Data Center Relocation & Consolidation Consultation
SMS will help you every step of the way.
Whether you are expanding to new premises, consolidating your facilities, or moving your data center across the country, data center relocations require experience and expertise to ensure a successful outcome, free of unnecessary complications. A Data Center Relocation Consultation from SMS provides this required knowledge so that your project plan eliminates all potential pitfalls.
Our process begins by conducting a full assessment of your existing data center environment. This understanding is crucial to ensure the plan we develop is precise and tailored to your exact requirements. During this assessment we review all IT assets, applications, and infrastructure used in your data center, as well as the interactions between each component. We also review IT support SLAs, IT asset warranties, and operational data center processes. This assessment allows us to get a complete picture of how your organization operates and is approved by you before we proceed to next steps.
The next step is to clearly define the desired outcome of your data center relocation. This will include any changes to be made in concert with your relocation, such as technology upgrades or virtualization, as well as any planned changes to processes or SLAs. We document the intended goals of your data center migration and work with you to review and refine every aspect in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome.
We then create a detailed project plan for your data center migration. This plan defines every event to take place and even includes details such as software licenses that need to be acquired or renewed, temporary IT asset requirements, new IT asset requirements, cabling plans, and network changes. This detailed project plan allows us to help you fine-tune your project budget to ensure it is a realistic assessment of the true costs of your data center relocation. All of this information is included in a design plan that is approved by you before we proceed.
SMS then devises a schedule that defines the party responsible for each process at every stage of the plan, as well as identifying the prerequisites, the timeframe and the resources needed to complete each. Once that plan is approved by you, we are able to move to the execution phase of your data center relocation project.
If you have a pending IT asset relocation project but lack the experience of knowing the ins-and-outs of planning and executing these potentially highly complex projects, SMS is here to help.