Organizations move from UNIX-based platforms to Windows in order to extract more business advantage from hardware and software. The consequent MS Windows-based environments streamline management, improve the efficiency of workers and network support personnel, reduce information duplication, improve information integrity, and allow for smoother recovery from catastrophic failure. A MS Windows environment helps businesses create applications quickly and requires less effort to be spent on developing, deploying, and managing application software.
Progent can help you to plan and carry out a smooth migration from a UNIX-powered IT system to a Microsoft Windows environment for supporting Microsoft's powerful office productivity software, business software applications, and developer tools. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco CCIE consultants and application experts can show you how to save your information and reduce productivity disruption by creating and implementing an economical migration plan that protects your past investments in UNIX software and infrastructure. Progent can also help to educate your users and network support staff so your company stays productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition support expertise offered by Progent include:
- Analysis of Existing Infrastructure
Progent will assist you understand the possible benefits and risks of migrating an operating system, software application, server, storage subsystem, or database. The process produces a thorough evaluation of your IT system, creates a baseline network inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably results in a more affordable transition by conserving time and dodging expensive mistakes.
- Migration Planning and Validation
Progent will create a comprehensive migration implementation plan which may feature pilot installations. Progent uses a phased approach with specified waypoints to meet economic, timing, and technical objectives while avoiding productivity disruption. This approach is based on the best industry practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.
- MS Exchange Migration Support
Progent can create and implement a comprehensive plan for transitioning from Solaris-powered messaging to Exchange Server and can assist you to migrate Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint application. Progent's experienced Exchange Server engineers can assess the costs and advantages of transitioning to Exchange Server and create a comprehensive inventory of your existing messaging infrastructure. Progent can also conduct a pilot deployment to confirm an MS Exchange migration plan. Progent will also audit your existing email security and recommend procedures and tools to protect against attacks.
- Data and Application Software Porting
Progent can design and carry out an information and application transition plan that incorporates descriptions of information and software applications to be ported, identification of tools and procedures to be used for the migration, risk analysis and risk minimization strategies, complete project management services, schedule projections of the migration and anticipated operational unavailability, validation processes, and critical back-out plans. Progent's consultants can ensure the effectiveness of your data and application transition project by offering accredited MS SQL Server 2019 experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 experts, or MS SQL Server 2016 integrators and data migration professionals who are experienced with major projects such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.
- Processor and Mass Storage Transition and Consolidation
Processor and mass storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can streamline network administration, improve data consistency and speed system throughput. By removing unneeded hardware and software and by deploying processor and storage resources effectively, you can build an information infrastructure that is expandable, safe, simple to archive and recover, and affordable to administer and maintain. Progent's server and storage migration and economization support features a comprehensive strategy with an assessment of your existing processor and mass storage infrastructure plus recommendations for equipment, software, services, education, and consulting for proof-of-concept testing. Progent can help you to design and implement a consolidated, fault-tolerant network infrastructure based on in-depth load 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 offer clients in the, , and in cities throughout the U.S a wide array of knowledge covering the basic IT requirements common to typical small business networks. Progent's primary services include network integration, MS Exchange consulting, system security consulting and HelpDesk consulting and staffing. Progent's Experts Team offers deep knowledge of strategic application areas. By offering a one-stop source for IT generalists and experts, Progent can tailor fast, economical and thorough network solutions that address the unique needs of your business.