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Platform Migration

Platform Migration

With the increasing maturity of the platforms available today, more and more businesses are planning migrations to digital platforms. Digital transformation initiatives, future proofing of business, and leveraging of cutting-edge technologies play an important role in the planning for success in your platform migration initiatives. The scope of work involved would be (a) movement of applications and technology from older or proprietary systems to newer, more versatile, feature-rich, and cost-effective platforms or systems; (b) identifying applications, systems, or platforms that support real-time data streams and their processing in real-time.

Platform migrations are large and complex programs, with a higher risk of crucial business impact. These risks are to be mitigated through the planning and implementation of an end to end the iterative migration process. Gadgeon’s platform migration services address these challenges effectively by adopting industry best practices, tools, and methodologies that are most suited to the customer’s environment, systems, data, and business objectives.

Maintaining legacy systems poses multiple challenges to organizations:

  • No visible ROI could be realized from newer platforms
  • Higher resource consumption by older systems leads to the increased cost of operation, maintenance, and administration
  • The vendor supports for these systems often be prohibitively expensive, as they may already be near their ‘end of life’
  • Risks of availability and security, as regular patching to plug vulnerabilities, etc. could be problematic.
  • Standardization challenges as legacy platforms may not conform to the standards that are followed in modern digital platforms
  • As a combination of all these factors, there is a potential risk to organization credibility
  • Migrations involving application consolidation
  • Application re-engineering due to standardization initiatives
  • Changes due to mergers and acquisitions
  • Integration and migration necessitated from strategic business goals
  • Hardware or software end-of-life migrations
  • Database migrations/upgrades
  • Technology or application upgrades
  • Adoption of newer technology solutions like IoT and connected devices

We have extensive experience in migration testing for all platform migration scenarios. Our well-established migration test strategy blueprint and estimation model brings in quality and cost control while speeding-up the migration process as well as mitigating the risks and challenges involved. We successfully completed multiple platform migration projects on time, within budget, and with the highest quality for our customers.

Common approaches to Data migration are (a) merge multiple database instances into a brand new one; (2) migrate to one platform; (c) leave the systems as they are and create common views on top of them. Data migration needs to be tackled seriously and meticulously. Data migration is a key in-scope activity that is addressed with a specific focus in our migration process and will help our customers in addressing major challenges like:

  • Lack of identification of appropriate data migration strategy that is linked to business objectives
  • In-complete or lack of awareness of quality related issues of existing data sources
  • Improper budgeting
  • Lack of flexibility in executing the migration strategy or approach defined

Common approaches to Data migration are (a) merge multiple database instances into a brand new one; (2) migrate to one platform; (c) leave the systems as they are and create common views on top of them. Data migration needs to be tackled seriously and meticulously. Data migration is a key in-scope activity that is addressed with a specific focus in our migration process and will help our customers in addressing major challenges like:

  • Assessment of current environment, applications, and data that are to be migrated
  • Plan the entire migration process and create a roadmap with clear phases, and approach
  • Architecting and designing of the target platform
  • Implement the migration of applications by leveraging tools and processes
  • Implement the migration of data to the target platform
  • Functional and regression testing of applications and systems in the target environment or platform by using our suite of testing and test automation frameworks
  • Validation of the new platform against the benchmarks established from the source platform
  • Manage the new environment
  • Iterate till we address the full scope of migrations planned

The predominant aspects of a platform migration project are data and application migrations. However, in certain cases, Infrastructure migration will also be in scope. Our structured and phased methodology built on top of industry best practices is summarized below:

Platform migration Methodology


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