Safe, Efficient, Reliable Data Center Relocation
We Have Successfully Relocated Data Centers For Some Of The World's Leading Global Corporations
With technology now an integral part of our daily lives and our increasing reliance on data exposing businesses and their customers to security issues, Data Center relocation is no longer at all unusual. As organizations carefully plan how they will undertake to move their IT resources locally, nationally or even internationally, professional support is the key to achieving a successful relocation.
BSC are data center relocation experts with an outstanding track record of handling complex physical, virtual and hybrid data center relocations and IT transformations. Nothing is left to chance as we anticipate and deal with any potential challenge before they even arise.
Since 2002, Basic Solutions’ highly-experienced team of project managers, technicians, IT movers, packers, drivers and office staff has successfully relocated hundreds of data centers across North America and internationally with minimal downtime or lost revenue, quickly and efficiently getting our clients back up and running. Through these many relocations and data center consolidation projects BSC has identified three key elements for a successful relocation project:
- A comprehensive and accurate inventory of all applications, servers, storage and related assets
- A thorough understanding of asset inter-dependencies
- A perfect “runbook” — the minute-by-minute move-day plan for all relocation activities
BSC Data Center Relocation Services’ proven multi-step process covers:
- Planning and Project Management
- Moving and Rigging Services
- Complete Site Decommissioning
- Equipment Purchasing and Sales
- Disposal and Recycling of Base Materials
- Asset Liquidation
- Site Restoration
No job is too big or complex for our expert team and professional resources. BSC‘s technical and logistical capabilities can relocate data centers and IT assets of any size and scale, from a single rack relocation to a data center that has a footprint of thousands of racks and assets.
BSC has deep experience in relocations to and from co-location facilities, customer-owned sites, purpose-built data centers, data closets in offices and stand-alone equipment. Whatever the project, we work hand-in-hand with the client’s IT team to successfully handle each key action on our professional relocation checklist:
Data Center Relocation Checklist
|Pre-Move Consulting||We manage all aspects of facility and IT infrastructure relocation, freeing up clients to concentrate on important business-related move elements and maintain corporate functions during the transition.|
|Defined Relocation Approach||Advance planning is critical. Leveraging the BSC data center relocation approach anticipates and then sidesteps many typical pitfalls, establishes contingency plans and avoids potential problems.|
|Defined Roles & Responsibilities||We ensure all partner, vendor, subcontractor and client personnel understand their relocation roles and responsibilities. This clear understanding of the part we each play minimizes any problems and delays.|
|Pre-move Assessment & Site Preparation||BSC prepares your current facility and IT equipment for relocation, including labelling and/or asset tagging of all equipment. Labelling includes device specifications, relocation position, cabling requirements, and other device-specific requirements. Asset tagging covers barcoding or RFID asset tags associated with a CMDB database, ITAM toolset; and/or DCIM tools to manage the capacity planning and optimize the environment for its relocated state. This process allows us to verify proper re-assembly and cuts back the time to re-establish network devices.|
|Move Implementation Services||Efficient management of de-install, check-out, load, transport, unload, check-in, re-install and re-cabling (if required) shortens the actual network downtime, enabling your organization to effectively manage business operations during the relocation with the least possible downtime.|
|Re-Start of IT equipment||We connect relocated IT equipment to power, network and SAN connections. Re-IP and reconfigure any devices that are changing status on the relocated network. Troubleshoot any devices not communicating properly with the relocated or new network.|
|Post-Move Consulting||Project completion activities with punch list completion, documentation of all relocated elements, clean-up and client acceptance allows your business to quickly and efficiently shift your focus back to operations.|
Our support goes further. We can expand Relocation projects to incorporate our managed and professional services from higher level system administration support, IT asset recovery and hardware reconfigurations and upgrades.