Migrating 500-600 endpoints scatted throughout the State of Maryland from a Novell to Windows Active Directory (AD) environment can be a challenge and when coupled with an aggressive timeline, can be completely overwhelming. End-user downtime was a primary concern as an afterhours migration was not optional. For this migration, GANTECH’s virtualization experts activated VMware Mirage, a product enabling simultaneous hardware and software upgrades on a large scale and with very little downtime. Mirage also provides the ability to restore systems to their prior state when needed.

Our four-phased approach featured:

Mirage Server and Agent Deployment
Stabilizing the Endpoints
Creating App Layers
Final Base Layer and AD Domain

All endpoints were migrated in a timely manner and without burdening IT staff at the end-user sites.

Click here to learn more about GANTECH’s migration approach that helped to elevate this government agency and its end-users.

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