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Whether Windows, SAM, application or distribution migration. We support every migration.

Migration Services

Today’s fast changes in technology specifically impact information technology or even originate from it. Your IT department is therefore always undergoing changes, be it the more simple and repetitive ones or the changes bringing more complexity and risk.

The simple, regular and predictable application updates are mostly straightforward and are facilitated by Change Management systems and processes in day-to-day IT management.

Our experience from the past few years shows us that dependencies in IT are an ever increasingly demanding and risky challenge due to the expanding integration of systems and applications. This type of Major Changes is also called migrations or migration projects, which take into account not only the updates overall but also the changes that are necessary for all technologies, organizations, applications and processes.

Specialized in application changes

Raynet specializes in Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management with a focus on application changes. Our company has completed hundreds of successful migration projects and has decades of experience in this field.

We guarantee you a secure migration

For example, migrating one operating system to another usually involves migrating all software applications and data (Windows migration).

We do it for you

Raynet accompanies you through every migration process so you don’t have to acquire the skills and resources to start the next project.

Project management

Close project management in accordance with Prince 2 principles ensures the smooth running and successful completion of the project.

Windows-Migration

The first step towards initiating a comprehensive portfolio analysis is to gain an overview on all hard- and software assets used within the enterprise. This overview builds the foundation for defining the software portfolio to be made ready for Windows 10 and only these applications will be tested against the new OS.

This rationalization will save resources and unnecessary expenses. In case of warnings or error messages occurring during application compatibility testing, applications can be auto-fixed or re-packaged in order to ensure a safe and reliable availability in combination with the new OS.

Dirroci – Get ready for your Windows 10 migration by taking these seven steps to minimize risks, costs and the duration time of your project.

 

Step 1: Machine Discovery

Scanning the network/s to discover all IP devices delivers high transparency, which again makes a holistic approach possible towards the Windows 10 migration. The list of all devices in use is the pre-requisite for detecting the complete software inventory.

Top Benefits:

  • All devices within a network at a glance
  • Entire overview of your IT infrastructure

Step 2: Software Inventory

By means of agent-based or agentless inventory (remote and local), you obtain a data collection, which can be used for further processing in systems like a CMDB or SAM etc. – and this data can also be used for application recognition. The list of raw software inventory shows the number of installations used and their versions.

Top Benefits:

  • Flexibility to use agent-based or agentless inventory
  • Software Metering – Analysis of software usage
  • Inventory of all hardware and software assets, including server environments/data center
  • Delivery of data for further processing in your license management tool, CMDB and for software rationalization

Step 3: Application Recognition

The comprehensive software recognition report includes detailed information on all recognized software products including the number of installations. This list not only shows risks, but also recognizes optimization potential by listing the variety of installations, identical core functionality, etc.

Top Benefits:

  • List of software subject to be licensed and freeware
  • Enormous potential of achieving cost savings through recommendation of FOC software alternatives
  • Further rationalization possibilities depending on company requirements

Step 4: Application Rationalization

You will receive our recommendation for actions to be taken for the rationalization of your software landscape whilst considering your software strategy. This includes not only the list of all software versions in use, but also a detailed description of existing alternatives whilst considering critical and economic aspects.

Top Benefits:

  • Saving license costs by means of rationalization
  • Reduction of operational costs by means of consolidation of the version variety
  • Reduction of software readiness and deployment costs
  • Basis for the definition of the standard shopping basket

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Step 5: Application OS Collision Detection

We test your applications against the operating system guidelines of Microsoft. Based on a “traffic light status” we show you the possible utilizability of your software on a windows 10 operating system. The detailed report shows incompatibility issues, such as invalid or outworn API requests, Windows components out of support, conflicts regarding security and user account control (UAC), incomplete restart sequences and further results. By means of so-called smoke testing, the application will be tested regarding its installation, uninstall and repair.

Top Benefits:

  • Basis for planning of software readiness and deployment
  • Minimization of rollout risks and cost of operation
  • Basis for further analysis in case of incompatibility issues -> Possibility of virtualization

Step 6: Application Collision Remediation

Conflicts can be eliminated by automatic remediation of installation resources by means of adding Merge Modules and Manifest Files, adjustments of installation sequences regarding the execution of custom action, or by replacement of invalid or static notations of standard folders.

