Cloud Migration Services


Our Cloud Migration Services provide the highest returns and are delivered with an enterprise cloud that is secure and reliable, with the performance your business needs. It delivers safe and secure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for your back-office, customer-facing and mission-critical applications. Cloud will preserve capital, enable IT staff to focus on innovation and growth, and improves alignment between IT and the business by providing an agile IT infrastructure that is scalable and always available on demand.

Enterprise cloud benefits are real and deliver great value, allowing you to migrate your applications and workloads into the cloud platform without the time and risk typically involved with the process. This means you will ultimately accelerate the delivery of cloud benefits for you organisation by turning migration painless, simple and fast with Innovate’s Migration Services solutions.

Quick and seamless cloud migration services

Our Cloud Migration Services provide rapid migration of your x86, cloud-ready workloads to your enterprise cloud. The services allow you to rapidly and safely migrate existing virtual or physical servers to any of our cloud offerings.

Cloud Migration Services integrate the migrated applications into your cloud service catalog and storefront, making them immediately accessible for operation in your cloud environment. Whether you’re migrating one server or entire application suites, we will make it quick and seamless.


Integration into the client’s cloud service catalog and store front enabling immediate access and operation in a cloud environment.

No upfront capital costs and no long term contracts to worry about.

You control the scheduling

Management of multiple geographic server migrations simultaneously

Migration of entire environment including the file system, permissions, attributes, as well as compression and encryption settings.

A reliable cloud migration solution

Our migration service includes a benchmark migration to prove out the timing, migration process and network and storage connectivity. It also includes a pilot migration on a predefined application set that validates the migration. If the application entails worldwide deployments, we can manage multiple geographic server migrations simultaneously. And you control the scheduling.

Our standard service provides pre-migration validation of defined workload inventory, pilot migration, migration of virtual or physical OS instance to virtual instance in our cloud; and validation of successful migration and production cutover. In addition, the service includes migration event planning and coordination.

Key Benefits

Proven reference architecture to support complex application migrations to the cloud.

Worldwide migration support with follow-the-sun implementation.

Standardised migration processes using best in class technology.

Cloud security protocols followed to retain critical security and control information with the migrated application.

Ultimate security throughout your migration process

Our Cloud Migration Services guarantee security and information control associated with servers and applications whilst on the migration process, so there is no need to worry about the moving process. We will provide a safe and reliable migration to the cloud.

Innovate follows cloud security protocols to restores important security and control information that can be typically lost when workloads are moved to the cloud.


Migration reference Architecture defines the migration strategy, methodology and migration type based on your server, application environment, and system and process dependencies.

Global migration centre of Excellence supplies the resources and technology, coordinates the execution team, develops the migration playbook, and executes based on our Migration Reference Architecture. We draw on our world-class customer support and 24×7 capabilities for implementation, as well as our experience migrating hundreds of servers.

Proven, standardised migration processes benefit from Innovate’s developed IP and migration technology to accelerate the movement of applications to the cloud.

Solutions and Features

Server Migration

  • Migrate from physical and virtual servers.
  • Migrate to our public cloud or virtual servers from dedicated servers, virtual servers, and other cloud hosting providers.
  • Migrate one server or entire application suites.
  • Upgrade your operating system.
  • Migrate images, including your apps and data.

Database Migration

  • We can host your MySQL, MS SQL, or Oracle® database.
  • Change or upgrade your databases: move from MySQL to MS SQL, or vice versa.

Application Migration

  • Move your apps to Innovate, including content management systems (CMSes), SaaS apps, or custom apps.
  • Change your applications according to your business demands.
  • Supports Windows and Redhat Linux applications.

E-mail Migration

  • Move to Hosted Exchange® at Innovate, or choose from our high-performance, affordable options.
  • Get the best of both with our Exchange Hybrid email offering.

Migration Stages


Validation of the workload inventory; readiness verification of the source and destination infrastructure; and determination of the appropriate migration strategy.


Determination of the migration schedule, readiness of all resources and detailed timetable and plan.


Deployment of migration tool agents and a benchmark. Benchmark migration is internal preparatory testing for timing, process and readiness of migration and validation of network and storage connectivity. Client notification of execution readiness.

Migration Execution

A pilot using a mutually agreed-upon, selected application and server set; migration of the remaining applications and servers; and validation that the migration has been completed successfully. User acceptance testing of the migration and final sign-off.


The end state, a successful hand-over of an operational cloud environment with your migrated applications.

Are you ready to migrate?
Ready to migrate your hosted environment, but not sure how to start? No need to worry. Our experienced team can help migrate your servers, databases, applications, and e-mail amongst cloud, dedicated, and virtual environments. Just get in touch!

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