Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration
Drupal is a Content Management System designed for high volume and complex website needs. Updates, security fixes and enhancements will no longer be provided for Drupal 7 beyond November 2021. Axis12 are experts in Drupal 7 and 8 and can provide a seamless and safe migration service for you.
- Drupal 7 to 8 migration service
- Review current Drupal 7 setup
- Provide site structure recommendations ahead of move to Drupal 8
- Map existing Drupal 7 content to Drupal 8 content types
- Backup existing content throughout the migration process
- Provide Drupal 7 and 8 parallel environments
- Synchronise Drupal 7 and 8 environments with migration scripts
- Seamless cutover service between Drupal 7 and 8 for continuity
- Axis12 can offer ISO 27001 Certified Drupal 8 hosting
- Drupal 8 contains 200 new features and improvements
- Drupal 8 includes multilingual capabilities
- Drupal 8 has improved WYSIWYG and other content authoring
- Drupal 8 includes better mark-up when using HTML5
- Within Drupal 8 the admin user experience has been improved
- Drupal 8 integrates accessibility and built-in web services
- Drupal 8 has an industry standard approach
- Drupal 8 security has reduced risk
£350 to £850 per person per day
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+44 (0)845 519 5465
|How the planning service works||
Our AGILE and PRINCE2 qualified delivery teams have vast experience of managing and delivering projects using a range of approaches. By clearly defining the phases of the initial delivery – from discovery and concept to design and development – we can choose the method that fits best with your organisation.
An Agile approach (e.g. SCRUM) can be extremely effective in offering you early sight of software, rapid development, incremental delivery and regular prioritisation of features.
Waterfall methods (e.g. PRINCE2) are preferred by some clients because they allow monitoring of progress via more traditional means – such as detailed project plans and Gantt charts – that are more in keeping with their internal governance structures.
Recently, we’ve developed ways to use a blended approach effectively, providing agile and rapid delivery with flexibility of prioritisation and specification alongside the structure, accountability and predictability that comes with a Waterfall approach.
Our project delivery is supported by systems that manage the detailed specifications, including acceptance criteria, user stories and results from functional and non-functional testing. These are available to our internal staff, and staff from third parties and partners to ensure clear specifications are available to everyone involved in the delivery.
|Planning service works with specific services||No|
|Training service provided||Yes|
|How the training service works||Axis12 have a number of existing training courses and manuals that we have developed over the years in response to client requests for various levels of training coupled with the system integration. We have found our courses to be extremely effective in getting novices to a position where they feel confident in performing the tasks required as part of their daily jobs; as well as for taking more advanced users to the next level of site management.|
|Training is tied to specific services||No|
Setup and migration
|Setup or migration service available||Yes|
|How the setup or migration service works||Every customer will have their own unique setup and particular challenge be it integrations, large data cleaning, or legacy system support. We typically like to start very early scripting the majority of the migration. We generally treat infrastructure as code so all aspects are automated and scalable. For customers who are venturing into the cloud for the first time often this can be an intimidating task as services have often been run on site with physical hardware. Separation and consolidation of services is key, realising huge cost savings, but this requires a very structured phased repeatable approach. Microservices is often a very good fit as it gives you the flexibility you need.|
|Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services||No|
Quality assurance and performance testing
|Quality assurance and performance testing service||Yes|
|How the quality assurance and performance testing works||
Axis12 ensure consistent quality in our delivery through the planning, setting and implementation of specific and measurable quality objectives in line with ISO9001 principles. Our dedicated Account Manager, in consultation with our client’s project team, will work together to produce quality objectives with associated milestones, which will then be constantly monitored throughout the delivery process.
In all work Axis12 carry out we strive to ensure that the responsibilities for managing service delivery are clear and appropriately allocated between us and our client. No matter which management methodology is applied, we prefer to ring-fence quality standards so they cannot be compromised. This ensures high levels of usability for the end user and maximum flexibility for the client.
Our performance team will do an initial assessment of requirements including number of users, traffic flows, heavy transaction within the system and design a specific performance test.
|Security services type||
|Other security services||SC cleared individuals|
|Ongoing support service||Yes|
|Types of service supported||
|How the support service works||Axis12 support most open source products and any other products run on Linux based systems.|
No constraints. We support both remotely and onsite.
Our expertise lies in open source products.
|Email or online ticketing support||Email or online ticketing|
|Support response times||Acknowledgement of questions raised in a support ticket is conducted within 5 minutes. Tickets are triaged and actioned in accordance with our strict SLAs, which range from 60mins through to 5 business days depending on the urgency and severity of the issue.|
|User can manage status and priority of support tickets||Yes|
|Online ticketing support accessibility||None or don’t know|
|Phone support availability||24 hours, 7 days a week|
|Web chat support||Web chat|
|Web chat support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support accessibility standard||WCAG 2.1 A|
|Web chat accessibility testing||Axis12 use Olark for web chat communications. Olark is independently verified for accessibility.|
|Support levels||Axis12 provide a range of different support ranging from 24/7 x 365 through to Core hours: Office hours (08:30 – 17:30 Monday to Friday on standard UK business days). Costs vary depending on level of service required and staff type. Every client will have a named account manager experienced in diagnosing and directing requests to the correct resource.|
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Security Clearance (SC)|
|Price||£350 to £850 per person per day|
|Discount for educational organisations||No|