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Mitigate Risk for Data Center Network Migration

White Paper Published By: Cisco
Published:  Sep 16, 2015
Type:  White Paper
Length:  6 pages

Migration initiatives can help enterprises and service providers maintain market leadership, increase business agility, and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) while meeting regulatory requirements and plans for future growth.

Because the data center is the mission-critical delivery platform for business, migrating your data center or any of its IT assets applications, data, compute, network, servers, and/or facilities can be a complex, large-scale change management effort with significant investment and risk unless carefully planned and managed.

Successful data center migration initiatives need to address architectural, business, and operational challenges within and across the entire IT stack (Figure 1). Challenges include maintaining business continuity, migrating legacy and packaged applications, preserving mission-critical data during migration, and preventing security breaches.

Mitigating these risks requires a broad array of expertise across architecture, business, operations, technology, and strategy arenas, which can create steep learning curves for enterprises and service providers.

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