Businesses migrate from UNIX-based platforms to Microsoft Windows so they can derive more business value from equipment and software. The consequent MS Windows-powered systems streamline administration, enhance the productivity of workers and network support staff, minimize information duplication, improve information consistency, and allow for faster recovery from catastrophic failure. A Windows system helps businesses develop solutions quickly and demands less effort to be expended on developing, integrating, and managing application software.
Progent can assist you to design and deploy an efficient migration from a UNIX-powered network to a MS Windows environment capable of running Microsoft's powerful office productivity suite, commercial applications, and developer technology. Progent's skilled UNIX/Linux, Windows, and Cisco engineers and application specialists can show you how to keep your information and reduce business disruption by creating and implementing an economical transition plan that preserves your existing investments in UNIX software and network equipment. Progent can also help to educate your users and network support group so your business remains productive.
UNIX-to-Windows transition support services available from Progent include:
- Evaluation of Current Environment
Progent will assist you determine the potential benefits and risks of migrating an OS platform, application, computer, storage subsystem, or database. The process provides a comprehensive evaluation of your information environment, creates a basic resource inventory, lowers engineering uncertainties, and inevitably results in a lower cost of transition by conserving time and avoiding costly mistakes.
- Migration Strategy and Testing
Progent will develop a comprehensive transition implementation plan which may feature pilot tests. Progent uses a staged methodology with defined waypoints in order to meet budgetary, timing, and technical objectives while minimizing productivity disruption. This process is based on the best practices outlined in the Microsoft Solutions Framework.
- Exchange Migration Services
Progent can create and carry out a comprehensive strategy for transitioning from Solaris-based messaging to Microsoft Exchange Server and can assist you to port Lotus Notes or Novell Groupwise software applications to a MS SQL application or a SharePoint solution. Progent's expert MS Exchange Server consultants can evaluate the risks and advantages of transitioning to Exchange and create a detailed record of your existing email system. Progent can also conduct a pilot implementation to help validate an Exchange transition plan. Progent will also evaluate your existing messaging security and recommend polices and tools to protect against attacks.
- Information and Application Software Transition
Progent can design and carry out an information and application migration plan that incorporates definitions of information and applications to be moved, identification of tools and procedures to be used for the move, risk analysis and risk minimization strategies, detailed project management services, critical path estimates of the transition and anticipated operational downtime, validation processes, and critical back-out plans. Progent's consultants can promote the success of your data and application transition initiative by providing certified Microsoft SQL Server 2017 experts, MS SQL Server 2016 developers, or MS SQL Server 2014 engineers and data porting professionals who are experienced with major engagements such as Dynamics GP/Great Plains migration.
- Processor and Media Transition and Consolidation
Processor and mass storage migration and consolidation from UNIX to Windows can streamline network management, improve data consistency and accelerate network throughput. By removing unnecessary hardware and applications and by deploying server and storage resources efficiently, you can build an IT infrastructure that is extensible, safe, simple to archive and restore, and economical to administer and maintain. Progent's server and mass storage migration and consolidation support features a detailed strategy with an assessment of your current server and storage environment as well as for hardware, applications, services, training, and consulting for validation piloting. Progent can assist you to design and execute a consolidated, fault-tolerant IT infrastructure informed by detailed load analysis and capacity assessment and can specify 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 authorized professionals offer businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, and in cities nationwide a broad array of knowledge covering the basic information technology requirements shared by most small business environments. Progent's core services include system integration, MS Exchange consulting, IT security support and HelpDesk consulting and support. Progent's Experts Team offers deep expertise in key application topics. By providing a one-stop resource for information technology generalists and specialists, Progent is able to tailor quick, economical and comprehensive network solutions that address the special needs of your company.