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.
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.
|Databases||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:|
|Infrastructure||Infrastructure migration can help to give customers 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 mitigated.||ERP migrations can help to give customers the opportunity to:|
When you're considering migration to a new platform, you've got questions and concerns. We can help. Visit our migration advisor.
Education & tools: Understanding migration
Webcast: An Outlook on Migration
Skip Garvin, from IBM's Migration Factory, discusses some of the key issues organizations must deal with when they are faced with the need to move their current business applications and databases to a new technology platform.
Before taking the migration plunge, you'll need to ask questions, evaluate resources and skills, and outline future objectives. Start here.
The right migrations can bring fast, substantial and long-running ROI. Here's how to choose, plan and implement your migration.
Article: The Migration Advantage, by Skip Garvin and Kevin Galloway
Companies are constantly looking for ways to improve their business and gain a competitive edge. Read why proactive migration is a wise strategic choice.