Migrating or relocating, we handle the move of your data centre. We have the experience to migrate your systems from one site to another over dark fibre or other site-to-site connected means. Whether it is migrating LUNs on your hundreds of terabyte storage arrays or instances of systems onto a remote virtual server, we have managed it.
Relocations require a lot more planning due to the logistics [example: loading dock, trucks, schedule, audit, tracking, + more], security [example: armed escorts, classification, municipal police, RCMP, military police, + more], and resources [detail inventory, shutdown, un-rack, pack, loading, un-loading, un-pack, re-rack, patching, + more]. Although relocations are generally shorter down-times compared to migrations, they have a much longer planning period. In cases where organizations are not willing to incur down-time during a relocation, a two or more site model should already be in place.
In either case, we break the move into move windows. Each move window consists of one or more move events. Finally, move events contain one or more move groups. The choreography of the move is planned according to the move methodology (examples: leap-frog, lift and shift, workload shift).
Contact us to discuss the options to plan your data centre move.