Top Benefits:

  • Reduction of efforts during the packaging phase
  • Saving costs by fully automated remediation

Step 7: Application Integration Detection

Not only do we test to find conflicts between software products, but also the compatibility of applications against your “Golden Image“ (basic image including drivers, group policies, standard applications, etc.). Furthermore, we check whether an application can be virtualized. The tests allow to determine whether a software package is ready for a defined target format and it checks on general criteria of virtualized operation modes.

Top Benefits:

  • Further testing options against customer specific OS configurations
Learn more about RaySAMi
Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management whtie RaySuite logo

The perfect combination to our services

If your actual SAM solution doesn’t fit your needs, or you think about an even bigger and much better integrated solution covering every phase of the application lifecycle, you should choose Raynet and our RaySuite products to bring your vision to life.

Last but not least, you can handover the complete operation of regular SAM tasks to Raynet. Contact the Raynet sales office or one of our partners to get the full overview of SAM solutions by Raynet.

Application migration example:

Customer uses MS Access 97 macro applications and will migrate to Access 2012. A parallel installation and use of different Access versions on a single computer shall be avoided. The customer IT may not have detailed information about individual Access 97 applications, its usage, and dependencies. On the other hand, the user organization has no chance to migrate them as long as they don’t have the new Access version or additional computers. Therefore, Access 97 will be deployed on to a virtual environment (MS App-V, Citrix XenApp or others) – or vica versa. The key advantage of this strategy is that the organization and users of Access 97 makros gain more time for the migration of their individual apps to Access 2012. Once achieved, the virtualized version can be removed.

Raynet provides full migration support from planning all the way through the preparations and software packaging. Once the bulk migration is done, typically the customer takes over the packaging or hires the Virtual Package Factory of Raynet to provide future packages according to the client design of the customer.

Depending on the requirements and risk assessment, a migration can be a single package order or a larger migration project. Every application migration project is guided by one of Raynet’s highly qualified, experienced and Prince2 certified practitioners. The complete project will be managed according to the Prince2 project management principles and in close cooperation with the customer.

Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management whtie RaySuite logo

The perfect combination to our services

If your actual SAM solution doesn’t fit your needs, or you think about an even bigger and much better integrated solution covering every phase of the application lifecycle, you should choose Raynet and our RaySuite products to bring your vision to life.

Last but not least, you can handover the complete operation of regular SAM tasks to Raynet. Contact the Raynet sales office or one of our partners to get the full overview of SAM solutions by Raynet.

Windows-Migration

Windows-Migration

The first step towards initiating a comprehensive portfolio analysis is to gain an overview on all hard- and software assets used within the enterprise. This overview builds the foundation for defining the software portfolio to be made ready for Windows 10 and only these applications will be tested against the new OS.

This rationalization will save resources and unnecessary expenses. In case of warnings or error messages occurring during application compatibility testing, applications can be auto-fixed or re-packaged in order to ensure a safe and reliable availability in combination with the new OS.

Dirroci – Get ready for your Windows 10 migration by taking these seven steps to minimize risks, costs and the duration time of your project.

 

Step 1: Machine Discovery

Scanning the network/s to discover all IP devices delivers high transparency, which again makes a holistic approach possible towards the Windows 10 migration. The list of all devices in use is the pre-requisite for detecting the complete software inventory.

Top Benefits:

  • All devices within a network at a glance
  • Entire overview of your IT infrastructure

Step 2: Software Inventory

By means of agent-based or agentless inventory (remote and local), you obtain a data collection, which can be used for further processing in systems like a CMDB or SAM etc. – and this data can also be used for application recognition. The list of raw software inventory shows the number of installations used and their versions.

Top Benefits:

  • Flexibility to use agent-based or agentless inventory
  • Software Metering – Analysis of software usage
  • Inventory of all hardware and software assets, including server environments/data center
  • Delivery of data for further processing in your license management tool, CMDB and for software rationalization

Step 3: Application Recognition

The comprehensive software recognition report includes detailed information on all recognized software products including the number of installations. This list not only shows risks, but also recognizes optimization potential by listing the variety of installations, identical core functionality, etc.

