Improve employee utilization

Improve Migration Team Utilization with ZENfra

  1. Overcome resource limitations
  2. Eliminate time-consuming manual tasks
  3. Provide teams with essential up-to-date information
  4. Reduce the risk of rework
  5. Partner with migration specialists

Data center migration is essential to maintain efficiency and quality of service to users and customers, but it can be a time-consuming, labor-intensive task when internal teams handle migration manually.

Migration moves through a number of stages and each one must be handled correctly to avoid mistakes and later reworking. Planning, discovery, data capture, analysis, architecting, testing, migration and validation can tie up architects, migration engineers and project engineers for weeks or months, diverting IT staff from strategic tasks as well as their day-day- responsibilities.

Overcome resource limitations

Part of the problem is that internal teams may not have the skills or resources to handle every aspect of migration. Retraining or recruitment adds migration costs and timescale.  The team may also lack migration-specific tools that could reduce time and resource requirements.

To improve utilization, the goal is to develop a process that will enable teams to optimize their time by handling migration efficiently and minimizing the requirement for manual intervention. A process like this is even more important during the current pandemic as teams have to work remotely.

Eliminate manual tasks

VTG can help improve utilization and productivity by providing teams with ZENfra, a patented migration tool that automates each stage of the process and can reduce project lead times by 30 to 40 percent compared to manual methods.

ZENfra benefits members of the migration team in different ways. Here’s how it works.

ZENfra captures information using log files. Then it assigns architects, migration engineers and project managers. Architects use the log files to design the migration process and update the system. ZENfra generates the migration script, which the architect validates. The project manager can then work with the app team to schedule the migration.

Provide essential up-to-date information

Everyone on the project receives an automated notification announcing the start and end of the migration and ZENfra’s live monitoring system tracks the workload and success rate before releasing an executive report at the end of the project.

The high levels of automation in ZENfra eliminate many of the manual tasks that generally lengthen project timescales. Architects and project managers can work more efficiently, confident that they always have up-to-date information without spending time on manual checks.

Reduce the risk of rework

ZENfra also reduces or eliminates the risk of time-consuming rework by improving the accuracy of the project information available to all members of the team. When team members are working remotely, ZENfra can eliminate the risk of errors caused by misunderstanding because all team members view the project through ZENfra’s ‘single pane of glass’. This also speeds up decision making and helps keep the project on track.

Partner with migration specialists

As well as freeing internal IT staff and improving their productivity, ZENfra can also be used as part of a resourced service delivered by VTG migration experts. VTG has completed hundreds of successful migrations using ZENfra to cut project time and reduce costs by around 25 percent compared to traditional in-house methods.

VTG specialists meet with internal teams to identify requirements and plan the migration. They then manage the project through to conclusion, keeping stakeholders informed with regular reports throughout the project.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about how ZENfra can help your migration project, please contact .