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The fallacy of lift and shift in data centre migrations

When an enterprise decides to move or migrate data centres from one location to another as well as the equipment and infrastructure within it, then that is called a "lift and shift". If that enterprise has limited resilience or none at all, the it is similar to performing open heart surgery. In this neck of the savanna, we invented the procedure and often take great pride in our Heath Robinson contraptions and abilities. However, a lift and shift data centre migration is often an exercise that has high risk with limited mitigations.

Read the full article about data centre migrations over at LinkedIn here.


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