Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation

Today’s modern data center must be agile and capable of immediate expansion. Many organizations outgrow their current demands and have to move their data center infrastructure to a new location. This may be the result of several factors including power, cooling or space requirements.

One of the most important parts of conducting a data center relocation is the planning and design of the move. In “Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation” we are able to better understand the intricate planning process that goes into a successful migration and where some plans may fall short. The idea here is to help reduce risk and ensure that the chosen environment is capable of scaling to future business need.

This whitepaper from Transitional Data Services (TDS) examines some of the following topics when it comes to a good data center migration plan:
• How not to manage a move
• The right way to manage a move
• How to utilize the right expertise and where it matters most
• Analyzing site suitability and reducing complexity

Because IT is such an important part of any business, organizations must stay proactive and intelligent when it comes to their technologies. This involves expanding or moving their data center. Download “Smart Move: Five Steps to a Successful Data Center Relocation” today to understand the vital planning process that goes into a solid infrastructure migration plan.

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About the Author

Bill Kleyman is a veteran, enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management and deployment. His architecture work includes virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. Currently, Bill works as the Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at MTM Technologies, a Stamford, CT based consulting firm.

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  1. Mike Murrelll

    Outsourcing requires moving of data centers

  2. One of the most important, final steps of a data center move is commissioning. That does not simply meaning turning things on (UPS, Backup Generators, HVAC, etc), but bringing them up to full load conditions to rule out unstable operation or infant mortality issues.