February 2015 – SCO UNIX to VMware migration

Written by Jamie Edgar of the Savant IT Technical Support team, this case study describes a recent SCO UNIX to VMware migration carried out by the team. The challenge was to migrate a 24/7 fully active financial system from 15 year old outdated hardware onto modern hardware without business downtime or data-loss. It was also necessary to preserve the system functionality including the operating system, bespoke software and service connectivity. Loss of the data would guarantee business collapse; downtime would hinder customer relationships due to loss of service and unsecure transitioning resulting in data leakage could result in malicious acts against personal or business reputation. Download his paper here