Overcome common migration challenges with the ability to manage long-term roadmaps, de-risk critical paths, visualize progress, and make informed decisions.
Critical, complicated, costly, and time consuming, data center migration is a risky process for any organization. Ineffective planning and rehearsal are common pitfalls, caused by reliance on static spreadsheets and a lack of full program visualization. Failure to understand progress and identify risks leads to unforeseen issues and delays. Meanwhile, inefficient communications waste valuable time which would be better spent on the migration activity itself.
Cutover makes it easy to successfully deliver complex data center migrations. Move away from using disparate tools, static spreadsheets, and multiple communication channels. Successfully manage every aspect of your end-to-end migration.
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Plan Migration Waves
With Cutover, successfully plan your discovery phase through data and application migration waves to optimization. Visualize the whole migration, drill-down to task-level details, and rehearse critical pathways, ensuring minimal risk and optimal workflows.
Bring together all parties involved in the data center migration to collaborate smoothly. Monitor progress, make live adjustments, and facilitate effective communication to keep flows of work moving.
Data center migrations are both critical and challenging to execute well. Analyze progress and performance with live observability and comprehensive audit trails, so that you’re constantly improving.
As part of their global data center strategy, a major multinational bank needed to reduce risk during an upcoming migration with three times the normal volume of change.
Challenge: Migrate 12 data centers at once
The program involved exiting 12 data centers and migrating over 2,400 applications to four new data centers. New tooling and ways of working were needed to handle the increased risk and resource requirements.
Solution: Templated runbooks for data center migration
The bank turned to Cutover, leveraging the library of runbook templates, with the intent to automate as much of the service offering as possible across the set of human and machine activities.
Results: Full visibility throughout the data center migration
Cutover pulled data from multiple runbooks into a dashboard to give an overall view of progress, delays, and issues across applications, lines of business, and the entire program of migration activity, providing a level of visibility that was never possible before.
“AWS and Cutover play a critical role in the delivery of our key cloud program. Cutover is enabling us to realize our strategic migration goals while ensuring operational resilience reporting and playbook invocation.”
"Cutover has been absolutely foundational to everything we've achieved in this program over the last year but especially over the final weekend where we had the vast majority of staff remote. Trying to execute such a complex, multi-threaded and cross-party migration without Cutover would simply have been impossible. Thank you to the team for your help, guidance, and support."