The process of implementing a network generally takes several weeks. Servers are first configured and tested at Terminal’s offices. Hardware is then delivered and installed at the client site, running in parallel with the existing network. Components are migrated one at a time, and overnight reboots are scheduled to minimize client downtime.
Terminal’s network implementation process includes:
- Vendor Interviews
- Proof-of-Concept Testing
- Contract Negotiations
- Implementation Coordination
- System Testing
- Final Acceptance
Configuration and Testing
Equipment is purchased, configured, and testing. Terminal’s relationships with vendors allows customers to receive preferred pricing for new hardware.
For virtualization solutions, host and guest operating systems are installed.
Next, IP addresses, server roles, file shares, print services, and management tools are set up. Software like the VIPRE antivirus program and the managed service solution are also installed.
For successful migrations, Terminal stresses the importance of organization and accessibility when rewiring networks and installing networking hardware.
Previously configured and tested servers and delivered to the site and set up in parallel with the existing network. Services are migrated one at a time to minimize disruption to critical business services. This includes applications, users, email systems, and other data. Finally, old servers are decommissioned and removed.
Migration to new desktop computers may also occur at this time. Desktops are also delivered to the site, and old workstations are replaced. User and data migration is performed to minimize downtime.
Any old, inactive devices are removed from the remote monitoring solution. During the onboarding phase, the new workstations are added.