When consolidating the data center, two-thirds of the planning effort should be spent on the discovery phase. Developing a detailed inventory and orchestrating bundling and moving of related assets are detailed processes with many interconnected components and processes. This discovery tool will facilitate the multi-stage data collection and bundling process and provide single point of reference for the team, before and during the move.
- Establish a data collection plan.
- Inventory applications.
- Inventory infrastructure.
- Gather vendor and expert contact information.
- Identify upgrade or consolidation opportunities.
- Determine component migration strategies.
- Create migration bundles.
- Order/prioritize migration bundles.