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Data Center Relocation Risk Assessment

 

Data Center Relocation Risk Assessment Process Summary


Due to the high stakes involved in a move out of a Data Center (DC) to a new location, a Risk Assessment is highly recommended prior to the move being initiated.  The Data Center Relocation “Risk Assessment” Process identifies what can go wrong and the steps identified to mitigate the potential issues.  

Data Center Relocation

Data Center Relocation – Not as simple as it may seem

A data center relocation is not just about moving servers and plugging them in at their new locale. In reality, a data center relocation can be one of a company’s most complex and challenging endeavors. With mission critical information and high-stakes money on the line, the failure of any key steps in the process can have potentially devastating repercussions. Valuable data can be lost. Expensive IT equipment can be damaged. Critical systems may remain offline for hours, days or even weeks as problems are resolved. Such issues can end up costing a company thousands–or even millions–of dollars in lost productivity and lost revenue. ¹ 

Data Center Infrastructure Refresh

Refreshing your IT Virtual Infrastructure

An aging IT infrastructure can lead to greater maintenance costs, increased downtime, out of support software and a skill set shortage in the marketplace. Companies have typically operated on a 3 to 5 year server and storage refresh cycle to address the problems associated with an aging IT infrastructure. Before undertaking an infrastructure refresh it is important to understand the business benefits, the costs and most importantly the business risks of undertaking a technology refresh. Keep in mind you may have to purchase some automated tools to support the migration of the data and the applications. Having a good understanding of these factors are paramount to a successful refresh program.

Data Center Relocations

Data Center Relocations - High Risk Projects

Data center relocations are high risk and a major undertaking for most organizations.  Virtually every department in an organization is affected by a data center move. 

 

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