Project Plan & Checklist
From strategy to commissioning of Data Centres we provide a complete range of managed services.
Do you have a Data Centre relocation project plan?
From one data centre to another, or migrating from a server room to a colocation facility, can be a time consuming and complex task but sometimes its a necessity for businesses of all sizes and in various industry sectors.
As much as possible when moving, and it is imperative that your company does not lose any data and its crucial to avoid any unplanned service outages and down time.
A hardware relocation involves physically moving your current data centre infrastructure to a new location, either to a different server room within the current building or to a completely new data centre.
At this initial stage, you will need to evaluate the potential new environment by looking at the new facility and the footprint size available, ventilation and power load capabilities for each rack.
You will also need to consider what cabling and ISP infrastructure may be required. Its also advisable to coordinate an entire environment shutdown process, and to consider a thorough testing plan after the physical migration.
Careful planning of a data centre relocation or server migration will reduce the risk of hardware failures and issues due to incorrect patching.
You should also make sure that all technicians have covered all risk assessments and safety concerns, this will ensure a successful move with minimal down time and disruption to critical services and usual business activities.
The type of, and different levels of services offered and the averages (when calculating data centre relocation prices in the UK) you can expect to pay for data centre relocation services.
This is including pricing for resource time obligations, below, the prices give you an indication of costs for large and small businesses.
Ace IT Relocation will ensure that the entire physical relocation process is aligned with industry best practice and encompasses many years of tried and tested processes and procedures.
All internal resource, including engineers and technicians are vetted, DBS checked and/or Security Cleared. Our fleet of vehicles are unbranded and fitted with various security and safety features, including Air Ride suspension, CCTV and GPS tracking to ensure the discreet, safe and secure movement of all types of sensitive IT infrastructure.
Your relocation spend will make sense; the higher capabilities of our infrastructure movers mitigate unforeseen challenges by following a planned checklist (project plan template) to make sure your server, storage and network infrastructure is installed correctly in their new home.
If you are a competitive big brand, you need to know that when you are spending a lot on ‘data centre relocation’ (often much more than mid-sized businesses spend), as an enterprise customer, it is important to get it right advice and follow best practices for server migration projects.
In addition to making sure you don’t have any, (or to minimise) downtime when moving to a new colocation facility, so you maintain up-time and cause minimal disruption to usual business activities and network connectivity.