Top Benefits:

  • List of software subject to be licensed and freeware
  • Enormous potential of achieving cost savings through recommendation of FOC software alternatives
  • Further rationalization possibilities depending on company requirements

Step 4: Application Rationalization

You will receive our recommendation for actions to be taken for the rationalization of your software landscape whilst considering your software strategy. This includes not only the list of all software versions in use, but also a detailed description of existing alternatives whilst considering critical and economic aspects.

Top Benefits:

  • Saving license costs by means of rationalization
  • Reduction of operational costs by means of consolidation of the version variety
  • Reduction of software readiness and deployment costs
  • Basis for the definition of the standard shopping basket

Powered by Professionals

Step 5: Application OS Collision Detection

We test your applications against the operating system guidelines of Microsoft. Based on a “traffic light status” we show you the possible utilizability of your software on a windows 10 operating system. The detailed report shows incompatibility issues, such as invalid or outworn API requests, Windows components out of support, conflicts regarding security and user account control (UAC), incomplete restart sequences and further results. By means of so-called smoke testing, the application will be tested regarding its installation, uninstall and repair.

Top Benefits:

  • Basis for planning of software readiness and deployment
  • Minimization of rollout risks and cost of operation
  • Basis for further analysis in case of incompatibility issues -> Possibility of virtualization

Step 6: Application Collision Remediation

Conflicts can be eliminated by automatic remediation of installation resources by means of adding Merge Modules and Manifest Files, adjustments of installation sequences regarding the execution of custom action, or by replacement of invalid or static notations of standard folders.

Top Benefits:

  • Reduction of efforts during the packaging phase
  • Saving costs by fully automated remediation

Step 7: Application Integration Detection

Not only do we test to find conflicts between software products, but also the compatibility of applications against your “Golden Image“ (basic image including drivers, group policies, standard applications, etc.). Furthermore, we check whether an application can be virtualized. The tests allow to determine whether a software package is ready for a defined target format and it checks on general criteria of virtualized operation modes.

Top Benefits:

  • Further testing options against customer specific OS configurations
SAM System Migration
Learn more about RaySAMi
Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management whtie RaySuite logo

The perfect combination to our services

If your actual SAM solution doesn’t fit your needs, or you think about an even bigger and much better integrated solution covering every phase of the application lifecycle, you should choose Raynet and our RaySuite products to bring your vision to life.

Last but not least, you can handover the complete operation of regular SAM tasks to Raynet. Contact the Raynet sales office or one of our partners to get the full overview of SAM solutions by Raynet.

Application Migration

Application migration example:

Customer uses MS Access 97 macro applications and will migrate to Access 2012. A parallel installation and use of different Access versions on a single computer shall be avoided. The customer IT may not have detailed information about individual Access 97 applications, its usage, and dependencies. On the other hand, the user organization has no chance to migrate them as long as they don’t have the new Access version or additional computers. Therefore, Access 97 will be deployed on to a virtual environment (MS App-V, Citrix XenApp or others) – or vica versa. The key advantage of this strategy is that the organization and users of Access 97 makros gain more time for the migration of their individual apps to Access 2012. Once achieved, the virtualized version can be removed.

Raynet provides full migration support from planning all the way through the preparations and software packaging. Once the bulk migration is done, typically the customer takes over the packaging or hires the Virtual Package Factory of Raynet to provide future packages according to the client design of the customer.

Depending on the requirements and risk assessment, a migration can be a single package order or a larger migration project. Every application migration project is guided by one of Raynet’s highly qualified, experienced and Prince2 certified practitioners. The complete project will be managed according to the Prince2 project management principles and in close cooperation with the customer.

Deployment Migration
Enterprise Application Lifecycle Management whtie RaySuite logo

The perfect combination to our services

If your actual SAM solution doesn’t fit your needs, or you think about an even bigger and much better integrated solution covering every phase of the application lifecycle, you should choose Raynet and our RaySuite products to bring your vision to life.

Last but not least, you can handover the complete operation of regular SAM tasks to Raynet. Contact the Raynet sales office or one of our partners to get the full overview of SAM solutions by Raynet.

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