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Costs still matter when migrating data centers Budgets are often imprecise during the early phases of a data center migration. By tracking uncertainty, you can refine the elements that need more work and make incremental progress towards a realistic cost model. What are the Elements of a Successful Cost Model? Tip: Don’t make a budget Read more about Data Center Migration Cost Model Example[…]
Isn’t that on-premise, corporate data center already closest where data is generated and consumed? On-premise is the Edge. It's time to optimize that resource.
Why did I create this crash course for writing data center migration RFPs? During the rescue swims I’ve done for clients, I’ve seen that a poorly constructed RFP and subsequent bad vendor selection is a primary contributor to expensive mistakes made during the project. Since many RFPs are not written by technical professionals, but handled Read more about Announcing Free Training to Write a Data Center Migration RFP[…]
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Morning came secretly, dreary and cold. The overcast that would last all day could not be seen inside the data center. The previous 16 hours were brutal and contentious. One by one, each application was migrated to the new data center and the team finally caged the remaining application beast. And now they wait for Read more about The Obvious Truth about Application Migrations[…]
Available on Kindle This primer is aimed at project managers new to data center migrations and organized for quick consumption. What is the purpose of a checklist? A checklist helps guide the practitioner through a series of tasks to complete. A good checklist needs to be precise, brief, and actionable. The most cited checklist example Read more about Announcing the Data Center Migration Checklist[…]
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