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Clearing an on-premise server room

June 30, 2021 -

For a Dutch organisation that serves customers throughout Europe, I was asked to help dismantle a live server room. Instead of simply pulling the plugs, some of the services had to be migrated to the cloud. For fun and inspiration I share three different strategies to do so.

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Typical on-premise server room situation: lots of intertwined wires
Typical on-premise server room situation: lots of intertwined wires
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Overseeing VPS migration during nigthly hours - well past normal business hours to reduce downtime
Overseeing VPS migration during nigthly hours - well past normal business hours to reduce downtime
Connecting to the migrated servers through the cloud - and having a nice lunch, too!
Connecting to the migrated servers through the cloud - and having a nice lunch, too!

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