Managed Migration Service You Can Trust

Migrate with confidence with Ascend Cloud Solutions and our migration partners VMware HCX and RiverMeadow.

 End-to-End managed Migrations service

Migrate to any VMware based cloud and access cost savings of up to 50%

Managed Migration Services

 

Ascend Cloud Solutions will be with you on every step of your journey to the Cloud. Migrations are our business and with hundreds of migrations successfully completed as a team, you can be confident that what may be a significant one-time event for your business could not be in safer hands. We offer a full end to end managed migration service where we will take on the onus of delivering you to your new cloud home whether that be Private, Public, or Hybrid cloud.

Competitive pricing is available on a per VM or per-project basis.

 

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Ascend Cloud Solutions 5 Migration Steps

01

Discover

We believe that each migration, from any source to any destination, should follow a structured and proven methodology. Putting a solid foundation in place with initial workload discovery is paramount. “A great house cannot be built without a solid foundation”.

 A foundation for a migration is to discover in-depth and accurately what workloads, connectivity, versions, sites, and applications are resident in your current estate. We will then marry these against the business requirements, tolerance for disruption and project deadlines to allow us to begin the design process.

 Only once a thorough understanding has been achieved can we confidently progress through our managed phased approach to HCX migrations.

02

Design

Ascend Cloud Solutions will use the information gathered during the discovery phase to produce a robust HCX design to meet both the technical and business requirements and constraints. We will capture all agreed design and validation decisions for inclusion. We will produce a concise logical deployment and configuration guide to accompany the design.

Building the design at this stage will allow us to progress into the planning phase knowing the size, scale, and services available at each site. It will also provide a set of base requirements and dependencies around compute, storage, networking, and security that we can get ahead of to allow a quick and easy product deployment and validation in the build phase.

02

Design

Ascend Cloud Solutions will use the information gathered during the discovery phase to produce a robust HCX design to meet both the technical and business requirements and constraints. We will capture all agreed design and validation decisions for inclusion. We will produce a concise logical deployment and configuration guide to accompany the design.

Building the design at this stage will allow us to progress into the planning phase knowing the size, scale, and services available at each site. It will also provide a set of base requirements and dependencies around compute, storage, networking, and security that we can get ahead of to allow a quick and easy product deployment and validation in the build phase.

03

Plan

Ascend Cloud Solutions will work with the both the customer and collected data to create the optimum migration approach and detailed plan for each unique client. This phase is typically conducted through workshops with all key customer stakeholders either on-site or virtual.

We will work to first categorize workloads into groups based on criticality and complexity, We work with the client to identify critical networking/security, business continuity, data protection, business and change control constraints that will affect any potential move.

The output will be a detailed migration plan with detailed, itemised, migration waves and an agreed project timeline.

04

Build

Ascend Cloud Solutions will work with you to deploy the HCX infrastructure as per the agreed design. Each component and service will be validated as per agreements made in the design phase.

The pre-flight tests conducted as part of validation will give us our first real end to end performance and speed tests beyond what was estimated in the earlier phases. If necessary, we may recommend some revisions to the migration plan and timeline during this phase

04

Build

Ascend Cloud Solutions will work with you to deploy the HCX infrastructure as per the agreed design. Each component and service will be validated as per agreements made in the design phase.

The pre-flight tests conducted as part of validation will give us our first real end to end performance and speed tests beyond what was estimated in the earlier phases. If necessary, we may recommend some revisions to the migration plan and timeline during this phase

05

Execute

Ascend Cloud Solutions will work with you to coordinate and execute your migration plan. The old cliché ‘Time is money’ becomes distinctly apparent during this phase. The hard work and planning have been completed and now it is critical that each of these waves are completed successfully and on-schedule. Any missed or roll-backed wave has a knock-on effect on the remaining schedule leading to delays, wasted hours, and missed deadlines. Cut over is where rubber meets road on virtual machines powering on in vSphere versions that are often deeply disparate from its source. Although rare, they can happen.
We truly believe our extensive knowledge and experience offers unique value as we are well rehearsed in resolving unforeseen issues that can occur during cut-over that would otherwise cause a full rollback.

Throughout this phase we will pro-actively communicate on the status of each wave of scheduled migrations, resulting in a seamless go-live event for you and your business.

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