UKFast Migration Services
Should I Consider Using A Migration Service?
Migration is a critical part of getting your hosting solution right. With multiple migration options you need to ensure you choose the right solution to help get your project off the ground without any delays and stress. The migration of data, domains and other applications to your new hosting environment requires a specialist skill, calling for minimisation of risk and downtime.
If you're unsure whether to complete the migration in-house or to look for a company that specilises in migration. Take a look at the some of the advantages of using a migration service below:
- You're able to minimise your downtime and risk
- Enables you to free-up your internal IT staff, allowing the team to focus on more pressing tasks
- Less hassle for you - from initial build right through to the live data migration and deployment, eliminate the hassle of the migration process
- Take advantage of technical expertise and experience.
What To Look For In A Migration Service?
There are a number of factors you need to consider when you're looking for a migration service. Our experience has enabled us to put together a list of the most common things that you need to look out for:
Zero data loss
The most reputable migration services guarantee that your original data will remain intact, which is crucial when deciding upon a migration service.
It goes without staying, but a badly governed migration can lead to project delays, so ensure that the migration team handling your project have a proven track record and experience migrating solutions.
Qualified experts such as ITIL and PRINCE2 certified project managers and engineers - will help you achieve efficient and secure co-ordination of your server and/or applications.
Ensure your data is safe
Look for industry accreditations like, ISO 27001:2013 (Info Security Mgmt.), ISO 9001:2008 (Quality) and PCI DSS; these highlight that the organisation works hard to protect the integrity of their data.
Formalise the closure procedure
If you are using a migration service ensure that you have an agreed and formalised project closure, so that you know exactly when the migration service is complete, avoiding any nasty surprises.
Testing is a vital part of a migration service
Ensure that the provider offers bespoke testing, as well as custom testing, as standard.
Tried and tested procedures
Have a formalised project plan in place and complete an IT environment assessment; it's essential that each migration is planned extensively to ensure all requirements are known and detailed.
Why not speak to one of our hosting specialists who can best advise you with your migration plan, and how to enjoy a seamless move to your dedicated server or cloud environment.
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