Data Center Migration: Critical Lessons Learned

Are you moving or migrating your data center? Check out these important planning decisions, from site selection to moving day checklists.

Bill Kleyman

May 19, 2014

1 Min Read
Data Center Migration: Critical Lessons Learned

Today's reliance on technology in the business world has placed many more workloads into the modern data center platform. So, as your organization grows – your data center must stay agile as well.

This is where the challenge comes in. When planning out a data center project – how do you know what’s the right direction? What makes sense to best fit into your business plans? In this eBook from Raritan, we quickly learn how organization designed their data center changes and what they learned after the process happened.

There are some key steps to consider during the data center planning phase. At this point, you know your organization is getting bigger and new IT needs are pushing your data center platform to the brink. To better understand these steps, the eBook outlines:

  • To build, co-locate, or retrofit

  • Selecting a site

  • Determining data center tier rating, size and design

  • Getting ready for the move

  • Ensuring a successful moving day

  • Additional pearls of wisdom (form organizations that have gone through it all)

There’s really no question that the modern business model won’t continue to evolve. Technology is acting as the direct enabler for a lot of the market and organizations are trying to keep up. Download this eBook today to learn the critical lessons learned around data center migration planning. Remember, as you design your data center platform, it’s critical to communicate often and ensure that all key teams are involved throughout the entire planning process. If successful – you’ll create direct positive impacts for your entire organization. However, unsuccessful data center migrations or changes can result in serious business slowdowns.

About the Author(s)

Bill Kleyman

Bill Kleyman has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise technology. He also enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues about tech. His published and referenced work can be found on Data Center Knowledge, AFCOM, ITPro Today, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and more.

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