Organizations migrate from UNIX-based platforms to Windows in order to derive more business value from equipment and software. The consequent MS Windows-based environments streamline management, enhance the efficiency of users and network support personnel, minimize information duplication, increase information consistency, and allow for smoother rebounds from disaster. A MS Windows environment lets companies create solutions rapidly and requires less effort to be spent on developing, integrating, and maintaining application software.
Progent can help you to plan and deploy a smooth move from a UNIX-powered network to a Microsoft Windows environment for running Microsoft's popular Office suite, commercial software applications, and developer technology. Progent's experienced UNIX, Windows MCSE, and Cisco engineers and application experts can show you how to save your data and minimize business discontinuity by designing and implementing an economical transition strategy that preserves your past expenses for UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also assist to educate your workers and IT staff so your company remains productive.
UNIX-to-Windows migration consulting services available from Progent include:
- Analysis of Current Environment
Progent will help you understand the potential advantages and risks of transitioning an operating system, application, server, storage subsystem, or database. The process produces a comprehensive evaluation of your IT system, creates a baseline resource inventory, reduces technical risks, and inevitably results in a more affordable migration by saving time and avoiding expensive mistakes.
- Transition Planning and Validation
Progent will create a comprehensive migration implementation plan which may include validation tests. Progent practices a phased approach with specified waypoints to meet budgetary, timing, and engineering goals while avoiding productivity discontinuity. This process is based on the best practices defined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF).
- Microsoft Exchange Migration Expertise
Progent can create and execute a complete strategy for migrating from Solaris-powered messaging to Microsoft Exchange Server and can help you to port Lotus Notes or GroupWise software applications to a Microsoft SQL application or a Microsoft SharePoint application. Progent's experienced MS Exchange Server consultants can assess the risks and advantages of migrating to Microsoft Exchange Server and generate a comprehensive inventory of your existing messaging infrastructure. Progent can also manage a pilot implementation to confirm an Exchange transition strategy. Progent will also evaluate your current email security and recommend polices and tools to protect against attacks.
- Information and Application Software Transition
Progent can design and implement a data and software application migration plan that incorporates descriptions of information and software applications to be ported, identification of tools and procedures to be used for the move, risk analysis and risk minimization strategies, complete project management support, timeline estimates of the transition and expected network downtime, validation techniques, and emergency back-out plans. Progent's migration team can promote the effectiveness of your data and application porting initiative by offering accredited MS SQL Server 2019 consultants, MS SQL Server 2017 consultants, or Microsoft SQL Server 2016 integrators and data porting consultants who are veterans of large engagements such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.
- Server and Storage System Migration and Economization
Processor and mass storage transition and economization from UNIX to MS Windows can streamline IT administration, improve information consistency and speed system performance. By removing unneeded equipment and applications and by configuring processor and storage resources effectively, you can create an IT architecture that is expandable, safe, simple to archive and recover, and affordable to manage and support. Progent's processor and mass storage migration and economization support features a detailed plan with an inventory of your existing server and storage environment as well as for hardware, applications, services, training, and support for validation testing. Progent can help you to develop and execute an efficient, fault-tolerant IT architecture informed by detailed load evaluation and capacity assessment 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 San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and in cities nationwide a broad range of knowledge concerning the basic IT requirements shared by typical small and mid-size business environments. Progent's primary consulting areas include network integration, Microsoft Exchange consulting, system security support and HelpDesk outsourcing and support. Progent's Application Experts Group offers deep knowledge of key application topics. By offering a one-stop resource for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent can tailor fast, cost-effective and comprehensive network solutions that align with the specific needs of your business.