Data center migrations aren’t something most people do every day.

They’re typically a once-in-a-career event—twice if you’re lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it). No matter which camp you’re in, moving networks, servers, data and applications from one location to another tends to elicit a string of four-letter words:

Slow. Pain. Ouch. Nope. (Not the words you were thinking?) This is for good reason.

In helping hundreds of companies migrate everything from single applications to full data centers, we’ve identified seven common mistakes people make during data center migrations, and more importantly, how to avoid them. 

Read all seven mistakes on