ensure Your Data Center Migration is a Success
Anyone who has been through a data center migration will tell you that the key to success is planning, planning and more planning… and they are not wrong. There are several times throughout the process that will require you look at the data that’s been collected and analyzed and to make sure your plan matches the desired results of the upcoming migration event.
Walking through the migration execution plan in advance of the actual move is one of the more critical data center migration best practices. We call this a Tabletop exercise, others may call it a dry run. Whatever you want to refer to it as is fine… as long as you do it! Some think simply conducting a test move to prior to migrating any production applications or servers is sufficient. While a test move is always advised, doing so in place of a Tabletop would be irresponsible.