A Data Center Move is no small feat — but there are times when a move is necessary because the existing location can no longer be optimized to provide sufficient power, cooling, space or reliability.
A successful data center move requires expert analysis of the proposed site prior to leasing or building a new data center, and there are many factors to consider. To help mitigate risks, locations near major highways and flight paths should be avoided. The site should be on high ground as well to provide protection from flooding. It should also have multiple, fully diverse fiber connections to network service providers.
Before the actual data center move can begin, substantial planning is required at both the old and the new facility with regard to:
- Rack planning
- Application dependency mapping
- Service provisioning
- Asset verification
- Transition plans
- Test plans
- Vendor coordination