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These best practices will help you form a strategy, determine costs, and find solutions to ensure a successful data or workload migration.

Carbonite Migration picTip #1 – Factor downtime into your cost analysis
Get a grip on the cost of the problem before comparing to the cost of a solution. Consider downtime costs for each application in your ecosystem.

Tip #2 – Use the right tool for the job
Inferior public cloud services and platform-dependent tools can lead to data loss and inflexibility.

Tip #3 – Fully plan out the migration
Have a loss prevention plan for new data in case you need to return to your old platform.

Tip #4 – Chunk workloads
Organize server workloads into manageable groups (criticality, difficulty, etc.) and attack accordingly.

Tip #5 – Test extensively
Fully functional replicas are critical for consistently successful migrations.

Tip #6 – Know when to raise your hand
A service provider with migration expertise can reduce risks and help control costs.

Tip # 7 – Take the long view
Invest in tools that can also be useful for future projects.

Tip #8 – Make the most of this opportunity
Review your business continuity (BC) plans and disaster recovery (DR) strategies.

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