How to Migrate from .NET to Drupal

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How to Migrate from .NET to Drupal

  1. 1. How to Migrate from .NET to Drupal Version 1.0 Nov 13, 2013
  2. 2. Contents - About DOOR3 - Why Open Source & Drupal - Choosing The Right Methodology - Choosing the Right Infrastructure - Risk Management - 6 Things to Consider When Migrating - Let’s Review
  3. 3. AboutAbout DOOR3 DOOR3
  4. 4. About Us DOOR3 is a digital communications firm that designs and builds interactive enterprise applications for web, social and mobile media. Founded in 2002, we are headquartered in New York City with an office in London, UK. We translate marketing and business ideas into websites and mobile sites, software and applications that are effective, engaging, usable, and easy to evolve and maintain. • • • • Cross-platform Digital Strategy User Experience Design Web & Mobile Application Services Web & Mobile Maintenance & Support DOOR3 is a privately held company with a 2012 revenue of $8M and 60 staff.
  5. 5. Why DOOR3? Marketing Agencies Implementation Shops The DOOR3 Difference Design-heavy. Can paint you into a corner. "Built as instructed" leads to risks and delays. Concept through delivery - usable solutions that launch. • • • Extensive design focus Technology secondary Can the result be built, how and why? • • • Caution: requirements! Usability may be missed Suboptimal results • • • • Strategy & planning Engaging, usable designs Effective, efficient implementation Cost control
  6. 6. Why Open Source & Drupal About DOOR3
  7. 7. Open Source & Drupal Leveraging the power of open source and Drupal. • • • • • • • • • • • Custom blend of tools and processes Iterative development methodology Forward thinking CMS (Responsive Design, HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery) Strong community participation/interaction Well designed framework that is easily extensible Customizable website administration against teams skills/abilities Thousands of QA Testers Extremely secure, not working in a vacuum Multiple use cases and bug fixes are available Free modules proven and tested by a diverse user base ROI – refocusing and maintaining Budget control
  8. 8. Choosing The Right Methodology About DOOR3
  9. 9. Drupal - Migration Depending on the quantity and complexity of the content in your source site, we can choose from different migration methodologies: Script-based Migration Manual Migration (AKA, Cut & Paste) • • Ideal for smaller payloads Highly variable content • • • • Fastest way to automate a migration, all or nothing Good for non-complex migrations More difficult to rollback and do continuous migration Rinse and Repeat MIgrate Module - based Migration • • • • Provides API’s for “migration in pieces” Provides great vehicle for client interaction with the process Allow granular inspection of migration sources and destination targets Stakeholder collaboration validates imported content
  10. 10. Choosing The Right Infrastructure About DOOR3
  11. 11. Choosing The Right Infrastructure Choosing the right Infrastructure is key in making sure your migration is successful. We believe looking into the following. • • • • • Look at SEO Reports Site Content Maintainability Version Control Performance Technologies But most importantly look into the What If… • • • • • • What is the impact if the site goes down? Failover Redundancy Scalability Traffic Spikes Back-ups
  12. 12. Risk Management About DOOR3
  13. 13. Risk Management – Common Issues In the migration process there are common issues that typically arise and need to be addressed. Underestimation • Data volume, rework • Time Needed • Cost incurred New content added during the migration SEO Impact Non-normalized Data Structures Proprietary Code (non-standard) Complex Administrative workflow Site administration Interface Confusion Communication Issues • Timing between IT & Marketing Duplicate Content To mitigate your risks it’s important to.. 1. Plan your strategy, 2. Freeze your content if possible, 3. Be sure to have a trial run
  14. 14. 6 Things to Consider When Migrating About DOOR3
  15. 15. 6 Things to Consider When Migrating • Identify roles and responsibilities • Plan, Plan, Plan, Plan • Simplify as much as you can • Take a stage approach • Take the time to analyze and prepare the data • Document what you have done.
  16. 16. Let’s Review About DOOR3
  17. 17. Let’s Review Leveraging the power of open source and Drupal. • • • • • • • • • • • Custom blend of tools and processes Iterative development methodology Forward thinking CMS (Responsive Design,HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery) Strong community participation/interaction Well designed framework that is easily extensible Customizable website administration against teams skills/abilities Thousands of QA Testers Extremely secure, not working in a vacuum Multiple use cases and bug fixes are available Free modules proven and tested by a diverse user base ROI – refocusing and maintaining Budget control
  18. 18. Questions About DOOR3
  19. 19. For More Information Gerrit Veeder Senior Marketing Consultant gerrit.veeder@door3.com 212-673-1818 Antonio Estevez Senior Open Source Architect 212-673-1818 Email us @ projects@door3.com
  20. 20. Thank You. About DOOR3

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