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Computacenter's Datacenter Relocation service is designed to help minimise disruption to your organisation and ensure a smooth transition to new facilities
A service component of our Dynamic Datacenter solution.
What we do
Working in close partnership with your organisation, we adopt a service-centric approach to migration. Our multi-layered methodology for discovery and planning starts with physical assets, working through to the services and applications.
This exercise underpins planning and implementing logistics, and infrastructure engineering tasks, ensuring a low risk, cost effective solution. Key activities include:
- Understanding business objectives, including key milestones and budgetary constraints
- Examining application requirements, to understand dependencies between applications and physical systems
- Auditing and discovery, to confirm detailed assets in scope
- Detailed migration planning, to consider what assets will be moved in the available working day and out- of-ours slots, plus regression plans
- Building of a new infrastructure, either as a one-off or cyclic activity
- Piloting, to trial the migration and ensure all processes and technology work as expected
- Migrating and implementing, performing the full scope of the migration plan
- Operational handover
How it helps
Working with Computacenter, organisations can realise the multiple benefits of:
Consolidating datacenters will reduce costs in floorspace, power and cooling. Additionally, reducing the number of distributed environments can significantly lower communication costs between sites.
Improved quality of service
Distributed assets are often hosted in inadequate environments, leading to poor management and unplanned downtime. Moving to the type of well-managed environments we offer will improve performance, availability and security.
Improved business continuity
Ensuring all assets are hosted in a well-managed environment enables appropriate levels of resilience and continuity to be implemented with greater cost-effectiveness.
Economies of scale
Reducing the number of sites hosting systems can deliver economies of scale for within core services, such as back-up, replacing distributed processes and technologies. Our automated scalable solution can reduce costs by upwards of 20%.
Why we are different
Our PRINCE-accredited project and programme managers provide specialist expertise to ensure that system or Datacenter moves are carried out on time and to budget. Computacenter implements over 80,000 servers and 500,000 desktops per annum, and to date we have migrated in excess of 35,000 mission-critical assets and devices for our clients.
Best practice and toolsets
We have developed proven methodologies and in-house tools to minimise any business disruption. These provide detailed implementation and contingency plans, as well as the ability to undertake impact analysis following last minute changes.
Support and ownership
Our relationships with hundreds of technology suppliers enable Computacenter to ensure support for heterogeneous environments is maintained. We will take complete responsibility for the operational management of all the technology suppliers on your behalf and you with a single point of accountability.
Breadth and depth of technical skills
Our end-to-end service capability means we have the insight to help effectively design, build, test, and manage complete IT infrastructures. Computacenter has consultants accredited to the highest level with all major Datacenter vendors such as IBM, SUN, Oracle, HP, EMC, Redhat, SuSE, Veritas and VMware.
Unique heterogeneous testing environment
Computacenter has unique resources to pre-test new systems and configurations in its Solutions Centre, so that organisations can significantly lower the risk of data and hardware migration.
Where we have done it
"We had to know where the hardware was at all times to ensure we did not disrupt our schedule or that of the other teams. As Computacenter was also responsible for hardware maintenance, this ensured a seamless support service during the move."
- Rob Harley, Director of Enterprise Computing Services, Merrill Lynch
To find out how Computacenter's Datacenter Relocation service can help you, please contact your account manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org