Data Center Move: Keys to a Successful Implementation

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During a data center move into a colocation facility, the process can be pretty painless if the provider has proven processes in place. Major success factors include planning, documentation, …

During a data center move into a colocation facility, the process can be pretty painless if the provider has proven processes in place. Major success factors include planning, documentation, communication, team work, execution and ongoing evaluation. Although migrations can be complex and require specialized technical skills, an experienced provider can help ensure a seamless transition. Learn more about a Data Center Move by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.

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  • 1. DATA CENTER MOVEKEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION
  • 2. DATA CENTER MOVEKEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION During data center move into colocation facility, the process can be painless if provider has processes in place Success factors include: planning, documentation, communication, team work, execution and ongoing evaluation Experienced provider can ensure seamless transition Provider should develop a guide to outline activities during data center move Guide should prioritize equipment and system tasks Complete and accurate documentation together with effective communication among team members
  • 3. DATA CENTER MOVEKEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATIONSuggestions before the Data Center Move Data center move requires expert planning Need to begin transition three to six months Every aspect of move should be documented, including things that could go wrong Develop proper contingencies should any of events come to fruition Regulatory compliance needs to be included in overall plan Prior to move, companies should have vetted providers rigorously, all operators should be qualified in terms of how well they’ll meet a company’s requirements Ask questions such as: » What power and network capabilities are available » How does data center cool operations » What type of availability does the provider guarantee » Is facility carrier-neutral Ensure all security features you evaluated are in place before the move
  • 4. DATA CENTER MOVEKEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATIONSuggestions before the Data Center Move Prior to migration, compile inventory of hardware, operating software, applications, support contracts and other technology being relocated Operation must be stable before the move to ensure continued service Disaster recovery plan needs to be completed before the move
  • 5. DATA CENTER MOVEKEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATIONIt Takes a Team… With a proven provider, data center move can be streamlined Partnership should form easily between you and provider Communication amongst team members is paramount, as are established implementation processes
  • 6. ABOUT THE AUTHORNICOLE AGUILLARD IS MARKETING DIRECTOR FOR CYRUSONE, AGLOBAL ENTERPRISE COLOCATION PROVIDER OPERATING 23HIGHLY SECURE DATA CENTERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES,LONDON AND SINGAPORE. LEARN MORE ABOUT A DATA CENTERMOVE BY VISITING HTTP://WWW.CYRUSONE.COM/.