Businesses migrate from UNIX-based platforms to Windows so they can extract more competitive advantage from hardware and applications. The resulting Windows-based systems simplify administration, improve the efficiency of workers and network support staff, reduce information replication, improve information integrity, and provide for smoother recovery from disaster. A Microsoft Windows environment lets businesses develop applications rapidly and demands less time to be expended on developing, deploying, and managing application software.

Progent can assist you to plan and carry out an efficient migration from a UNIX-based network to a Microsoft Windows environment for supporting Microsoft's familiar Office suite, commercial applications, and software development technology. Progent's skilled UNIX, Windows, and Cisco CCIE engineers and application specialists can help you to save your information and minimize productivity disruption by creating and implementing an effective transition strategy that preserves your past expenses for UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to train your workers and network support staff so your business stays productive.

UNIX-to-Windows transition consulting expertise available from Progent include:

  • Analysis of Current Infrastructure
    Progent will assist you determine the potential benefits and risks of migrating an OS platform, application, computer, storage subsystem, or information base. The exercise produces a thorough assessment of your IT environment, establishes a baseline IT inventory, reduces engineering risks, and inevitably results in a lower cost of transition by conserving time and avoiding expensive mistakes.

  • Transition Strategy and Testing
    Progent will develop a detailed migration deployment plan which may include validation installations. Progent uses a staged approach with defined milestones to meet economic, timing, and engineering objectives while avoiding business discontinuity. This approach is based on the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).

  • MS Exchange Migration Support
    Progent can create and carry out a complete plan for transitioning from Sun Solaris-powered email to Exchange Server and can help you to migrate Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint solution. Progent's expert Microsoft Exchange Server consultants can assess the costs and advantages of transitioning to Microsoft Exchange Server and create a comprehensive inventory of your existing messaging system. Progent can also conduct a test implementation to confirm an Exchange migration strategy. Progent will also audit your existing messaging protection and propose polices and tools to protect against threats.

  • Data and Application Transition
    Progent can develop and implement a data and software application transition strategy that includes definitions of information and software applications to be ported, description of tools and processes to be utilized for the move, risk assessment and risk minimization strategies, detailed project management support, schedule projections of the transition and anticipated operational downtime, validation techniques, and critical back-out procedures. Progent's migration team can promote the effectiveness of your data and application porting initiative by offering certified MS SQL Server 2017 experts, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators, or MS SQL Server 2014 experts and data migration professionals who are experienced with large engagements such as Microsoft Dynamics GP migration.

  • Processor and Storage Migration and Consolidation
    Server and storage transition and consolidation from UNIX to Microsoft Windows can simplify network management, improve information integrity and accelerate network throughput. By eliminating unneeded equipment and software and by deploying server and storage assets efficiently, you can create an IT architecture that is expandable, safe, simple to archive and recover, and affordable to administer and maintain. Progent's server and storage migration and economization service features a comprehensive plan with an inventory of your current server and storage environment as well as for equipment, software, services, training, and consulting for validation piloting. Progent can help you to develop and implement a consolidated, high-availability IT infrastructure informed by detailed performance analysis and capacity modeling and can specify backup 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 authorized professionals provide customers in the , San Jose, and in cities throughout the U.S a broad range of knowledge concerning the basic IT needs shared by most small and mid-size business environments. Progent's primary services include system integration, Microsoft Exchange help, network security consulting and HelpDesk consulting and support. Progent's Experts Team offers in-depth expertise in strategic application areas. By offering a single source for IT generalists and specialists, Progent can tailor fast, economical and thorough IT solutions that fit the special needs of your organization.

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