Data Center Move
Maximum performance, minimum downtime
Ensure a seamless transition during your data center relocation by letting our experts handle everything. So you can focus on what matters most: driving your business forward.
With state-of-the-art methodologies, we assess your current data center, plan a meticulous migration strategy, and execute the move with precision. Prioritizing security and maintaining uninterrupted operations throughout the process.
A smooth transition to improve scalability, reliability and cost efficiency
We cover all of your relocation needs. From decision making, moving requirements to site design and hardware inventory: you can count on us every step of the way.
With our detailed, hour-by-hour roadmap and in-depth knowledge of storage, servers, power calculation and cabling (to name a few), your data center move will go smoothly.
A wealth of experience
There is no one-size-fits-all approach. It all comes down to experience. Fortunately, our infrastructure team has successfully completed a wide variety of data center moves, large and small.
Your trusted partner in data center moves of all sizes
Our proven track record and commitment to excellence make us the trusted choice for companies seeking a hassle-free data center move.
Our take on
data center relocation
Data center design and implementation
Every data center design should allow for easy scalability to meet increasing demands for data storage, processing power, and network bandwidth. This requires flexible infrastructure and modular components that can be added or removed as needed without disrupting operations.
Redundancy is critical to a strong data center design to ensure high availability and minimize the risk of downtime. This includes redundant power supplies, cooling systems, network connections, and data storage to provide failover capabilities in the event of hardware or infrastructure failures.
Data centers consume significant amounts of energy, so an efficient design is essential to reduce costs and environmental impact. This includes implementing energy-efficient cooling systems, using virtualization and consolidation techniques to maximize server utilization, and deploying technologies like server power management and airflow optimization.
Data centers house valuable and sensitive information, requiring robust security measures. This includes physical security measures such as access control systems, surveillance cameras, and fire suppression systems, as well as cybersecurity measures like firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and encryption protocols to protect against unauthorized access and data breaches
A strong data center design should anticipate future technologies and evolving business needs. It should be flexible enough to accommodate new hardware, networking protocols, and data storage technologies. Additionally, a future-proof design considers factors like sustainability, regulatory compliance, and emerging trends like edge computing or hybrid cloud architectures.
A successful data center migration requires careful planning and assessment of the existing infrastructure, applications, and data. This includes identifying dependencies, documenting the current state, and creating a detailed migration plan with timelines, resources, and potential risks.
Data center relocation projects carry inherent risks, including data loss, service interruption, and security vulnerabilities. Effective risk mitigation strategies include implementing backup and disaster recovery solutions, conducting thorough testing and validation prior to migration, and having contingency plans in place to address unforeseen issues.
Clear communication with all stakeholders is critical throughout the migration process. This includes keeping stakeholders informed about the migration timeline, potential service impacts, and any necessary actions or preparations on their part. It’s important to address concerns and maintain transparency to ensure a smooth transition.
A data center relocation project involves transferring large volumes of systems from the source data center or infrastructure to the destination. Efficient and secure transfer methods, such as network replication, backup and restore or offline data shipment, can be used. Additionally, data integrity and accuracy must be validated through thorough testing and verification procedures before and after the migration.
Once the move is complete, it’s essential to perform post-migration validation to ensure that all systems, applications, and data are functioning as expected. This includes conducting performance testing, monitoring, and fine-tuning to optimize the new data center environment. Continuous monitoring and optimization help identify and address any potential issues or bottlenecks to maximize the benefits of the migration.
Documentation and training
Data center documentation should include a comprehensive inventory of all hardware, software, networking equipment, and infrastructure components present in the data center. This inventory should include detailed information such as make, model, serial numbers, configurations, and any relevant warranties or maintenance agreements.
The documentation should provide a clear overview of the network topology within the data center, including the layout of switches, routers, firewalls, and their interconnections. It should also detail the connectivity between different systems, networks, and external connections like internet service providers. This information aids in troubleshooting, planning expansions, and understanding dependencies.
Documenting standard operating procedures (SOPs) is essential for consistent and efficient data center management. SOPs should cover routine tasks such as system maintenance, backup procedures, security protocols, disaster recovery processes, and incident response guidelines. Well-documented procedures help minimize errors, improve operational efficiency, and facilitate knowledge transfer among data center staff.