Businesses migrate from UNIX to Windows so they can derive more competitive advantage from hardware and applications. The resulting MS Windows-powered environments simplify administration, improve the efficiency of workers and network support personnel, minimize information replication, improve information integrity, and provide for smoother recovery from catastrophic failure. A Microsoft Windows environment lets businesses develop solutions rapidly and demands less effort to be expended on developing, integrating, and managing applications.
Progent can help you to design and deploy a smooth migration from a UNIX-based IT system to a Microsoft Windows environment capable of running Microsoft's popular Office software, business software applications, and developer technology. Progent's skilled UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Cisco consultants and application experts can show you how to save your data and minimize productivity disruption by creating and implementing an effective migration plan that preserves your past investments in UNIX software and infrastructure. Progent can also help to educate your workers and IT group so your business remains productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition support services available from Progent include:
- Analysis of Current Infrastructure
Progent will assist you evaluate the potential advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage system, or information base. The exercise produces a comprehensive evaluation of your IT environment, establishes a basic network inventory, reduces technical risks, and inevitably results in a lower cost of migration by saving time and dodging expensive mistakes.
- Transition Strategy and Testing
Progent will create a detailed transition deployment plan which may include pilot tests. Progent uses a staged methodology with defined milestones to comply with budgetary, scheduling, and engineering objectives while avoiding business discontinuity. This process is based on the best industry practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
- MS Exchange Migration Expertise
Progent can create and implement a complete strategy for migrating from Solaris-based email to Exchange Server and can help you to migrate Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's expert MS Exchange Server consultants can assess the risks and benefits of migrating to Exchange Server and generate a comprehensive record of your existing email system. Progent can also conduct a test deployment to help validate an MS Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your current email security and propose polices and tools to guard against attacks.
- Data and Application Transition
Progent can develop and carry out an information and application transition plan that incorporates definitions of information and software applications to be moved, description of tools and processes to be utilized for the move, risk assessment and risk minimization strategies, complete project management support, critical path projections of the migration and expected operational unavailability, proof-of-concept techniques, and critical back-out plans. Progent's consultants can ensure the effectiveness of your data and software application porting project by offering accredited MS SQL Server 2019 experts, MS SQL Server 2017 experts, or MS SQL Server 2016 developers and data porting professionals who are veterans of major engagements such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.
- Server and Mass Storage Transition and Economization
Server and storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to MS Windows can simplify IT administration, improve information integrity and speed system throughput. By eliminating unneeded hardware and software and by configuring server and storage assets efficiently, you can create an information infrastructure that is extensible, safe, simple to archive and restore, and economical to manage and maintain. Progent's server and media migration and economization support includes a comprehensive plan with an assessment of your existing server and storage infrastructure as well as for equipment, software, services, training, and support for proof-of-concept piloting. Progent can help you to design and execute an efficient, fault-tolerant IT architecture informed by in-depth performance evaluation and capacity modeling and can recommend backup and disaster recovery solutions.
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 consultants provide customers in the, , and in cities throughout the U.S a wide range of knowledge covering the basic IT requirements shared by most small business environments. Progent's core services include system integration, Microsoft Exchange help, system security support and HelpDesk outsourcing and support. Progent's Experts Group offers in-depth expertise in specific application topics. By offering a single source for IT generalists and specialists, Progent is able to tailor quick, affordable and complete network solutions that fit the particular needs of your organization.