Virtual Server Deployment
Thanks to virtualization, this has all been reduced to a number of a few short clicks to complete these tasks. Thanks to the vCloud director, the power of this technology has now been placed in YOUR hands. vCloud gives you the ability to spin up, spin down, configure networks and resources, reboot, repair, and control the console of new and existing servers without any action on the part of Convergia staff.
Of course we can always take care of this for you, but for hands-on customers that do not want our staff to access to their systems, this option is always available.
Spinning up new servers is as easy as selecting one of our preconfigured vApps that contain all of the servers necessary for a technology and clicking deploy. All that remains is configuring the network and applications, and your server is up and running in the cloud.
Migrations and Cutovers
Any IT director who has managed or performed a migration knows that they are always a nightmare. The reality is that they are unavoidable. However, with recent improvements in virtualization combined with our seasoned, experienced engineering staff, migrations have never been easier. First our engineers will sit down with your staff and gain an in-depth understanding of your current infrastructure while addressing any weak points or existing issues that could potentially cause issues during the setup and migration process. Next, a migration road map is drawn up and followed to the tee. Once the sales and engineering quotes have been approved, operations will deploy the servers according to specifications. After the new servers have been deployed, provisioned, updated, and prepped for cutover, data replication can begin. This is typically done over the Internet for customers with high bandwidth and via USB hard drives for customers with low bandwidth. While data is being transferred, a cutover date is scheduled (and may be adjusted due to unforeseen complications) when services will be cut over to the new systems in the cloud. Below are several services that are typically migrated and how the process works for some of the most popular applications and data systems on the market.