Organizations move from UNIX to Microsoft Windows in order to extract more competitive advantage from hardware and software. The consequent Windows-based systems streamline management, enhance the efficiency of users and network support staff, minimize data duplication, improve data integrity, and allow for faster recovery from catastrophic failure. A MS Windows environment lets businesses create applications quickly and requires less effort to be spent on developing, deploying, and maintaining application software.
Progent can help you to design and deploy a smooth move from a UNIX-based network to a MS Windows environment for running Microsoft's popular Office software, commercial software applications, and developer tools. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows, and Cisco consultants and application experts can show you how to keep your information and reduce business discontinuity by designing and implementing an economical transition plan that preserves your existing expenses for UNIX applications and infrastructure. Progent can also assist to educate your users and network support group so your business remains productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition consulting services available from Progent include:
- Evaluation of Existing Environment
Progent will assist you evaluate the possible benefits and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage subsystem, or information base. The exercise produces a comprehensive assessment of your IT environment, defines a baseline network inventory, lowers technical risks, and inevitably leads to a lower cost of transition by conserving time and avoiding costly mistakes.
- Migration Planning and Validation
Progent will create a detailed transition implementation plan which may feature pilot tests. Progent practices a phased methodology with specified waypoints to meet economic, timing, and engineering goals while minimizing productivity disruption. This approach is based on the best practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.
- Microsoft Exchange Migration Services
Progent can produce and carry out a complete plan for migrating from Sun Solaris-powered email to Microsoft Exchange Server and can assist you to port Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a MS SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's experienced MS Exchange Server engineers can assess the costs and benefits of migrating to Microsoft Exchange Server and generate a comprehensive inventory of your current email system. Progent can also conduct a pilot deployment to help validate an MS Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also evaluate your current messaging protection and propose procedures and products to guard against attacks.
- Data and Application Software Migration
Progent can design and implement an information and software application transition plan that includes definitions of data and applications to be ported, identification of technologies and procedures to be utilized for the migration, risk assessment and risk minimization strategies, complete project management support, critical path estimates of the migration and anticipated operational unavailability, validation techniques, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's migration team can promote the effectiveness of your data and application migration project by offering accredited MS SQL Server 2019 experts, MS SQL Server 2017 experts, or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators and data migration professionals who are veterans of major projects such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.
- Server and Mass Storage Migration and Economization
Processor and mass storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to MS Windows can streamline IT administration, enhance information integrity and speed network performance. By removing unneeded equipment and applications and by configuring server and storage assets effectively, you can build an IT infrastructure that is extensible, safe, easy to archive and restore, and inexpensive to administer and maintain. Progent's processor and media migration and consolidation support includes a detailed strategy with an assessment of your current processor and mass storage environment plus recommendations for hardware, applications, services, training, and support for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and execute a consolidated, high-availability network architecture based on detailed performance analysis and capacity assessment and can recommend backup and restore 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 offer customers in the, San Jose, and in cities across the United States a broad range of expertise covering the fundamental information technology requirements common to typical small business networks. Progent's primary services include network integration, Microsoft Exchange help, network security consulting and Help Desk outsourcing and staffing. Progent's Application Experts Group offers in-depth knowledge of key application areas. By providing a single source for information technology generalists and experts, Progent can deliver speedy, affordable and complete IT solutions that align with the specific requirements of your company.