Companies move from UNIX-based platforms to Windows so they can extract more business value from equipment and applications. The resulting Microsoft Windows-powered systems streamline administration, improve the efficiency of users and IT personnel, minimize information replication, increase information integrity, and allow for faster rebounds from disaster. A Microsoft Windows system helps companies create solutions rapidly and requires less effort to be spent on writing, integrating, and maintaining applications.
Progent can assist you to design and carry out a smooth move from a UNIX-based network to a Windows network for running Microsoft's familiar Office suite, commercial applications, and software development technology. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows, and Cisco CCIE consultants and application experts can show you how to save your data and reduce business disruption by creating and executing an effective migration plan that preserves your past expenses for UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to train your workers and IT staff so your company stays productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition support services offered by Progent include:
- Analysis of Existing Infrastructure
Progent will help you evaluate the potential advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, software application, computer, storage subsystem, or database. The process provides a comprehensive evaluation of your information system, establishes a baseline IT inventory, lowers engineering uncertainties, and ultimately results in a more affordable migration by saving time and dodging expensive pitfalls.
- Transition Planning and Validation
Progent will develop a comprehensive migration deployment plan which may feature validation tests. Progent practices a phased approach with defined milestones to meet budgetary, scheduling, and technical objectives while avoiding business discontinuity. This approach is modeled after the best practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
- Microsoft Exchange Migration Expertise
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 migrate Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint solution. Progent's experienced Microsoft Exchange Server consultants can assess the costs and benefits of migrating to Exchange and generate a detailed inventory of your current messaging infrastructure. Progent can also conduct a proof-of-concept deployment to confirm a Microsoft Exchange transition plan. Progent will also audit your current email protection and propose procedures and products to protect against threats.
- Data and Application Software Porting
Progent can develop and carry out a data and software application migration plan that includes descriptions of data and software applications to be ported, description of tools and procedures to be used for the migration, risk assessment and risk mitigation plans, detailed project management services, timeline projections of the migration and anticipated network downtime, validation techniques, and emergency back-out procedures. Progent's consultants can ensure the effectiveness of your information and software application migration project by providing certified Microsoft SQL Server 2019 experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 consultants, or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators and data porting consultants who are veterans of large engagements such as Dynamics GP migration.
- Processor and Mass Storage Migration and Consolidation
Processor and mass storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can streamline network management, improve information consistency and speed network throughput. By eliminating unneeded hardware and software and by configuring server and storage resources effectively, you can build an information infrastructure that is extensible, secure, easy to backup and recover, and economical to administer and support. Progent's processor and storage migration and consolidation service includes a detailed plan with an inventory of your current server and mass storage infrastructure plus recommendations for hardware, applications, services, training, and consulting for validation testing. Progent can help you to design and implement an efficient, fault-tolerant IT architecture informed by in-depth performance evaluation and capacity assessment and can recommend archiving 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 provide businesses in San Francisco, San Jose, and in cities throughout the U.S a wide range of knowledge concerning the basic information technology needs shared by typical small and mid-size business networks. Progent's primary services include network support, Microsoft Exchange consulting, network security consulting and HelpDesk outsourcing and support. Progent's Experts Team offers deep expertise in strategic application topics. By providing a single source for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent can deliver quick, affordable and complete network solutions that fit the specific requirements of your company.