Migration & Deployment
Each business has its own requirements and sometimes one size does not fit all. That is precisely why we have built our solutions with extensibility in mind and equipped them with powerful APIs and development capabilities. For some businesses, these capabilities will be used to improve upon the functionalities fulfilled by an incumbent solution. Others will use these development tools to create new services that will help their users be more productive. In any case, our team of experts can assist you or even take over the development tasks to help you migrate, write or improve these scripts to satisfy your business needs.
One of the most critical phases of any IT project is deployment. A well-executed deployment often makes the difference between success and failure. Deployment impacts user adoption and returns on investment, not to mention all the hidden costs that can suddenly rise dramatically if the deployment is not executed properly. This is why our team can help you prepare and execute the deployment. They will evaluate the hardware requirements, install and configure your services and clusters, implement connection profiles according to your users and groups specifications and prepare deployment packages for your desktop clients. We will make sure your deployment is a complete success. We deploy on the cloud or on-premise.
During the migration phase, you use information from the planning phase to prepare an application package for migration. To ensure that a consistent version of the application is packaged, stop all development activities for the application to be migrated while the assets are exported. This work stoppage is accomplished by coordination between the users in the development environment and the solution administrator who completes the export. Ideally, the documentation that you develop during the planning phase includes both information about communicating the work stoppage to the correct teams and the steps for implementing it.
Application components can be moved by using a variety of methods. These methods can be summarized as follows:
- Replicating the asset by using programs, scripts, or manual instructions developed within your organization
- Using available tools to complete the export and import processes
- Using third-party products that are integrated with the system to repeat a documented process to install and configure an application component
The migration phase includes the capture of information from the source environment to include in the application package. The source information is needed to transform environment-specific values into values that are valid for the destination. This transformation can be accomplished through operations in the migration tools that map and convert the values. For assets that cannot use the migration tools, the information might be documented manual steps for editing the asset after it is migrated into or deployed to the destination environment.