Why do businesses migrate? 1. They’re looking to improve the service they’re currently receiving. 2. They’re looking to re-architect their solution, split out various functionality. 3. They’re looking to update their systems for the software on them. When you’re having a pretty bad time with your host, you need more support, you’ve grown a lot, you haven’t got the in-house computer skills to deal with your infrastructure properly anymore, you may want to look to move to a managed host like we are, and that at managed host can take over various responsibilities of running the infrastructure, and if you need that it’s a really good idea to do it because it’s not that costly compared to hiring in your own IT resource. As businesses grow, you add extra functionality, more systems to existing infrastructure. This is not always necessarily planned or architected in the right way, and so after time you might want to just look at how your system currently works and starts splitting out the functionality again. This is also for things like if you want to future proof of solution, you want to start load balancing, so you can scale horizontally rather just continue to scale vertically. It’s important as well for license costs, you know, if you’ve got lots of cores in a server, your SQL costs are going to be much higher if you split out the SQL functionality, you’re going to have much less cores, much less cost. Over time, operating systems get older and your code bases get older, PHP gets older, and you can just update them, you know, in the existing infrastructure if you like, but really what you want to do is go onto a newer operating systems, so you need to just stay up-to-date with all that kind of thing as well. How can Hyve help with all of this stuff? Well Hyve provide a load of services around this. We provide management, we architect solutions all the time to help with scaling. From a management perspective, having functionality split out over multiple servers is far easier to manage as well, so less costly, better performance, easier to manage, easy to fix if something goes wrong. We also run a whole series of security products as well as help support this, that’s like DDoS mitigation, intrusion detection systems, web application firewalls, which again are things that can help up security, update web presence, update performance, ensure your up time is bigger, all that kind of thing. I’m going to use one specific example for this. So we did a migration with someone, I think earlier this year, with a company called Creditplus. They had everything sitting on one server. It was pretty complicated and pretty hard work for them to manage and they didn’t really have any proper flow of work, the development teams were struggling because doing development work on its production server created a whole lot of risk. Working with Hyve was an absolute delight. They were able to understand our current situation, understand our business, recommend a solution that was right for us and scalable with our business, and best of all they completed it before the deadline. The first step was discussing with Hyve what the right product for us was, and we went for the Enterprise Cloud, the next thing was the migration and what was absolutely imperative to us was no interruption to business as usual. Hyve really understood our needs, they respected that we’re a 24/7 business, and throughout the migration, there was no downtime that was not necessary. If you want to get in contact and speak to us about migrations, you can speak to us anytime over the phone, email, or even our chat function on the website.