Orchestration and Execution
TransitionManager will help you orchestrate the execution phase of your migration, transformation and DR / resiliency projects. The system automatically generates runbooks taking into account assets, groups, dependency and recipes (migration templates) so that all migration steps occur in the proper sequence. The system orchestrates all user activities virtually eliminating sequence and dependency errors along the way.
Automated Runbook Generation
Carefully planned migration events can minimize or eliminate human errors while significantly shortening outage windows. Step-by-step “runbooks” ensure that proper shutdown, migration and startup procedures are properly sequenced.
Traditionally, runbooks were manually created, using tools like MS Excel and MS Project. This painstaking, error-prone and labor-intensive process risked missing essential steps or performing tasks out of order, potentially corrupting databases or worse.
TransitionManager has revolutionized the creation of these runbooks. Greater knowledge and understanding regarding the interdependency between assets, applications and storage along with customized rules for sequencing enables TransitionManager to automatically generate even the most complex runbooks in just seconds.
Runbook templates called “recipes” are developed and archived in the system allowing TransitionManager to learn from itself on every project it completes.
TransitionManager originated as a solution for managing the frenetic activities associated with major relocation events. Data Center Migration projects often conclude with virtual and/or physical move execution events.
Great efficiencies are realized with the use of TransitionManager Command Center, and the phenomena of tasks being automatically assigned, distributed and completed through an interactive, parallel process as opposed to a serial chain of e-mailed tasks or commands barked out over a conference bridge.
Real-Time communications and collaboration are at the core of TransitionManager‘s efficiency gains where users login to the system and are able to update their tasks in real-time. The task sequencing is updated automatically as each task’s predecessors are completed.
Reporting and Ongoing Usage
TransitionManager provides a variety of reports, including detailed timelines, task duration averages, task exceptions and incident summaries for table top planning, allowing the team to learn from previous issues and adjust plans for the next transition.
The software allows for comprehensive real time reporting prior to, during, and after move events. TransitionManager also has different roles built into the system allowing administrative privileges in the command center giving the project manager an overall view of the status of an event while allowing for triage on any potential or current issues.
Individual users have the ability to create customized views in real time, based on a variety of data points including, but not limited to, asset names, asset types, timing, status, personnel, roles, category or a variety of other customizable data points.
Additionally, keeping TransitionManager up-to-date after the completion of the project has many benefits. For example, TransitionManager can quickly generate complete runbooks from current configurations for future disaster recovery planning and execution.