Companies are constantly looking for ways to improve their business and gain a competitive edge. Often, these newfound opportunities for improvement have the potential to affect a company's basic IT infrastructure and may require the migration of core applications and databases to a new environment.
However, where do you start? Where should you target to migrate first? What should you migrate first to give you the best return on investment (ROI) and lowest total cost of ownership (TCO)? We can help you answer those questions.
We use a proven methodology to help organizations just like yours meet those objectives. The first step in this methodology is IBM's Server Makeover analysis. This analysis is used to develop a high-level technical and financial roadmap that identifies optimization opportunities within the server environment and the best targets for migration.
A successful migration can bring substantial benefits. If executed correctly, it can offer real business advantages and rewards. Yet, if you wait until you need to migrate, many analysts say you've waited too long. The "if it isn't broken don't fix it" philosophy is a dangerous practice and can cost a company significantly more to migrate when it becomes critical or necessary due to such factors as loss of faith in current vendor, poor performance of current vendor, high costs of support from current vendor.
IBM has built a world-class migration capability to help customers move from their current non-IBM platform to IBM Systems – the IBM Migration Factory.
IBM Systems Migration Factory
See how the experts at the IBM Migration Factory can help you develop a migration roadmap, an estimate of our migration effort, and a customized business case for the migration. This video includes a testimonianal from a successful migration client.
The Migration Factory uses a five-step process, which has been meticulously refined over 25 years. While no two migrations are identical, the process IBM uses to help ensure success is always the same whether it's an infrastructure migration, database migration, ISV package, custom applications or combination of all four.
- Custom applications
The IBM Migration Factory performs end-to-end migration of custom UNIX-based applications, allowing you to focus your valuable time on business issues.
For software developers with large amounts of Solaris or Tru64-based C/C++ code who need to quickly port custom-code applications at a low cost, the Migration Factory's C/C++ porting service is an easy decision.
This capability is solely focused on producing ported code and a clean compile-and-link on IBM AIX and Linux that can be integrated with the remainder of the application ready for test and deployment.Benefits
Traditional methods to migrate data often do not work in the time users have available. The IBM Migration Factory has developed a suite of comprehensive services for Informix, Sybase and Oracle users that addresses the fundamental issues associated with reliably migrating databases to IBM AIX or Linux with nominal or no downtime.
Database migration can give clients the opportunity to:
- ERP applications
When Oracle E-Business Suite or SAP® customers think about migrating to other platforms, their number-one concern is risk and how those risks can be mitigate.
ERP migrations can help to give customers the opportunity to:
Education & tools: Understanding migration
We've helped several companies migrate to IBM.
Selecting IBM and the Migration Factory as a partner provided Adobe a smarter approach to positioning their enterprise for future growth. Adobe improved business performance by delivering services faster, with higher quality and lowering risk by migrating its SAP applications and Oracle databases to a fully virtualized environment, with private Cloud capabilities based on IBM Power Systems leveraging PowerVM virtualization.
To create the kind of flexible, high-performance solution that would serve esri's needs for faster business performance and improved IT cost, with assistance from the IBM Migration Factory the company migrated its SAP solutions to IBM Power 750 servers, and maintained its data on the existing IBM DB2 footprint.
Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine consolidated 32 legacy Oracle servers on three IBM Power 570 servers with IBM POWER processor-based technology, migrating from UNIX to IBM AIX and virtualizing critical workloads such as SAP with IBM PowerVM.
Interview with Jim Sloan, Application Technology Director, Dow Jones Indexes
Dow Jones Indexes recently analyzed its strategic needs and direction, and chose to migrate to IBM System p for its computational needs.