Organizations move from UNIX-based platforms to Microsoft Windows so they can derive more business value from hardware and software. The consequent Windows-based environments streamline administration, improve the productivity of users and IT personnel, reduce information replication, improve information consistency, and provide for faster recovery from disaster. A Windows environment lets companies develop solutions rapidly and demands less time to be spent on developing, integrating, and maintaining application software.
Progent can assist you to design and carry out a smooth move from a UNIX-based network to a Microsoft Windows network for supporting Microsoft's popular Office software, business software applications, and developer tools. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco engineers and application experts can help you to save your information and minimize business disruption by creating and executing an economical transition strategy that protects your past investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to train your users and IT group so your business stays productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition support expertise available from Progent include:
- Analysis of Existing Environment
Progent will assist you evaluate the possible benefits and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage subsystem, or database. The process produces a thorough evaluation of your IT environment, creates a baseline network inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably results in a more affordable migration by saving time and avoiding costly pitfalls.
- Migration Strategy and Testing
Progent will develop a detailed migration implementation plan which may include pilot installations. Progent practices a phased approach with specified milestones in order to meet economic, scheduling, and technical goals while avoiding productivity disruption. This approach is modeled after the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
- MS Exchange Migration Expertise
Progent can create and execute a complete strategy for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered messaging to Microsoft Exchange Server and can assist you to migrate Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint solution. Progent's expert MS Exchange Server consultants can evaluate the costs and benefits of migrating to Exchange Server and create a comprehensive inventory of your existing messaging system. Progent can also conduct a pilot deployment to help validate a Microsoft Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also evaluate your current email protection and propose procedures and tools to guard against attacks.
- Information and Application Transition
Progent can develop and carry out an information and application migration plan that incorporates descriptions of data and software applications to be migrated, description of tools and processes to be used for the migration, risk assessment and risk minimization strategies, detailed project management services, timeline projections of the transition and expected operational downtime, validation techniques, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can ensure the success of your information and software application porting project by providing certified Microsoft SQL Server 2019 experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 consultants, or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators and data migration consultants who are experienced with large projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.
- Server and Storage Migration and Economization
Processor and storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to MS Windows can streamline IT management, improve information integrity and speed network throughput. By eliminating unnecessary hardware and software and by deploying processor and storage assets effectively, you can create an IT architecture that is expandable, safe, simple to archive and recover, and affordable to administer and maintain. Progent's processor and mass storage migration and consolidation service features a detailed plan with an assessment of your existing processor and storage infrastructure as well as for equipment, software, services, education, and consulting for validation testing. Progent can assist you to design and implement a consolidated, high-availability IT infrastructure based on in-depth load analysis and capacity modeling and can recommend archiving and restore strategies.
If you need help migrating from a UNIX platform to a Windows-based network, call Progent at 800-993-9400 or visit Contact Progent.
Microsoft, Cisco, and Applications Consulting from Progent
Progent's Microsoft and Cisco certified professionals provide customers in the, Silicon Valley, and in cities throughout the U.S a broad range of expertise concerning the fundamental IT requirements common to typical small and mid-size business networks. Progent's primary consulting areas include network support, Microsoft Exchange consulting, IT security support and HelpDesk consulting and support. Progent's Experts Group offers in-depth knowledge of key application areas. By offering a one-stop resource for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent is able to tailor fast, economical and complete network solutions that fit the exact requirements of your company.