Data Center Relocation & Data Center Migration
How to Relocate Your Data Center
When it comes to complex projects, a successful data center relocation sits at the top of the list. It takes a combination of precision, experience and intuition to execute flawlessly. With an Instor project manager in charge of every facet of your next data center move, our experience building data centers combined with our services partners’ experience in relocation positions you for ultimate success.
Experience Makes all the Difference
With more than 30 years in the field, Instor uses industry standard data center relocation best practices to safeguard your equipment during the relocation process. Instor ensures a seamless – and tidy – transition by using service partners specializing in data center cleaning. Instor also uses specialty equipment transportation resources to plan and execute your move.
How Do I Know When It’s Time for Data Center Relocation Services?
Trusting the experts for a data center migration and data center relocation will save your business time and money, and ensure that your assets stay protected. But how do you know when it’s time to make a move?
The following are signs that it’s time to consider migration:
- You’re looking for increased power or cooling capacity
- Consolidation is on your radar
- Security has become a major concern
- You’re being outpriced in your region
- You’re looking for a higher Service Level Agreement (SLA)
- It’s time for increased connectivity
- You simply need more space
Whatever the reason for your move, Instor’s Data Center Relocation and Data Center Migration Services have you covered every step of the way. Instor’s team of experts consults with you, asking questions that help us find the right solution – whether that solution is a migration or a fit up. If we feel improvements in infrastructure will solve the problem, then we use our Data Center Fit Up expertise to determine a solution. If a data center relocation is the better path, then we develop a comprehensive data center relocation project plan.
What’s Involved with a Data Center Migration?
One of the main components of a data center migration is the relocation of your IT equipment.
The old equipment can either be decommissioned or left active and used as a secondary site to provide redundancy/disaster recovery site. For other businesses, one of the benefits of data center consolidation (through relocation) is eliminating multiple sites of operation. Instor also meticulously documents inventory of all your equipment.
Our experts will customize a data center relocation plan for your space. After careful planning, IT equipment is uninstalled at the original location. The equipment is carefully packed to be transported. The equipment is physically moved to another location where it is reinstalled and uptime is restored.
Data Center Migration and Relocation Projects Can Include:
- Provisioning the destination site
- Professional mounting of destination equipment
- Discovery and documentation
- Analysis of dependencies
- Test moves/test network
- Physical move of custom assets
- Fully documented report of new equipment layout and cable runs
- Proper shutdown/decommissioning/redeployment of old equipment
- 100% satisfaction provided at project completion
- Beginning to end insurance available