The challenges in migrating to a Software-Defined Data Centre
Migrating to a Software-Defined Data Centre enables a paradigm shift in the way you think about your IT infrastructure. Rather than the traditional approach of an architecture that is centred around how you want the infrastructure to work, you are creating an environment that focuses on what you want the infrastructure to achieve – the ‘intent-based’ approach.
Through working with many organisations embarking on technology transformation and in particular those making this fundamental move to SD Data Centre, there are a number of common challenges that we consistently see that I am sure will be familiar.
Minimising The Risk To Business Critical Applications
This goes hand in hand with the next challenge about migration. There is a risk that has to be managed and minimised when moving critical applications to a new infrastructure, however, you should not ignore the risk of continuing to run these critical applications on an aging or end of support infrastructure.
Leveraging Experience In Technology & Migration Methodologies
For most organisations and their IT team, this is the first time they have embarked on a migration to a SD-Data Centre environment such as Cisco ACI. As with all technology migrations, there are multiple options available that you will need to take the time to fully understand , seek advice where necessary, and identify which are the most appropriate approaches for you.
Having A Full Understanding Of Existing Infrastructure & Services
In order to map your journey, it is critical that you fully understand where you are starting from. You need to fully understand and map how your critical business applications operate across your infrastructure. We find that many application owners, through no fault of their own, generally lack the deep understanding of how their applications work end to end