Shell Case Study

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Shell Case Study

60 Devices – De-Rack through to Re-Rack Service. Assen, Holland to Crawley, UK

The Client

Shell Group believes that oil and gas will be integral to the global energy needs for economic development for many decades to come. Shell Group’s role is to ensure that we extract and deliver them profitably and in environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Shell Group seeks a high standard of performance, maintaining a strong long-term and growing position in the competitive environments in which they choose to operate.

Shell Group aim to work closely with their customers, their partners, and policymakers to advance more efficient and sustainable use of energy and natural resources.

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The Brief

When the time came to relocate 5 racks of critical infrastructure for Shell through a third party from Assen in Holland to Crawley, they contacted Ace IT Relocation because of our European presence and references from previous projects completed for Chopper Trading, ATPI and Equinix, Shell had no issues with awarding Ace with the contract.

The Relocation

One of our Project Managers had to liaise with 2 contacts one in Assen and one in the UK. It became clear due to the stringent Health and Safety requirements implemented by Shell all engineers would need to undertake a Health and Safety induction onsite. We organised all engineers to arrive in Assen the night before the project and stayed locally ready to start at 08.00 hours local time so all Health and Safety requirements can be settled before a 09.00 hours start time.

Detailed move schedules were agreed and rack diagrams were designed to plan where each server would be installed back into the racks.

Ace IT Relocation offers professional services onsite depending on the customer requirements, in this case, Ace IT Relocation were requested to de-rack 60 servers in Assen and re-rack all rack mountable infrastructure in Crawley. To ensure all equipment was transported successfully our engineers brought all required equipment and legal requirements to travel through Europe without hindrance.

Once back in the UK the equipment was re-racked in accordance with the rack diagrams provided. Our server engineers remained onsite to support Shell until the project was completed.

Result

Knowing the competitive environment Shell Group operates in, it was clear business continuity was paramount. With our experience, professional engineers and thorough project management Shell experienced no unplanned interruption to business at any point of the project and all infrastructure delivered on the same day.

Feedback

Ace IT Relocation – We were honoured that Shell had no hesitation getting us involved in such a high-profile project which enabled us to demonstrate our capabilities.

Testimonial

I’m astounded at the efficiency your engineers displayed at both sites and to complete the full project within a working day shows a high level of professionalism and aptitude.

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Why choose Ace IT Relocation?

When you have a mission-critical IT process or task that needs completing, the first thing that is essential to think about maintaining the smooth operation of an organisation. When information technology and the utility infrastructure needs moving, replacement, or surveying talk to Ace IT relocation Ltd. We have a team that you can trust with your business-critical tasks that are critical for the long-term success and survival of your company.

Project Management
A project manager and relocation team of IT removals specialists ensure that your IT equipment is relocated in an organised way, without problems, so that your company experiences minimal downtime and disruption when moving. We will oversee all aspects of the project, from the initial site surveys, production of documentation through to execution and completion of the project. We adopt PRINCE 2 project management processes and procedures, combined with our years of industry experience performing seamless moves.
Our Experience
From moving Desktop PC's, Laptops, Peripherals, and free-standing Printers as part of an office move, Server relocation, Storage Arrays, or network infrastructure as part of a server relocation or entire data centre migration, we know and are experienced, so can guarantee a successful relocation project every time. As our core business, we have a daily presence in many UK based Data Centres. We are the best people to talk to if you need assistance with any type of IT relocation service.
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Mitigating any risk of tampering during transit, we transport and protect your IT and telecommunications equipment in our dedicated GPS tracked air ride vehicles. Comprehensive insurance provided for every project has no upper limits on the values of equipment. All hardware's packed into trade-specific custom-built flight cases, secured with security tags and padlocks, removed upon delivery at the destination environment.

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