Migrate Data to the Cloud While Staying Grounded
By Danny Smolders, Vice-President APAC, ExtraHop
Observed, real-time application mapping is the most efficient, thorough, and accurate way to gain this understanding. This process also has the added benefit of identifying redundancies and inefficiencies to help improve overall performance once the migration is complete.Once the application and dependency mapping is complete, it’s time to put it to use. Migration planners should use this data to develop move groups and order, as well as notify line-of-business units of planned or potential outages. The systems are then taken down and brought back online in the new datacenter. Real-time IT analytics play a critical role in delivering the visibility described above. Those that leverage network data are particularly effective for things like datacenter migration because they gather observed data about all systems, devices, and users, creating an up-to-the-second, accurate picture of what’s happening across the IT environment. Not only do these technologies passively identify and monitor every application and device, they automatically see all communications between them, providing an accurate picture of system dependencies. Once the datacenter migration is complete, IT analytics can and should continue to play a role in IT and datacenter operations. Real-time IT analytics, particularly when combined with machine learning, is an important tool for ensuring the performance, availability, and security of critical applications. In addition to helping organizations identify and map the dependencies of applications and infrastructure, they also provide a continuous, up-to-the-second view of both, performance and communications. For example, IT organizations can use them to spot a bottleneck at the database tier or identify a potential security issue by spotting a spike in DNS traffic. In conclusion, for a successful data migration, it is important to understand the process of transferring your data from the initial stage of careful planning the migration to the constant monitoring of your new datacenter after the migration. Making use of smart solutions will make datacenter migration seamless and accountable, allowing you to reap efficiency and productivity benefits. It is now more important than ever to take advantage of datacenter migration in your organization.
datacenter migration need not be painful and costly. It just comes down to visibility