Whether you are migrating one system or your whole server room,
LinuxForce can help. We are the Linux migration experts. We have
migrated whole server clusters and mission critical systems smoothly and
without notably disrupting operations.
We have migrated systems for AIG, AFLAC, the Franklin Institute
Science Museum and many more organizations. Contact us to find out how we can help you plan
and manage your migration to Linux (such as Debian
GNU/Linux) and other open source software.
The LinuxForce Migration Methodology
- Preliminary Audit.
An audit of existing systems to comprehensively understand the hardware,
software, communications protocols, user and software interfaces,
security requirements, etc. involved in the system(s) to be migrated.
Specify and engineer the new post-migration environment.
- Test Deployment.
Deploy the new post-migration system in a test environment.
Once our migration technicians have completely tested the components,
all business constituencies need to thoroughly test the new system(s)
to ensure that their particular needs will be met by the new system.
Implement the detailed step-by-step plan to transition the old environment
out and bring the new environment into production service as seamlessly
as possible (often zero or near zero downtime plans can be developed).
Evaluate the effectiveness of the migration on an ongoing basis and
make recommendations designed to ensure continued, positive business
To maintain and monitor migrated systems on an on-going basis, our
Responder℠ services are usually included with a Migration
Contact us today to learn more about
how our migration solutions can help your buesiness move forward.
Why Migrate to Linux
There are many good reasons to migrate to Linux and open source software
- Freedom from the concerns of software licensing. Using lock-in
(or proprietary) software requires tracking software
licenses and usage, which demands extra administration and legal
exposure. Both raise costs.
- High reliability. Linux and open source software are transparent
and is peer-reviewed. It is scrutinized and tested by many users
and developers around the world - a resource pool that not even the
largest software monopoly can afford. The result is mature code that
makes for quality software.
- Migrations can generally be accomplished without adversely affecting
- Linux and open source software are more adaptable, and repairable
than lock-in software. That means anyone with the necessary skill
set can audit the software, modify it to fix a bug or glitch, or
improve it to better meet business needs.
- Linux works on less expensive, more diverse and scalable hardware
- Linux and open source software are based on open standards, it
maximizes your options as your systems evolve.
- Linux and open source software provide a greater level of security.
- Licensing cost: $0.