Align provided expertise to enhance data migration efforts in North America.
After a global financial institution performed their data center migration efforts in EMEA and APAC, they partnered with Align to redesign their processes and procedures to prepare for a larger scale effort in North America. This project ultimately sought to consolidate over 20 data centers down to just 4. This client requested Align’s expertise to develop a program to migrate thousands of critical applications and workloads.
Align worked side by side with the client to develop project governance and technical solutions. Objectives included the development of a migration program framework; performing a gap analysis of inventory, discovery and repository tools; application mapping guidance; reviewing data visualization and analysis; and providing guidance and knowledge transfer of best practices gleaned from project experience.
Align developed process flows to support all phases of the migration program, as well as a current state data mapping to identify key data points required to develop a migration plan. Additionally Align provided requirements documentation for a strategic migration tool to support data collection, storage and reporting, a high level architecture diagram for the strategic migration tool, dashboard prototypes to be used for data capture and reporting purposes and a migration runbook.
With the help of Align’s guidance, this client was able to develop a framework and plan in order to successfully complete the migration project.